ROOF REPAIRS HORNSBY

Is your roof in need of urgent roof repairs? A leaking roof during a storm is something no home owner ever wants to face. However, all too often we notice that leaking or damaged roofs don’t get noticed until it becomes a harsh reality. Perhaps due to fallen branches or hail stones, lack of regular maintenance or even due to foam insulation absorbing moisture and hiding the problem. When this happens, the damage caused onto the house ceiling can lead to significant roof repair costs. The main lesson from this is that leaky or damaged roofs should be dealt with before the problem get large

At Sydney Roofers - Hornsby we provide the most professional & affordable roof repair in Hornsby. With more than two decades providing roof repair services, you can be rest assured that your roof will be in safe hands with Sydney Roofers - Hornsby. Quality of workmanship is something we take extremely seriously, as we know how important it is to have a roof that’s in perfect condition. Sydney Roofers - Hornsby guarantee to have your roof in perfect condition and even provide free roofing inspections and quotes in Hornsby.

The importance of roof maintenance & repair?

Roofs are very susceptible to damage from all kinds of environmental influences. Leaves from nearby trees are one of the leading causes of premature aging. Excessive moisture caused by lack of roof slope or improper drainage is also a critical factor. Other influences could be animals, high winds and people walking on the roof who do not know the proper procedures.

 

Keeping your roof properly and professionally maintained will give you peace of mind in the event of heavy storms and rainfall. You’ll find severe storm damage can be significantly reduced if roof repairs and maintenance are carried out beforehand and on a regular basis

OUR HORNSBY ROOF REPAIR SERVICES 

Roof Maintenance Hornsby
Roof Inspection Hornsby
Roof Ridge Bedding Hornsby
Roof Ridge Pointing Hornsby
Attic Cleaning Hornsby
Battens Replacement Hornsby
Roof Sarking Replacement Hornsby
Valley Gutter Replacement Hornsby
Broken Tiles Replacement Hornsby
Flat Metal Roof Replacement Hornsby
Metal Roof Repair Hornsby
Tile Roof Repair Hornsby
Roof Rust Treatment Hornsby
Box Gutter Replacement Hornsby
Gutter Cleaning Hornsby
Ridge Bedding Weep Holes Hornsby
Metal Flashing Hornsby
Lead Flashing Hornsby
Chimney Repairs Hornsby
Leak Detection Hornsby
Leak Detection Hornsby
Temporarily Roof Repairs Hornsby
Roof Tarping Hornsby
Gutter Replacement Hornsby
Downpipe Replacement Hornsby
Ventilation & Whirlybirds Hornsby
Insulation Hornsby
Roof Bedding Procedures

Roof bedding & Pointing Hornsby

Many of Sydney Roofers - Hornsby customers don't realise that the most important aspect in a tiled roof restoration, is rebedding and repointing the roof tiles.

- Roof bedding and pointing are important parts of your roof’s structure. The bedding holds the roof tiles in place and the pointing helps create a stronger hold and tighter seal.

- Roof bedding and pointing is a crucial task that must be done on a regular basis in order to ensure the long-term stability of your roof and to keep your home protected.

- When either of these components (Bedding & Pointing) becomes damaged or worn, you may experience roof leaks and other types of roof damage.

- Broken or cracked bedding may cause roof tiles to shift or loosen. Left unchecked, the loose tiles can become a safety hazard. The tiles may potentially slide off the roof and cause injury.

Roof Bedding Hornsby

Roof bedding is the concrete mortar that keeps roofing materials (Roof tiles & Ridge Caps) in place over many years. As with any materials when exposed on a regular basis roof bedding begins to wear down over time. When it wears down, roof tiles and ridge caps can become loose and fall from the roof, which can lead to numerous issues including roof damage and roof leaking.

Roof Pointing Hornsby

Roof pointing is a strong second layer that goes over the initial roof bedding and helps to further add protection to the roof. It is incredibly important to have an expert who is aware of the specific needs of those in the Hornsby area to perform this task, as the wrong materials will not offer the same protection as those chosen for optimal performance in Hornsby weather conditions.

Repointing roof tiles is commonly recommended to replace the cement mortar used for pointing before 1995. The cement is prone to cracking and shifting. Flexible pointing material helps to eliminate these drawbacks.

Hornsby homeowners who haven't had roof rebedding or roof repointing to their homes in the past ten years should contact a Hornsby roofing repair specialist or us at Sydney Roofers - Hornsby to schedule this important maintenance task.

What is the process involved in rebedding or repointing?

Rebedding requires removal of the old existing bedding and pointing material. Bedding mix is then applied by trowel to the roof tiles to be covered by the ridge capping. A ridge rack is used to keep the ridges straight and the bedding applied in the right spot for the ridge caps to sit on. The bedding is then trowelled up to a neat up & down finish slightly inwards from the ridge. This provides a good solid surface for the flexible pointing to adhere to.

Once the bedding has dried the flexible pointing is then applied to the sides of the ridge at a thickness of 3 – 5mm and the collars where the ridges overlap are also pointed. The ridges are now fully secure from wind uplift and waterproof. The flexible pointing also flexes in harmony with normal roof movement which stops future cracking of the ridge capping.

Roof Ridge Caps Pointing
Roof Pointing
Damaged Roof Pointing

Rusted Valley Iron Replacement Hornsby

Roof valleys play an important role in diverting water from your roof and into your gutter system, and therefore are necessary in keeping water out of your home.Roof Valley irons need to be maintained to function correctly, but natural wear & tear may also occur. Over time, the metal can simply wear away, get damaged, or succumb to rusting, causing water to leak into the house. Water in the home often leads to structural problems and other costly, stressful repairs.

Our Hornsby Roof valley replacement service includes removing your old, leaking, or rusted valley irons and replacing them with new modern valley irons. Sydney Roofers - Hornsby specialists use the new COLORBOND® or ZINCALUME® valley irons. Better materials mean a longer lifespan and more protection for your home. Our roof valleys are available in several different colors and styles to fit your home's aesthetic.

New Roof Valley

Leaking Chimney Flashing Repair Hornsby

Homes with chimneys require more maintenance than homes without. If you’ve recently encountered a chimney leak or noticed rust stains inside your firebox, you may need to repair your chimney flashing. Chimney flashing is a type of roof flashing that creates a waterproof seal to protect your chimney and roof from water damage and penetration.

Chimney flashing can become weakened over time. When it does, it’s important to hire a roofing repair contractor who will be able to replace chimney flashing to ensure your roof continues to be protected to the level it needs to be. Sometimes all it will take is a minor repair applied at the right time to save the repair bill from growing into the thousands.

Signs You Need to Repair Your Chimney Flashing

Properly installed chimney or roof flashing can last up to 30 years. Lifespan is determined by surrounding details like where you live, shape and size of your chimney, and the materials used to make it. Knowing what year your house was constructed helps keep track of the life of your chimney.

Signs it is time for a chimney flashing replacement include:

  • Leaking from the inside or outside of the chimney

  • Sounds and evidence of dripping, like puddles

  • Discolored bricks

  • Rust stains

  • Water stains on interior ceilings or walls adjoining the chimney

  • Visible gaps in the caulking around the flashing

If you believe your roof flashing requires some attention, it’s best to call in an expert. An experienced Sydney roof professional in Hornsby will be able to save you time and money in the long run by installing flashing that’s up to the task of protecting your roof, your home and your family.

Gutter Cleaning Hornsby

Leaf-blocked gutters may not seem like a big deal but ensuring this part of your home is in good working order has far reaching benefits.

Gutters essentially manage the flow of rain water away from your home during a downpour or storm. Blockages in your gutters can lead to extensive water damage throughout your property. Eliminate the risk of blocked gutters by utilising our cost-efficient services. That’s why ensuring your gutters are free from leaves, sticks and other debris is an important part of your regular maintenance and a vital risk mitigation step.

Sydney Roofers - Hornsby are here to provide you with professional gutter cleaning of both, residential and commercial properties. Sydney Roofers gutter cleaners in Hornsby have the expertise and special equipment to remove all loose debris and fallen leaves. We are here to take care of all your guttering needs. book your free quote today!

Roof Ridge weep holes Hornsby

Weep holes are made in the lowest point in the base of the tile. weep holes are used to allow water to escape from behind the bedding and pointing of the ridge cap. Water back-flowing occurs if there are no weep holes, and the water rises up toward the highest point and then into your roof resulting in staining of ceilings etc.

- All ridge tiles on concrete roofs need to have weep holes.

- Terracotta roof tiles need weep holes when the top course under the ridge cap has been cut short to fit neatly and have full coverage under the ridge cap. A full length terracotta tile that is laid under the ridge cap will not require weep holes as a full terracotta tile has a water course at the top edge to prevent it from pooling back.

Here at Sydney Roofers - Hornsby we ensure all our work is of a high quality, and we definitely make sure weep holes are present in all work we do.

Roof Ridge Weep Holes