Terracotta Roof Repair Project - Monbulk

This is a residential terracotta roof repair project in Monbulk. The private client asked the team at Downeys Group Australia to re-bed and re-point the terracotta ridge capping of their single storey dwelling. A new storm water barrier was also installed by the team for the client. Notice in the photo how the pointing deteriorates over time, becoming loose?


The Process

This process involved the removal of the old cement or mortar that fixes the ride capping. Next, DGA replaced the roof’s bedding with new and high quality bedding mortar. Once set, new pointing material was then applied to the sides of the ridge to seal the roof. The same process was done for the roof’s gable ends. Lastly, the team also installed a new storm water barrier for the client.


Roof Bedding and Roof Pointing

Roof bedding is a blend of cement, sand, and other materials that ensures your roof tiles are kept in place through rough weather. The second layer that goes on top of the bedding is called roof pointing. Roof pointing further secures the hold of your roof tiles and protects your roof from moisture, water, and dust. While both roof bedding and roof pointing materials are made to be durable, over the years, they can still encounter natural wear and tear. Even the best roofing systems aren’t indestructible to exposure of the elements and time. This may manifest in cracks, holes or wobbly tiles. When ignored, this can only lead to further damage. Therefore, DGA highly recommends monitoring the status of your roof from time to time and booking for a repair when necessary.

Storm Water Barrier

DGA also installed a storm water barrier called valley iron . This metal flashing allows the excess water to run down towards the gutter of the roof and away from your home. Overtime, the metal may experience some natural wear & tear. This includes rusting and corrosion which can cause water leakage in your home. This is why replacement of valley irons is extremely important.

About Us

DGA Roofing Melbourne has been delivering the highest standards in roofing solutions and workmanship for over 30 years now. As a highly experienced roofing services provider, you can rest assured that all work undertaken by DGA on behalf of its clients will deliver: highest quality and industry standards, full public liability insurance, quality materials and workmanship, insurance claim consultancy, master builders membership, and highly competitive prices. 


To see more residential roofing projects, click here. DGA also specialises in other roofing services such as re-roofing, installation and restoration. Guttering services are also available. To submit a service enquiry or to get a quick quote, contact us now!  

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