The Ultimate Guide to Roof Bedding

The Ultimate Guide to Roof Bedding & Pointing

Essential to the roof restoration process is bedding and pointing. Whilst they are both an important part of the roof repair process, both these terms mean different things. If you are considering restoring your roof, it is essential that you understand the bedding and pointing process right from the start. Bedding and pointing are two of the most important steps in any roof restoration project – so don’t skimp on these essential steps! Here at Roof Ranger, we have simplified the roof bedding and pointing process for you.

What is bedding?

Bedding refers to the setting of the mortar that sits beneath V-shaped roof tiles. It is essentially, the first foundational layer that keeps the ridge caps and roof tiles fixed. Without bedding, the roof tiles will not be secured tightly and held in place.

What are the advantages of roof bedding?

  • Bedding will keep the structure waterproof and weatherproof for years to come. Bedding can also prevent water damage that could seep into your attic or ceilings if left untreated.
  • Limits the penetration of mould due to water damage
  • Limits the weakening of wood structures in the ceiling due to water damage
  • Bonding of materials to one another for extra roof structure strength

What is pointing?

Pointing, on the other hand, refers to mortar that is applied over the bedding so that the appearance and durability of the roof are enhanced. Over time the roof bedding can crack and wear, which is why pointing is essential. Pointing is the mortar that sits on top of the bedding and can be seen around the roof tiles. It is used to fill in any gaps or cracks between tiles, as well as keep them fixed in place. If you experience water leakage, missing roof tiles or loose roof tiles, then it’s a sign that you might need a repointing job done.

What are the advantages of roof pointing?

  • Pointing is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it can also protect the roof from weathering and water damage. By applying a layer of mortar over the bedding, you are essentially adding an extra level of protection that will keep your roof looking great for years to come.
  • A well-executed pointing job can vastly extend the life of your roof and keep you comfortable in your home.
  • Protection from harsh Australian weather conditions such as storms, floods, heatwaves and bushfires.
  • Significant reduction in roof repair costs in the long-run
  • Improved safety of the roof as any loose tiles are fixed and secured to the roof

So what do I need to consider when bedding and pointing my roof?

Bedding and pointing are two things that may seem simple to do, but it is important to get the process right. Firstly, bedding should be done with a mixture of cement and sand – this type of bedding will create an extremely strong foundation for your roof restoration project. You can also use Besser Blocks or Fibre Bricks for bedding your roof.

Secondly, pointing is a job for professional roof restorers such as Roof Ranger because it requires specific tools and experience to get right. If you are looking to add some value to your home with an attractive restoration project, make sure that bedding and pointing are part of the process from the beginning.

Contact Roof Ranger For More Bedding and Pointing Information

If you are looking for more information on bedding and pointing, contact the team at Roof Ranger. We have extensive experience in roof restoration and can provide you with personalised advice and recommendations to get the job done right. Call us today on 0401 374 203 or visit our website for more information.

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