BEDDING AND POINTING
Only tiled roofs have bedded and pointed ridges. The ridges are held in place by a cement mortar bed, and the pointing provides waterproofing and security.
Reasons You Would Choose Brennan As Your Roofing Contractor For Re Bedding And Pointing
Most of our roof repair work on tile roofs involve either just cleaning up the old loose ridge capping and doing a ‘re-point” – or removing all the old bedding and re-bedding back the old ridge capping onto fresh mortar… Flexipoint is then used to point.
The second stage of the roof restoration is the cement work. There are two layers to a tiled roof: the bedding (sand and cement) and the top layer (flexible pointing). It may be necessary to do a full re-bed, a partial re-bed, or no bedding at all, depending on the age and condition of the current roof.
The bedding serves as the first layer of support for ridge caps, valley tiles, and gable tiles. If the present bedding is in good condition, it may be preferable to simply re-point; however, each roof is unique, and the best selection may only be made after inspection.
Flexible pointing is the second and last layer. Over the bedding, the flexible pointing is put. It’s flexible, as the name implies, which means it won’t fracture when exposed to the harsh Australian weather. Flexible pointing may be painted any color to match your roof, and when done correctly, it gives the entire roof a new look.