Tile Roof Restoration Brisbane & Sydney — Reliance Roof Restoration

Tile Roof Restoration Brisbane & Sydney - Reliance Roof Restoration

Tile Roof Restoration ” is a term that is used to describe the process of cleaning, repairing and re-coating a tiled roof.

While contractors (mainly painters and “handymen”) have been cleaning and painting roofs for the last 100 years, it was mainly metal roofs they painted. It was quite rare to paint a tile roof.

It’s only in the last 15 years that painting tiled roofs has become common. With most tiled roofs, though, you can’t just paint them. Most tiled roofs need a lot of preparation and repairs first.

Roof Tile Repair

Tile Roof Restoration ’ is the process of cleaning, repairing, re-pointing, sealing and re-coating a tiled roof, and in the last 15 years this has become widespread as a normal part of maintaining the home.

This coincided with the first wave of concrete tile roofs turning 15 years old, the age where they typically start needing serious attention.

Concrete tiles have been used as a roofing material for many years, but were rare in Queensland up until the early 1970s. In the seventies, they became a very popular roofing material because they were, and still are, significantly cheaper than Terracotta tiles.

Unfortunately, though, concrete tiles deteriorate much faster than terracotta tiles. Tiled roof restoration, then, is a wise investment for your home if you have a concrete tile roof older than 15 years.

A tile roof restoration will make your home storm safe and weather proof, improve the appearance of your home, and add thousands of dollars to the value of your house.

Our Tile Roof Restoration Process:

Tile Roof Restoration Brisbane & Sydney - Reliance Roof Restoration
  • Replace all cracked and broken tiles. Even the tiles with hair line cracks are replaced.
  • Pressure clean the entire roof. Using a water blaster that produces 4,000 psi of pressure, this will remove all mould and lichen, remove all dirt, and strip much of the existing surface.
  • Remove ridge caps and re-bed if required. If your existing bedding is even a tiny bit loose, we’ll re-bed the caps. This involves removing them, laying a new concrete bed, and re-laying all the caps using a bedding frame to get nice straight lines.
  • Re-point all ridge caps with a polymer based flexible pointing mortar. This is trowelled on and because it’s a flexible mortar, will not crack with the normal movement of your home (expansion and contraction from heat and cold)
  • Apply a sealer / primer coat to the entire roof. This seals the roof, and because it “etches” in to the surface of the tile, acts as a “gripper” coat, giving maximum adhesion. This coat is sprayed on with an airless paint machine.
  • Apply 2 or more acrylic membrane coats in the colour of your choice. The acrylic membrane coats are very heavy bodied (thick in consistency) and form a protective membrane for your roof. Coming in your choice of over 30 colours, this will greatly improve the appearance of your entire home.
  • Quality Control Inspection – Your roof will be inspected by either the owner of the business or our quality control manager.

Tile Roof Painting

We also Restore Terracotta Tiled Toofs

While these don’t deteriorate like concrete tiles, they still need maintenance, and if you have a terracotta roof, you can certainly benefit from a roof restoration.

The process for terracotta tile roof restoration is:

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