Roof Leak Repairs, Roof Replacement Wellington | Re-roofing Wellington
We offer roof repairs in Wellington and Hutt Valley. Our roofing services include roof leak repairs, roof replacement, re-roofing, and roof restoration. Our roofers are fully trained and accredited to do all kinds of roofing jobs in Wellington.
Detecting Roof Leak Location
Finding roof leaks can be difficult and requires a lot of experience and a methodical approach. Our team of expert roofers offers the best roof leak repair services for all kinds of roofing jobs in Wellington. Where you see the water coming inside is not where it is getting in on the outside. Our roof leak detection process involves:
- Undertaking a safety inspection.
- Determining a safe method of accessing the roof.
- Inspecting the roof visually and identifying the obvious.
- Water testing the roof.
- Removing or repairing damaged parts of the roof.
- Replacing roof nails with roofing screws.
- Removing rusted parts or tiles.
Call us today for before the next rainfall ruins your day.
Roof Safety and Access
The roofing industry is committed to ensure everyone goes home each night without injury. Like all of us, roof techs have the right to feel safe while working.
Working at heights requires a safe approach due to the risk of falling. The government has implemented strict legislation for the safety of the workers working on roofs. Government has introduced bigger fines for not following the right scaffolding regulations. If our roofers are on the first rung of a ladder, there is a risk that needs managing. If a contractor is found working at heights without taking precautions, training or equipment; he can be fined for it.
It is surprising what risks some customers expect us to undertake to fix their roof problems.
We are obligated to undertake a safety assessment before going to a work site. Once the risks have been assessed, implementing correct measures is done to safeguard people from falling.
This process is used to inspect the roof. We can sometimes inspect this with aerial photography or by attending the site.
Options for Staying Safe
- Viewing the roof from the ground
- Rope Access equipment
- Edge protection
- Cherry picker.
Roof Leaks Can be hard to find
Roof leaks can be difficult to locate. To locate the roof leak, sometimes roofers may need to remove the sheets. Visiting the roof area when it is raining may also help in finding the leak. A test with a hose may also help in some cases. Although, a hose cannot deliver as much water as the rain. In any event, a trial and error approach is used to find the roof leak. We start with a roof inspection and price repairs from there. In some cases, the leak is coming from far up the roof and is between the roof, and the building paper running out in a completely different location.
The leak can be in a completely different place from where it is coming through the ceiling. Small repairs may be a false economy. It is better to get something for your money than lose it all on a repair that does not work long term. Putting a block of silicon on a rust spot is rarely successful. It can result in making the problem worse. Silicon will not stick to rust, nor can it be applied over a crack for long-term results. The building code in New Zealand requires the repair to last at least 15 years.
Call our roofers for any kind of roof leak in Wellington on 0800 HUGE LEAK – 0800 484 353.