Repairing a leaking Tile Roof & Removing a Hot Water Systems

December 8, 2016

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By AAS Renovations Perth

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This property, located in Dalkeith, has a very old tiled roof that required a significant amount of maintenance work and a number of different problems inclusive of excessive debris and leaking water. There were areas where water was penetrating the roof and entering the house.

Remove Decommissioned Hot Water System

There was an old broken hot water system that was absorbing water. Old decommissioned systems such as these absorb water and can get really heavy. The tiles underneath the hot water system are broken as a result. In order to fix this problem we had to remove the old solar hot water system from the roof and dispose of it.

Before – Decommissioned Hot Water System

  • before photo of decommissioned hot water system of roof
  • before photo of decommissioned hot water system of roof

Deteriorated Wooden Window Frames

There was an approximate 5m section of roof (above windows) that is completely exposed. The windows were also in very poor condition and water was entering through the gaps in the frames. In our opinion, the best and most cost effective option was to install a stud wall in front of windows with roof sheeting over the top and custom flashings to make water tight and seal the joins.

Old Wooden Windows and Exposed Roof Cavity

old wooden windows and exposed roof cavity
old wooden windows and exposed roof cavity

Our roof plumber built and installed a timber made stud wall to the top of the saw tooth roof. The stud wall was then sheeted in white colour bond and opal poly carbonate (see through) sheeting was installed over the windows. New custom flashings were then installed to ensure the new joins were water tight.

timber stud installed wall image

Hot Water System Removed

fixed old wooden windows and exposed roof cavity

Replace Fretted and Brocken Roof Tiles

There was a significant amount of leaves and debris on this roof which has caused sections of the roof to rot. There were also a number of broken tiles and a section of valley that needed replacing. We replaced all fretted and broken tiles and installed a new additional valley to help the water drain better

  • Debris and Rotten Roof Tiles

    hot water system removed off roof

  • Debris and Rotten Roof Tiles

    roof debris and rotten roof tiles

New Roof Valley Installed
  • Debris and Rotten Roof Tiles

    roof debris and rotten roof tiles

  • Debris and Rotten Roof Tiles

    roof debris and rotten roof tiles

Ridge Capping and Lead Apron

There was a section of ridge capping that needed repointing and a lead apron that needed sealing. We repointed the bad sections of ridge capping and sealed sections of lead on the apron flashing.

ridge capping and lead apron damaged on roof
  • Debris and Rotten Roof Tiles

    roof debris and rotten roof tiles

  • Slate Roof Tiles

    roof debris and rotten roof tiles

Clean Roof and Gutters

As we do on all roofing maintenance jobs, we cleaned all leaves and debris from the roof and gutters. We also installed a new gutter and down pipe to increase the capacity of water that is able to drain off the roof at any one time.

  • Debris and Rotten Roof Tiles

    roof debris and rotten roof tiles cleaned

  • Debris and Rotten Roof Tiles

    roof debris and rotten roof tiles cleaned

Roof Debris Cleaned

roof debris and rotten roof tiles cleaned

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