Repairs, renewals, restorations, new home slate roofing
Contact : John 0403022137
Albert Park / Middle Park and South Melbourne are in a bayside area of Melbourne and have many fine old period homes.
Being situated close to Port Phillip Bay the homes do suffer the extra pressure of salt laden air.
This salt air can cause the rapid deterioration of not only metals but timbers also.
Over the last 30 years we’ve carried out many roof slating projects in these suburbs. We’re continually surprised at the amount of rot that seems to come from this salt filled air particularly affecting the poorer quality slate on the roofs.
The type of works we’ve carried out… much of it accelerated by the salt air… ranges from replacing a few flaking and delaminating slates, to full renewals when the slates are completely soft and rotten.
One thing we’ve noticed is the old timber slate battens are decayed and broken down more so than other areas further away from the bay.
A recent Albert Park slate roof renewal we completed
The home in question was undergoing a full restoration so there was lots of rotten timber work on the roof replaced as well as the soft and porous roof slates.
Our brief from the builder for this project was to :
- Remove all the roof slates
- Install high R factor insulation batts between ceiling joists
- Install double sided, fire retardent insulation sarking to the rafters.
- Replace all slate battens with new 50×25 oregon timber to match the original sizes.
- Supply and install a guaranteed non rusting slate that would retain the character of the original slate roof
- Replace all the rusted valley irons with new galvanized ones
- Fit new lead flashings around the existing original chimneys
- Replace the tapering parapet wall gutters
- Fit new galvanized ridge capping
- Remove all rubbish and debris during and on completion of work
The end result of this slate re-roof in Albert Park was a home that not only blended in with all the other Victorian era homes around it, but one that will give many years of guaranteed trouble free service.
If you need the services of a professional experienced slate roof company in Albert Park, contact John 0403022137
Abardeen Roof Slating & Tiling 66 Eglinton St Moonee Ponds VIC 3039