What Is Roof Repointing And Why Do You Need It?

What Is Roof Repointing And Why Do You Need It?

Your roof is your home’s front line of defence against the elements and the harsh Brisbane weather. When the mortar in your roof tiles has been cracked or damaged, the protection your roof provides may be compromised and start letting water into your home. This can cause water damage, mould and even affect the structural integrity of your house. To prevent these problems and save yourself an expensive repair bill, you should have your roof inspected and repaired by a qualified roofing professional.

What is roof repointing?

All tiled roofs have ridge tiles (also known as capping tiles) which are integral to your roof and prevent water damage. A special roof cement is used over the roof bedding in order to seal the tiles in place and stop dust and moisture from seeping through into your home.

Repointing is the process of applying new, flexible pointing material that reduces the problems that commonly occur with ridge tiles such as cracking, wearing and shrinking. The main benefits of roof repointing include:

  • Prevention of severe damage (including water and structural damage)
  • Cost-effective, saving you money on avoidable repairs
  • Increasing the lifespan of your roof
  • Reinforcing the integrity of your roof, keeping you and your home safe

At Right Roofing, our roof repointing process involves a thorough inspection before any work is carried out to assess the condition of your roof and ridge tiles. Our roofing specialists will check for loose cement, debris from deteriorating or damaged shingles, signs of leakages and any signs of a sagging roof to confirm the condition of your roof and more. Having an expert inspect your roof regularly is the best way to keep your roof in tip top shape for years to come.

When does a roof need repointing?

Typically, it is recommended that a roof be repointed every ten years to account for wear and tear that happens naturally throughout the seasons. However, there are also some signs that you should look out for that your roof may need repointing. Leaks, excess moisture, missing or loose roof tiles and grainy sand/cement in your gutters could be signs that the mortar is cracking or broken. Signs like this can sometimes be hard to identify yourself and it is often best to have a qualified roofer regularly to carry out an inspection.

Since the pointing is what holds the roof tiles in place, preventative maintenance can be a real lifesaver for your roof and by extension your house. If you detect any signs of damage in your roof, contact a professional roofer to inspect your roof today.

How much does roof repointing cost?

Repointing costs depend on a number of factors and are quoted on a roof by roof basis by our experts. The largest factors when calculating the cost of repoint a roof include:

  • The age of the roof
  • The state of the roof
  • The size of the roof

For a standard 3-4 bedroom home, repointing a roof usually costs around $2200.00 (inc GST). For larger jobs however where damage has had time to set in, it may be time to look at a complete roof restoration. For a free repointing quote, give Right Roofing Repairs a call on 0431 962 819 and we will send out one of our qualified professionals to inspect your roof.

If in doubt, call the experts

As the front line defence for your home and your safety, maintaining your roof is something that shouldn’t be ignored. So long as it’s fixed in a timely fashion, needing your roof repointed isn’t a large financial burden.

Here at Right Roofing Restorations, we have the experience and the knowledge to keep your roof in tip top shape and help it to continue protecting your home for many years to come. If you have questions about the state of your roof, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free quote on 0431 962 819.

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