Westcoat® is proud to be Perth’s leading accredited clay and terracotta tile roof restoration specialist for more than 25 years.
Our Clay and Terracotta Tiled roof restoration services come with a 10-year warranty. We restore residential, strata complexes and large commercial sites.
“We are extremely satisfied with the quality of workmanship and professionalism…”
Andrew Mckay, Jandakot
A roof leak is one of the most common side effects of damaged roof tiles. Bad weather can break tiles, and when heavy rain hits, water will find a way to sneak inside the ceiling.
Signs of a leaking roof include damp spots or mould on the ceiling, dark moisture rings and sagging and drooping ceilings. Also, look out for any signs of moisture on your walls. And if you do suspect any leaks, Westcoat provides fast and reliable roof tile repairs to prevent further damage to your property.
In short, no. Painting terracotta is possible, but it’s not recommended. This is because terracotta roof tiles are glazed with a special paint coating after they are made in the factory. This ceramic glaze is applied in a similar manner to paint. Once applied to the porous terracotta clay, the piece is fired and baked at extremely high heat in a specialised kiln.
After removing the terracotta tile from the kiln, it hardens, creating a smooth, robust, and nonporous surface. This is a necessary step for roof tiles – because if the terracotta clay is left untreated, it will be highly porous and susceptible to damage from moisture and rain, as well as algae, moss, and other microorganisms. It’s not possible for roof paint to properly adhere to the terracotta. The paint will bond to the glaze, and it will begin to flake off very quickly.
The team at Westcoat can restore your terracotta roof to its former glory and improve the curb appeal of your home without repainting.
First, we start with removing moss, lichen and algae, followed by a high-powered pressure wash to remove years of scum, grime, and dirt, restoring the original appearance of the tiles.
Next, we can re-bed and repoint ridge cap tiles and inspect your roof to check for any other damaged tiles and replace them, if necessary. Followed by a check of the valleys and other areas of your roof that have flashing, ensuring it’s in good condition. If not, we can replace the flashing to ensure a leak-free roof.