Roof Restoration Thornbury, Melbourne
A Roof ResQ Project
Before Roof Restoration
Work in Progress
After Roof Restoration
Project: Terracotta Roof Restoration
Location: Thornbury, Melbourne
Area: Melbourne North
Roof Restoration Details
This 104 year old house had some leaks as a result of broken ridge caps and pointing. The owners wanted to ensure that the situation didn't get worse, and wisely chose to restore the roof before major damage could occur.
The first step was to remove all the ridge caps, and remove all of the old cement. This is a step that some re-roofers skip, choosing instead to repoint over old cement, but we do this on all projects. We then rebedded with new cement and pointed with the trusted Selleys Point Works GEN II.
Our roofing experts took extra special attention to the wet gable at the rear of the house, when rebedding and pointing. This ensures a spectacular finish to the job.
Finally we carefully washed the roof to bring the life back into it. As you can see from the photos the house now has much stronger street appeal and feels much more secure as a roof to protect the family.
This is what the client said in an email to our director:
"Recently my elderly mother and father contacted Roof RESQ for a quote to restore the tiles and ridge capping which after nearly 80 or 90 years required considerable pointing, tile replacement and cleaning.
Their estimator Peter Clare came out and being protective of my parents, I made sure I attended.
From the outset, Peter was totally respectful of mum and dads property and their wishes. His very clear explanation of the process and the way he catered to their questions impressed me greatly and made them feel very comfortable. These qualities in trades and service people these days can be very rare indeed.
The job was preceded by phone calls and work was completed just as Peter explained.They were exceptionally reliable.
The team of roofers were a pleasure to have at my parents home and I felt that any further scrutiny on my part was not necessary....this company is very professional. On an old roof such as this they needed to take great care and did just that.
The house was recently professionally painted and the roof has completed the picture... fully restored Californian bungalow on a beautiful corner block....and the compliments from family friends and neighbours keep coming. I am not easily satisfied with poor average levels of customer service. It was a delight to deal with Peter Clare and Roof Resq and I could not recommend them more highly for their customer service, workmanship, follow up after the job, and above all their friendly professional manner from beginning to end. Thank you Peter and Roof Resq!"
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