Leaking roof repair issues

Today’s blog is about how to identify the different parts of a leaking roof repair and what their purpose are. In order for you to have a proper roof, you need to call a contractor that knows that knows his job.

The top of a truss (roof) where the two chord (rafters) meet is called an apex.

A barge board is a sloping roof trim fixed in lengths along the edge of a gable to cover the exposed timbers. As some describe as an ornamental board along the gable end of a roof. They normally made of fiber cement, but they you can also use clay barge boards or even cement barge tiles.

A batten is a piece of timber usually SA pine laid and nailed across the top chords of the trusses. It’s been laid at 90º spacing to suit the roof covering. But… less than 540mm onto which the roof covering is fixed or hooked and typically used in roof or tile applications. If it’s not the right size then it can break. It can put you in a situation where you need to do leaking roof repairs.

Bottom chord is a part of the truss that forms the bottom edge. That joins the two heel joints and support the ceiling – also called the tie-beam.

Bracing is the members fixed to several adjacent trusses usually at a 45º angle. It make the roof stable and to prevent buckling of compression members.

Differance between brandrings and battens

Brandering is the same as a batten, but is fixed to the bottom chord to support the ceiling.

Poeple get different ways to cover a leaking roof repair. You can use concrete roof tiles, clay roof tiles, metal roof tiles, composite roof tiles and slate roof tiles. Another kind is also solar roof tiles, steel sheeting and even thatching with grass. The more common shapes of roof tiles are Anglia single pantile roof tile and ashmore double plain roof tile. Don’t forget the concrete plain roof tile, double roman roof tile, duo Edgemere roof tile and duo modern roof tile. Also the ecologic Ludlow major roof tile, Edgemere roof tile, Ludlow major roof tile and Ludlow plus roof tile. And also the mendip double pantile roof tile, modern roof tile, riven Edgemere roof tile and Wessex roof tile.

If you don’t use the right material, then you will struggle with a leaking roof repair. Steel roof sheeting also comes in different shapes, and that is IBR roof sheeting, corrugated roof sheeting and even clip-lock roof sheeting. You even get poly-carbonate roof sheeting that comes in different colours.

Hardware Stores

All of these products can be bought from various suppliers like Builders Warehouse, Cashbuild, Chamberlains, Buco hardware store, Build It, Mica Hardware store. These hardware supply stores can be found any ware in South Africa like, Pretoria, Johannesburg, Montana, Sinoville, Moroleta Park, Garsfontein, Silver Lakes, Waterkloof Ridge, Lynwood, Midrand, Fourways, Menlo Park, Pretoria North, Pretoria West, Lyttelton, Centurion, Eldoraigne, Hennopspark, Highveld, Doringkloof, Doornpoort, Annlin, Wonderboom, Magalsieskruin, Rietfontein, Villieria, Riviera, Brooklyn, Groenkloof, Erasmuskloof, Erasmusrand, Elardus Park, Irene Farm Village, Pierre Van Ryneveld Park, Cornwall Hill, Rietvlei Ridge, Southdowns, Rooihuiskraal, Midstream Estate, Faerie Glen, Equestria, Woodhill Golf Estate, Olympus, Mooikloof Ridge, Tierpoort, Sunninghill, Kyalami, Steyn City, Dainfern, Cosmo City and many more.

Waterproofing advice

Waterproofing on a leaking roof repair is always a touchy subject for any home or building owner. This tends to be one of the trades that are mostly overlooked when build, not only in the design phase, but throughout the building process resulting in a number of failures directly attributed to poor or incorrect waterproofing detail, and (or) the incorrect choice of materials or system being used (not fit for the purpose intended). Added to these; poor workmanship and the use of inferior products, in order to save money just make matters worse.

Trying to save money on waterproofing a concrete slab by a leaking roof repair that is very short sighted, considering the cost vs. the performance criteria of incorrect or inferior waterproofing systems/products or poor workmanship or lack of detail after the building is complete, is very costly and in some instances impossible, unless one literally starts all over again.

Studies showes that waterproofing has advanced tremendously in recent years, from membranes, coating and systems. Leaving the contractor or home owner with many different options available, ensuring a roofing slab is completed free of waterproofing defects and the ingress of water.

If you are insure of what system would be best suite your specific application, consult with architect or structural engineer or a reputable waterproofing contractor or manufacturer for advice.

Well, waterproofing can be used in a number of different applications, which include vertical and horizontal surfaces.