Kew Slate Roofing Services… repairs, re-roofing and new slate installations
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Here’s a slate roof repair and restoration in Kew our team just completed. During this last week our team were working on an old Edwardian home in Kew. The roof slates on this very original old home are what’s known as Delabole slate and they are very near the end of their functional life. The present owners have lived in this house for over a year and the roof has needed constant repairs and has never stopped leaking. The owners are well aware of the slates remaining lifespan and are budgeting for full replacement within the next couple of years. The scope of the roof slating work at this particular time was to :
- Repair the holes in the roof at the front of the home as best as possible considering the slate quality.
- Remove all the slates on the blind side of the home – in this case the North facing side – and install corrugated iron for solar heating panels.
- To the addition at the rear of the house, relay the best of the slates salvaged from the North facing side – so as to match up with the gauge of the remaining existing side.
- Install new Del Carmen slates to the extension at the rear and the area where the extension roof cuts into the original roof which had at some time been re-roofed in iron.
It may seem like a round about way of doing the roof but in all honesty its been worked out quite well. The only section of roof, done this time, that will need to be redone is the one small area on the extension that was covered with the original Delabole slate. This side had to be slated for the time being with the old slates so as to match up the set out of the side that wasn’t yet being re-roofed. So overall the amount of money spent this time around that’s going to be redone is probably around $1500.
Budget at this time didn’t allow for the whole roof to be replaced but it really does need doing as soon as possible. When the slates are soft and flaking and their nails rusting there’s always going to be leaks and timber rot to rafters and fascias.
If you’re looking for a slate roofing company for a roof slating project or problem you may have we’d love to help. Even if you just need to ask a few questions or have a concern about your slate roof contact me – John 0403022137 – I’m always up for a chat about slating.
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