TERRACOTTA Restoration Adelaide

TERRACOTTA Roof Restoration

Terracotta roof tiles have an impressive natural colour variation and a level of durability unmatched by cement tiles. However, due to the increased difficulty in maintenance, they are often left to slowly degrade under a heavy layer of moss. All City Roof Restorations provide an unmatched level of experience in terracotta roofing, having successfully restored 100′s of them throughout Adelaide. You can have complete confidence in our ability to restore your clay tile roof to a better than new condition

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Terracotta Roof Restoration Process


We assess the roof inside and out to determine its condition, checking for signs of fretting, a condition which can be fatal for terracotta tiles. Whilst most roofs contain some fretting, it takes an experienced contractor to determine if it’s feasible to continue the repairs.


Once the roof is cleared for restoration, any broken tiles are replaced, tanks disconnected, and waste water from the cleaning process is diverted away from sensitive areas.


The roof is cleaned using high-pressure water from special rotating jets, which remove the harshest of fungus and moss without the need for any cleaning chemicals. Once the roof is cleaned the gutters and downpipes are cleared, and any mess around the property cleaned up.


Work then begins on the ridge capping and flashings, the ridges will be re-bedded or re-pointed based on their condition. For more detailed information on ridge capping work please visit the section of this website.


With the capping complete, the roof is rewashed to remove any construction debris and remaining moss. We offer the option of painting any flashings, valleys and fixtures on the roof to match the tile colour.


At this point the roof needs to be treated to prevent the regrowth of the moss and fungus, we offer two options for this.

Avryloc mould rid: mould rid is an anti-fungal solution designed to kill moss spores on contact. It is applied by a pump and sterilises the whole roof to prolong its cleanliness. Drywall p6: a more expensive solvent-based silicone preserver which seals the tiles without changing their appearance, preventing moss and fungus from adhering to the tiles keeping them spotless for years.
All terracotta restorations are covered by a ten-year warranty on products and workmanship.
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