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By leonnie 24 November 2018 9

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Hi Canberra.

I’d like opinions and recommendations on roof restoration in Canberra.

We are interested in roof restoration for our home. Rebedding ridges and gables, repointing tiles, gutter repair and replacing flashing has been done recently.

We might need a few tiles to be replaced (old concrete tiles).

We are planning to have Solar installed next year so would like to make sure the roof is in a good condition beforehand.

I saw some old posts about Watch this roof etc but nothing new on the subject

Any ideas, experience, recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

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Philippe Frost 8:51 pm 09 Dec 18

Just had this job done repointing roof capping last week. I'm very angry. Its worse than before. Can anyone offer advice? I was told they would come fix it but I'm worried they will do a bad job. The owner told me that repointing doesn't involve removing existing mortar but the old stuff was over 30yrs old and falling out. In most places the new stuff is barely slapped over the top. A friend just advised me that they should've never put flexible mortar over the old should all come out. I would have expected that to be done in the first place. Please help, need your advice before they come and do more bad patching. I haven't paid yet, am i in a position to refuse and get it redone properly?

Leonnie Stewart 3:28 pm 28 Nov 18

What I was hopping for was other home owners comments and possible experience with local roof restoration done

Tony Morris 10:03 am 25 Nov 18

Hi Leonnie, I do approximately 10 roofs in the warmer months. I just want to offer some advise, I'm not doing an advertisement. Firstly steer well clear of anyone saying they will do your roof for under 2k, its just not possible as the correct products lets say for a 100sqm home would be around $1300. The roof needs to be properly washed and sterilized. 1 coat of primmer (sometimes 2) then two coats of top coat. The best advice I can give you is contact they have a data base of qualified and trained applicators, in Canberra there are 3 to 4 of us. You are given a 10 factory warranty from Dulux, if a failure occurs ( hasn't happened to me) they will send the applicator back to rectify, should they not they loose their accreditation. Dulux will then send another applicator at the previous ones expense. Finally rebeding, pointing should be somewhere on the vicinity of $2300-$2800 inclusive of tile replacement.

Hope the above helps

    Leonnie Stewart 9:54 am 27 Nov 18

    Thanks Tony Helpfull info. I have heard of Dulux and a 10 year warranty. I am trying to find have a data base of qualified and trained applicators I recieved this so far > Good morning Leonnie, for this in formation you will need to enquire with Acratex directly, you can either call or fill in the online enquiry form via this page -…ier/products/acratex/contactus

    Acratex Contact us | Dulux

    Dulux AcraTex® products provide a textured finish that protects against render cracking I sucessfully filled out the online enquiery form. Wish me luck! :)

    Tony Morris 10:23 am 27 Nov 18

    Leonnie Stewart Strange? Let me do some research and speak to my rep.

    Tony Morris 12:07 pm 27 Nov 18

    Leonnie Stewart Hi again Leonnie. Apparently Dulux have changed to a "new system" they do not currently have a link on their site for accredited applicators but this will be fixed shortly. In the interim if you call inspirations paint 62932292 they have a list of which I am on. Hope that helps and sorry for inadvertantly leading you on a wild goose chase. Rest of the info I provided was spot on.

    Best of luck

    Leonnie Stewart 3:44 pm 27 Nov 18

    No worries I wasnt worried Tony, your info was very helpful I havent heard back from Dulux but could you PM me please

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