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Sealing roof tiles

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by robbie_p, 28th Jun, 2016.

  1. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Over the weekend I had a salesman from Roof Seal come and chat to me about my roof. Being an old house (1985), I felt the tiles were not in that bad condition (see attached), but the cement tiles have lost their glaze (if they ever had any?), which means they became pores and hold more water, adding weight to the structure...blah blah

    Those cost of sealing these roof tiles are + $7,000 (which im not sure includes the capping) and not something I would consider paying someone to do, so I was just wondering if anyone has sealed their own roof? Is is fairly straight forward?

    This isn’t urgent and will probably just go on my long “to do” list.

    Regards,
    Robbie
     

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  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    If they're not leaking, cross it off your "to do" list and forget about it. Once you start painting roof tiles there is no end to it.
     
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  3. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Tell 'em they are dreaming.

    Neighbour recently had their tiled roof cleaned, re-pointed, sealed and painted at a total cost of $4,500 - extra because it was previously painted and had to be cleaned more thoroughly to remove the previous paint.

    Did you instigate the visit?

    If you want to act, then at least get several quotes. Preferably from the person who will actually do the job and can provide references. Many of the big names use sub-contractors and may accept the cheapest, maximising their profit.
    Marg
     
  4. Joynz

    Joynz Well-Known Member

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  5. Scott No Mates

    Scott No Mates Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest pointing and resetting of cappings only.
     
  6. robbie_p

    robbie_p Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I didnt initiate the visit.. they were door knocking in the area, so i arranged a visit to see what they had to say (purely for interests sake)
     
  7. jim1964

    jim1964 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I worked once with a bloke who was a ex roof tiler.He said this quote was the biggest con job around.
     
  8. beertank23

    beertank23 Well-Known Member

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    I'm about to start sealing and painting my cement roof tiles. Any tips?

    I'm doing it all DIY, I've rebedded the ridges and replaces broken tiles, basically ready to repoint then clean and paint.
     
  9. CowPat

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    Oh yeh it always starts with a FREE roof appraisal .

    they usually use scare tactics about the tiles absorbing so much water the roof trusses will collapse with the extra weight .
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    18 year old kid 1 day to pressure wash roof tiles =$300

    repoint ridgecap , hip ,bardges ,
    replace broken tiles = $700

    spray paint all with a PVA roof tile Paint (glue) =$1,400

    sales man =$ 4,400

    oh yeh and we will give you a $50 discount if you let us put our sign out the front for a week
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
     
  10. kitdoctor

    kitdoctor Well-Known Member

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    x2

    x2

    speaking from experience (4 IPs with tiles).