Roof rebedding and repointing
The roof of your home often incurs the brunt of weather and can start to break down after many years of exposure. One of the most common problems we fix at StormSafe Roof Restorations is roof bedding and pointing, which involves replacing old mortar that is no longer holding the roof tiles in place. Roof rebedding and repointing every ten years is vital to maintaining your roof and can be done as a full roof restoration or just on its own if the integrity of the tiles is still intact. If you suspect your roof requires some maintenance, roof repointing and roof rebedding can ensure your home stays in top condition and prolong the life of your roof for many years to come.
What is bedding and pointing?
Roof bedding is the mortar that holds your roof tiles in place, whereas roof pointing is the final part of the roofing process that involves adding tiles to join the edges of the roof.
signs your roof needs rebedding and repointing
The ridge caps on a roof will wear in time, due to the accumulation of debris and harsh weather. This can cause the ridge caps to eventually dislodge and the mortar to lose its grip. Some signs your roof repointing and rebedding might be required include:
- Leaks or strange marks on ceilings and walls
- A musty smell in the house
- Loose or missing roof tiles
- Granules in the gutter
risks of not rebedding and repointing your roof
Old roof rebedding and repointing can create entry points for moisture and cause several issues to the inside of your home. One of the biggest causes for concern with moisture is the accumulation of mould, which can quickly spread throughout your home and pose some serious health risks to you and your family. Removing mould and mildew can end up being very costly, running up thousands of dollars for multiple rooms that have been exposed.
If a ceiling is exposed to leakage long enough or experiences a large leak, it can cause a lot of damage to the interior ceiling. This may cause large patches to appear on the ceiling or bubbles to appear in the ceiling plaster. Damage to the ceiling can then make its way onto lights, fans, and even nearby walls.
Damage to Structural Integrity
When it comes to damage incurred from leaks, cosmetic issues aren’t the only thing you’ll have to worry about – the structural integrity of your home could become compromised too. The longer you leave a leak unfixed, the quicker timber will deteriorate and weaken. This can end up costing you thousands of dollars to fix.