Roof Repointing

Roof Repointing: A job well done

Roof repointing

We recently completed a roof repointing job for a customer in Whangaparaoa. The customer’s roof was over 15 years old, and the pointing was starting to show its age. There were cracks and gaps in the mortar, which was allowing water to leak into the roof.

We started the job by inspecting the roof and assessing the damage. We then removed the old, damaged mortar and cleaned the area. Next, we applied a new layer of mortar to the roof, making sure to fill in all of the cracks and gaps. We also paid special attention to the ridge capping, which is the most important part of the roof in terms of preventing leaks.

Once the new mortar was in place, we allowed it to dry completely. Then, we applied a sealant to the mortar to protect it from the elements. The sealant will help to keep the mortar flexible and prevent it from cracking in the future.

We are very pleased with the results of the roof repointing job. The roof now looks new again, and it is much less likely to have roof leaks. We are confident that the customer will be happy with the job for many years to come.

Roof Repointing

Benefits of roof repointing

There are many benefits to roof repointing, including:

  • Prevents roof leaks: Repointing can help to prevent leaks by filling in any cracks or gaps in the mortar. This is important because leaks can cause damage to the roof, the structure of the building, and the possessions inside.
  • Extends the lifespan of the roof: Repointing can help to extend the lifespan of the roof by protecting the mortar from the elements. The sealant that is applied to the mortar will help to keep it flexible and prevent it from cracking.
  • Improves the appearance of the roof: Repointing can also improve the appearance of the roof by making it look new again. This is especially important if the roof is starting to show its age.

When to repoint your roof

It is generally recommended that roofs be repointed every 10-15 years. However, there are some signs that you may need to repoint your roof sooner, such as:

  • Cracks or gaps in the mortar: If you see any cracks or gaps in the mortar, it is a sign that the mortar is starting to deteriorate and needs to be replaced.
  • Loose or missing mortar: If you see any loose or missing mortar, it is also a sign that the mortar needs to be replaced.
  • Water leaks: If you have any water leaks in your roof, it is possible that the mortar is damaged and needs to be replaced.
  • Dampness or mould on the roof: If you notice any dampness or mould on the roof, it is a sign that the roof is not keeping water out properly. This could be due to damaged mortar.

If you are unsure whether or not your roof needs to be repointed, just give us a call and we can inspect it for you.

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