Roof Leak Repairs, Roof Replacement Wellington | Re-roofing Wellington
Detecting Roof Leak Location
- 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. Searching for roof leaks can be difficult. We may need to remove the sheets to locate leaks. Visiting the roof area when it is raining may help in locating the leak. A test with a hose may also help although a hose cannot deliver as much water as the rain. In any event, a trial and error approach.
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 false economy. Its better to get something for your money than lose it all on a repair that does not work long term.
Putting a blog 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 today on 0800 HUGE LEAK – 0800 484 353