Glen Iris roof slating specialists – repairs, restorations and renewals
Call us for fast reliable service on : 0403022137
If you’re needing a slate roof problem or project attended to in Glen Iris we can help. Our specialist slate roofers have been working in the area for many years and are familiar with all the different types of problems that the areas’ slate roofs present.
Our company also does supply and fixing of slate roofs for new home constructions and extensions and re-roofing existing ones.
We also carry large stocks of old and reclaimed roof slates for repairs and extensions.
Slate roof tile problems in Glen Iris
There’s quite a mixture of old slate roofed housing styles around Glen Iris. The area not being quite as old as some of the closer inner Eastern suburbs does present a few different types of roofing slate unique to the suburb and nearby areas that can cause problems.
The latter Edwardian type houses were very often originally roofed in a type of slate referred to as “continentals.” The biggest problem with these slates are that they are now at the end of their lifespan and very soft and water absorbent but you may not even notice it.
The leaking of these soft and absorbent roof slates can sometimes go undetected for many years but they are still slowly causing damage to roof framing and fascias. Eventually, over a number of years, this leaking becomes very severe and urgent action needs to be taken to avoid expensive repairs to not only the roof structure but internal damage to walls, ceilings and furniture.
Leaking slate roofing problems
As well as lots of soft “continental” slate roof tiles in Glen Iris, the area also has all the usual slate roof problems found in other Melbourne suburbs.
Water leaks can be caused in a number of different ways on slate roofs. Problems such as :
- Rusted or damaged box gutters, spouting and down pipes
- Damaged, broken and delaminating tiles
- Blocked guttering
- Slipping and moving slate tiles
- Terracotta capping becoming loose or dislodged
- Metal ridges lifting or missing
All of these problems can lead to significant internal and external damage to old homes…. all can be avoided with regular inspections and maintenance
Our slate roofing services in Glen Iris
Our roof services cover all aspects of slate roofing. It doesn’t matter if you need a small repair or would just like an inspection to ease your concerns before winter we can help.
We also do alterations, extensions and re-roofing for slate roofs in Glen Iris for builders and homeowners
If you think we can be of assistance to you for your slate roof requirements please contact John on : 0403022137