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At Ranger Roofing we not only provide all your slating needs but also the following services throughout Sydney.
Guttering and Downpipes
The installation of guttering and downpiping is something which requires much attention to detail and care. The correct type of guttering and size of downpiping must be adhered to in order to provide the best fit for each roof type and size. Gutters must fall the right way and joins must be fixed and sealed correctly. We provide specialized skill in all areas regarding your guttering and downpiping needs.
Leaves and other debris blocking up guttering and downpipes can cause a lot of problems and yet most gutterguards add to the problem rather than solving them. At Ranger Roofing we recommend a special type of fine mesh gutterguard which attaches to the lip of the gutter and goes over the first row and under the second row of slate. This minimizes the possibility of any debris settling on top of the gutterguard due to the sloping effect this type of installation provides.
Wood shingles are a handsome and effective roofing product predominantly found on bay windows and awnings. The type of wood shingle we use is cedar and is usually also painted to increase it’s longevity and resistance to the elements.
Chimneys are often a neglected entity on a roof and with chimneys it's often a case of out of sight out of mind. A well maintained chimney can however add a charismatic highlight to a roof line but more importantly it can be an area of potential leaks if not well maintained. Flashing around the bottom of a chimney can be an issue but so can the chimney itself. Restoring a chimney can require replacement of corroding brick mortar and recementing around chimney pot bases to applying cement sealer/binders and waterproof membrane overcoats.
Parapet Wall Restoration
Parapet walls are an important fixture of a house or building and as such should be well maintained. Cracks and cement cancer can form and if your parapet walls become porous and let water in, they can cause major problems. One of our specialties is restoring parapet walls but care and attention to detail with the right products are paramount to a weather proof and healthy parapet walls.
Other Roof type abutments joining onto Slate Roofs
Ranger Roofing is well versed in the replacement of various differing types of peripheral flashings where your slate roof meets other types of roof. The most typical example of this is where the main and original roof is a slate roof adjoining onto a back metal skillion roof. Between these two roofs is a type of flashing called a ‘change of pitch’ flashing which can only be installed by someone proficient in the removal and installation of slate roof tiles.
Skylights and Roof Ventilators
Installing skylights into slate roofs as well as ventilators such as ‘whirly birds’ can make a big difference to the quality of life in your home. They can brighten up dull rooms where light is scarce and assist with keeping house temperatures more moderate respectively. In fact installation of roof ventilators are a great way to not only help keep temperatures down in Sydney's summer months but also reduce moisture build up caused by internal heaters and such in your home in the colder parts of the year, thus reducing the possibility of mould spores developing on your ceilings.