Just being told by a professional that you need roof repointing? You’re probably thinking, ‘Well, what on Earth is that?’
And it’s a fair question to ask – you’ve got to know what exactly is being done to your roof before you go ahead with the job.
Don’t stress though: roof repointing is a relatively common process that requires doing every few years so that your roof is fit to fight another day. Here, we’ll explain roof repointing and why you should always hire a professional to do it.
What is ridge capping?
To explain repointing, we’ve got to explain ridge capping. Your ridge capping is the line of triangular roof tiles that sit at the top of your roof where the two areas of roofing intersect. The ridge capping is fixed onto the roof using pointing – a substrate that kinds of looks like a gooey, putty substance.
Repointing the ridge capping
Over time, this pointing substrate can become cracked or damaged due to the elements. A strong ridge capping is vital to a strong roof, so if your ridge capping has seen better days, your roof is also at risk.
What does it involve?
Repointing the ridge capping involves removing the old pointing material and applying a new layer of it. This helps to keep your ridge capping in place, providing strength to the rest of your roof.
How difficult is it to repoint your roof?
Well, how long is a piece of string? It can be really easy and take no time at all to fix your ridge capping, or it can take a little longer. For example, you may only need a few cracks and broken tiles sealed up, or you may need a complete ridge replacement. The complexity of the job depends on the condition of your pointing and or ridge cap.
Should I give it a go myself?
Short answer: no. Long answer: absolutely freakin’ not. While it may seem relatively simple to ‘glue a few tiles back together’ on the top of your roof, it’s a lot more complex than that. If you don’t have the right expertise, tools and training, then you risk getting it wrong. And if you risk getting it wrong, you risk leaks in the roof, ceiling damage and much larger bills down the track.
So, do yourself a favour and call up a pro to repoint your roof. Call Royce Roofing!
Royce Roofing are Melbourne’s top team for all things above the ceiling. From repointing to restorations to gutter cleaning, the experts at Royce are highly trained across the board. Their specialist repair team fix ridge capping’s meticulously and affordably, so that you won’t have to give it another thought for another decade. Grab a quote from Royce Roofing and get your roof repointed sooner.