The owners of the house were in the process of making significant renovations to their newly bought 1990s house with the roof restoration and consequent change in roof colour at the top of their list.
Upon our Inspection we found the original roof to be clad with Monier Homestead roof tiles in a light brown colour. This particular tile type is a “colour through” kind rather than a “colour on”. This means that rather than making the tile from plain concrete and then applying a coloured glaze to the exterior surface of the concrete roof tile, it is simply cast from coloured or tinted concrete and has no glaze.
Above: Close up image of original faded brown Monier Homestead Tile Surface prior to roof restoration.
(photo taken in rain)
The downside of the “colour through” concrete roof tiles is that they fade in appearance reasonably quickly when compared to a glazed variety. The upside is that due to having no exterior glaze the Hi-build primer really penetrates the tile and blocks up all the pores and porous elements. This means the two following colour coats really sit on top of the primer coat rather than being absorbed into the tile. Long story short the finished appearance of the restored roof tile is fantastic. The transformation is significant as shown in these before and after images.
We replaced around 100 broken and chipped roof tiles and repointed all the ridge and capping tiles with modern flexible polymer based pointing compound.
Above: Image showing the freshly coated Monier homestead roof tiles around 1 week after completion of the roof restoration. Finished roof tile colour in Monument.
The owners of the house were super happy with the transformation. The original concrete roof tiles were also no longer porous and have years of life left in them. The newly coated roof restoration surface of the tile is warranted for 15 years by Dulux and Oz-Roof.
We thank the owners of the house for allowing us to post pictures of their roof restoration on our website and for the fantastic google review that they provided us with.
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If you think your roof may be in similar need of roof restoration please contact us for a free quote.