Southern Plumbing is a certified company providing reliable and quality services across Wellington. We have carried out more than 29,000 jobs in last 10 years. Our continued success reflects our dedication and workmanship.
We offer roof replacement, re-roofing, new roofing and other services for both residential and commercial properties. Having a good roof is important as it is necessary to keep water, storm and other natural elements out of the building. Condition of the roof is usually checked when you sell your house.
Leaking roofs can do a lot of damage particularly if left to leak for a long time. Small leaks can go unnoticed for a long time. If the building has a timber construction purlins and joists can start to rot.
High Roofs and Hard to Access Roof Areas
We use rope access techniques to access hard to get to areas, and high level roofing. Working at heights requires supervision and protection. We use correct equipment to protect our roofers.
Some areas will need scaffolding where extensive repairs are needed. Scaffolding is the most common way to have a safe work platform for working at heights. In New Zealand, scaffolds must comply with Scaffolding, Access & Rigging New Zealand (SARNZ) guidelines. Scaffolds must be erected and dismantled by trained people.
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We replace all kinds of tiles and long run iron including pressed metal tiles and terracotta tiles and concrete tiles.
It is easy to find a roof leak sometimes and hard the other times. Detecting roof leak location can be tricky. Our expert roofers in Wellington are skilled and experienced, they can detect roof leaks after a careful roof inspection. We provide roof repair for all leaks, no matter what kind of roof your house has.
Our professional roofers know how strong the wind and rain in Wellington is. We recommend the fix based on the evaluation of the roof and roof leak type. There are high chances that we can offer roof leak repair instead of replacing the roof completely.
We can detect roof leak location by water testing the roof and asking our roofer to see whether the water is coming inside the roof or not. Roof leaks are not always visible from above. To assist in locating roof leak, sheets are often removed to see water trails. In some instances it is quicker to replace the roof than locate the leak.
With roof replacement, it is important to get the gradient right. Corrugated iron roofing has a small pitch of 8 degrees and 10 degrees if it is in short sheets. Other materials can go down to 1.5 degrees pitch which is 25 mm per meter rise. When roof does not have this pitch, they need raise to meet supplier installation instructions and be in compliance to the building code. Guarantees will not apply if the roof is not raised. Suppliers also insist on the owner washing iron roofing to meet warranty conditions.
Garage and Carport Roofing Replacement
Garage and carport cladding and replacement is one of our specialties. We can also repair any carport structural components and timber work.
There are a number of roofing profiles. Some roof profiles are expensive. There are alternatives to expensive profiles, you can use them without losing efficiency or longevity. Roof profiles include corrugated iron, trapezoidal roof profile, tray deck roofing, pressed tile profile and more.
New Roof Installation
We undertake installing new roofs in residential and commercial properties in Wellington. Our expert roofers can help with all aspects of your new home or business. We can recommend you roof profiles, roofing materials and color choices for your new building. We are reliable and dedicated team of roofers, we offer professional workmanship for every project we undertake.
Re-roofing is a cost efficient alternative to roof replacement. In some cases, re-roofing is a better option than replacing the roof. We evaluate your building thoroughly and then recommend the most suitable method you can follow. We also recommend quality products for re-roofing your building. Re-roofing can help in adding value to your building as well as save the roof from any leaks.
Old chimneys and fireplaces are dangerous in all weathers. Southern Plumbing offers removing chimney throughout Wellington. We can remove chimney and reinstate roof as well. We also offer chimney maintenance services.
It is recommended that you get chimney removed to meet new regulations by the government. Chimneys are prone to collapse and cause more damage in times of natural disasters such as earthquake. You can contact Southern Plumbing for getting your chimney evaluated for any risks it may have. Depending on the health of the chimney, we can suggest chimney strengthening or chimney removal service.