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Concrete tiles are significantly heavier than long run roofing iron so concrete tile roofs can put a lot of weight and pressure and structural demand on your home.  Replacing a concrete tile roof with lightweight long run roofing iron can take 10-12 tonnes of concrete bulk from your roof. This weight can damage your home  or cause your roof to fail.

If your concrete tiles have cracks or are broken, this will be a cause for leaks and time to consider a new roof.

If there are signs of structural sagging, either on the inside of your roof or on the outside, then a roof replacement with long run roofing is an excellent solution to protect your home  from structural damage and to keep your roof safe before any further damage occurs.

Roof Wellington completes conversions from concrete tiles to long-run roofing with stunning results.

A concrete tile conversion will always require scaffolding platforms for safety requirements. Skip bins are organized for disposal of the concrete and the tiles are removed one by one from the roof. Once the tiles have been removed we install new timber purlins throughout the existing roofing frame to create the fixing requirements for the new long-run roofing. The installation of purlins can also be completed with packing to help eliminate some of the undulation of the roofing frame that occurs from the weight of the concrete that had been sitting on the roof for a long period of time. Concrete tiles roofs can be completed in stages with temporary flashings between areas completed and yet to be. 

The labour for a concrete tile converstion re-roof project is the highest as the heavy tiles take much longer to remove than other roofing types. Depending on the size of your roof, we would estimate 3-6 weeks to complete a re-roof with long run roofing iron but it is well worth it to protect your home with a pristine new long run metal roof.

At Roof Welington we are not only residential reroofing specialists but also residential spouting specialists. We can install your spouting at the same time that we install your new roof. There is no better time than during a re-roof to install new spouting. Roof Wellington can offer you advice and will offer the very best materials and products and spouting solution. As always, Roof Wellington uses high quality roofing products and spouting products whether it be Marley Plastic Spouting or Colorsteel spouting products.

When replacing your roof really is the best time to replace your spouting. Not only is having a solid roof vital to protect your home when it's raining but so is a solid spouting system. With run-down or ineffective spouting, your home and property is at risk of flooding in areas that it really shouldn't. During the re-roofing process our very own spouting specialist Drew will install spouting that will not only complement the effectiveness of your new roof - it will also look fantastic. We recommend the very best materials that will last and we can supply Marley plastic spouting and Colorsteel spouting products in a variety of colours and profiles. We will provide advice on what products best suit your home and your environment.

A solid spouting system is paramount to keeping your roof and your home in the very best condition and is a key factor in optimum home maintenance. Wellington weather reliably brings with it plenty of rain and every roof requires a full proof spouting system so excess water can run into the gutters surrounding the roof, and is then carried to the ground through downpipes. 

In short, without spouting, your home won’t last nearly as long as it is meant to, and this will cost you big in constant repairs. All buildings must have some form of spouting implemented as part of their roofing solutions. A spouting system is integral to any home in our climate, it provides incredibly important solutions for protecting our property from the elements. Installing a quality spouting system can save you a lot of money in the long run.

Rainwater running down the side of your house can discolour and damage your cladding and windows as moisture, dirt and debris from your roof is dragged down with it. Adequate spouting and downpipes can prevent puddling, mould, and sagging which can create issues for your roof and your cladding. Dampness on your walls and your roof can make your home feel like a cold, damp space. Long term, moisture can seep into your cladding, roofing and any other nooks and crannies and can lead to major issues such as rotting wood and damage to other housing materials.

When water accumulates in your roof or walls, it can easily lead to black mould appearing in your home. Without spouting, water pools on your roof and can sink into your ceilings, or can accumulate from damp walls after heavy rain. When moisture accumulates in your roof, it can cause the whole area between your roof and your ceiling to grow mould and become toxic. You wouldn’t even notice it for a long time before it seeps through your ceiling itself, but you and your family could be breathing in the harmful, damp air and getting very sick.

Roof Wellington uses continuous spouting. There are no joins with continuous spouting and we will measure and cut to ensure a smooth path for water to drain from the roof to the gutters to the downpipes and away from your roof and your cladding. There is less chance of a blockage with continuous spouting.   

Just like every other area of your home, maintenance is key and gutters that are clogged with leaves and debris can cause lots of problems. We recommend you clean out your gutters at least twice a year -  in spring and in autumn. After particularly windy periods or if you have a lot of foliage around your property, cleaning out of the gutters may even need to be carried out more frequently. By keeping the gutters and downpipes clear, it extends the life of your gutters and will protect the exterior of your house.

Clogged gutters and downpipes are a common issue especially after there has been a lot of wind and leaves and debris end up in the gutters and block the downpipe. Water will spill out over the guttering because the water flow capacity has been reduced.

If you see any of the below in or around your gutters, it's a sure sign to clear out your gutters.

  • Water spilling over the sides of your gutters
  • Sagging gutters
  • Staining on exterior walls of house
  • Plant growth
  • Birds nesting in them

The heavy, concentrated rainwater that falls off a roof without spouting can also cause massive amounts of flooding in our backyards or outdoor areas. Spouting protects the soil and concrete that landscapes your property, by preventing rain water falling off the roof onto the ground below in heavy amounts. Rain is great for your garden, but when rain accumulates on your roof it concentrates at the edges, making the rainfall a lot heavier than normal when it hits the ground. If this happens a lot, as it does with Wellington weather, the force can cause soil to erode significantly and even form cracks in concrete and can lead to our homes themselves becoming unstable as their foundations decay.  

Talk to the experts at Roof Wellington about your spouting needs when you enquire about your reroof quote.

At  Roof Wellington we ensure that our workers, you and your property are kept safe by strictly following safety protection guidelines and tools provided for us by Worksafe New Zealand. 

We will include the costs of safety protection in our quote. Safety protection could be guardrail edge protection or it could mean full scaffolding. So what’s the difference? 

At Roof Wellington we have many years of experience on roofs around Wellington so we know the importance of how to  keep our workers safe when working at height.

When we first visit your property we will carry out  a hazard assessment to determine the safest and most appropriate safety protection for your roofing project. We will consider:

  • The strength of the roofing material. 
  • The condition of the underlying timber or steel. 
  • The stability and brittleness of any cladding. 
  • Any electrical hazards, such as nearby power lines. 
  • Any incoming poor weather conditions. 
  • The size of the roof. 
  • Whether the building is occupied. 
  • The pitch of the roof. 
  • The roof framing. 
  • The presence of asbestos, if any. 

Edge protection is used for single storey properties under 25 degrees. 

Edge protection is the preferred control for preventing falls from roofs on single-storey buildings because it isolates multiple workers from the risk of a fall. Guardrail is a physical barrier constructed from materials or components that form a guardrail and/or physical barrier and is erected around the perimeter of the building and any openings or fragile areas such as skylights. Source: WorkSafe NZ 

If your property only requires edge protection we will erect and dismantle this ourselves and the costs will be included in the re-roof quote.

Scaffolding is used for properties that have a roof pitch over 25 degrees, concrete tile roofs, two or multiple storeys buildings or if the project requires spouting or other trades to be working onsite i.e painters, builders, solar panel installers, window specialists. 

Scaffolding provides a platform with stable footing on roofs that have a strong pitch or uneven footing. Source: WorkSafe NZ 

If your property requires a scaffold build we will engage one of our certified scaffolding partners to assess the requirements. We will then include the scaffolding erection and dismantling costs into our re-roof quote along with the weekly rental and inspection costs.

If you are planning a project that involves other trades - it is pretty common for our customers to be organising a house paint at the same time - our expert business and project manager Jack will organise for any adjustments to be made to the scaffolding so all trades can work safely and utilise the scaffolding. 

The safety protection we choose for your roofing job will depend on a number of factors but rest assured that at Roof Wellington we are experienced in this area and will provide you with the very best advice to ensure that you and your home and our valued workers are kept safe.

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