27 September 2011

Roof repointing in Canberra?

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I need some repairs to the roof as some of the grout and pointing is flaking away, so any suggestions on who to call or is it worth doing-it-yourself?

I did repair some of the the ridge titles but looks like some more work required and it might be quicker if a tradesman does it?

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Be aware, be very aware.

After a year of deliberation, assessing recommendations and 4 quotes, we finally chose a roof tiling company to redo our ridge tiles. We thought that we had done sufficient due diligence! Alas, we were caught out – big time!

Although our quote clearly defined the need to replace all the bedding on our ridge capping, how did we feel when 25% of the existing (damaged) bedding was covered up with flexi-point? The repairer stated that it was too hard as there was silicone on some of the ridge capping. (1 cartridge over 25 metres!)

Luckily I visited home at midday and identified the issue. After some firm discussions, the roof repairer redid the doggy work to the quoted specification.

Then at about 2pm, the workers packed up and left. No communication with us – they just left, although the job was only 50% complete. Never to be heard of since!

Based on my experience I advise all home owners to be extremely attentive to the quoted job specifications if using National Capital Roofing.

Ultimately we engaged a reputable company to finish to the job to our expected levels.

Digging up an old thread on this, because I’m in the market for rebedding and repointing our tile roof. Not interested in painting it at all, and ReACT roofing need not apply – even without the horror stories, their misleading advertising shows how dodgy they are!

Anyone have any current recommendations for work like this?

hi, im a rooftiler with 8 years experience. i live northside and these days i specialise in rebedding & pointing. my number is 0423312734.
i would be more than happy to have a look at your roof for you : )
hope 2 hear from you.

Be really careful about any company wanting to PAINT (as opposed to repoint) your roof. Many sharks – lots of dollars – not much long term benefit.

The best tiler / roof pointer that I know of is Adrian Booth. Mainly works southside – very reliable and honest.

ThatUniStudent wins the internet!

ThatUniStudent6:59 pm 27 Sep 11

For a small fee I will point at your roof, and point at it again. There you go, discount roof repointing!

Tony Baker as per this old post: http://the-riotact.com/advice-on-roof-restoration-companies/9028
Used him on my parents place and will use again on mine later on. Best guy and workmanship I have met/seen!

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