Roof leak repair
Burgess Engineering have 28 years experience with roof & leak repairs in the Wellington region and do everything from small residential leak repairs to full roof refurbishment. See a selection of our work below.
Roof leak – New flashing understand
Burgess engineering was approached to investigate and repair a leaky roof that was completed on a Wellington home only 2 years earlier. The original roofer could not be found and so Burgess Engineering were called in to find out what was causing the leaky roof.
What we uncovered was that the new roof fitted a few years earlier had been installed over the old flashings which was causing the roof leaks. This had been obscured by the eaves and new sheets which were installed over all the old materials.
Our brief was, to remove all the old roofing and rusty flashings from under the roof, fixed rotten framing timbers, install new flashings and one roof sheet, then installed new ply backing for the cedar shingles and scribe the new shingles. Once complete we matched the paint colour to the existing house, and painted the new shingles. All work was undertaken by Burgess Engineering from start to finish.
Roof leak – Edge flashing
This is an example of a roof leak repair to a relatively new home. Burgess Engineering were called in to investigate a leak inside the home. On site it was obvious that a poor flashing detail was the cause of the problem. As a a tradesman, it was unacceptable to see this level of workmanship on a new home, especially as the house had been given a code compliance certificate.
Our brief was the target repair to this one flashing detail, solely to stop this one leak. We removed the flashings in questions, redesigned and fitted new flashings so that the water path was flashed and not reliant on sealant or painted membranes to take the quantum of water.
The result: No more roof leaks!
Deak leak – Internal Deck
This is an example of an internal deck which was leaking into an apartment below. The building was an old warehouse which had been turned into a block of apartments. Originally the deck was a tongue and groove floor inside which had been framed up and turned into an outside deck. The original installer had plastered over the top of the tongue and groove and installed a membrane in a way that didn’t meet either the building code or the applicators system specification – hence the problem and the leak.
Our brief was to stop the leaks and re install the membrane to the building code. We pulled up the old substrate, framed up to obtain the correct falls, laid a new substrate, used a traffigard membrane at the request of the customer. We also made up brand new balustrading in stainless steel in the Burgess Engineering workshop to sit on our new plinths and finished all our traffigard coatings. We then fitted a rubber barrier for cushioning. Install a new stainless steel balustrade and timber handrail top, which was all removable for recoating in the future under a maintenance program.
This job was for a commercial client with a building that had been in service for over 27 years and needed full roof leak repair and painting. We found that the severity of the rust inside the enclosed areas was quite severe and the only way to repair this steel structure and bring it back to a new condition was to totally remove all butynol timber in fills and glazing. With discussion it was decided to totally replace the area in a new glass roof with stainless steel internal valleys to drain glazing work and stainless steel flashing detail to finish the total package.
All design work and new installation was by Burgess Engineering. The walkout deck above had the substrate removed and all suspect framing timber was removed and replaced. The new substrate was laid, new butynol was fitted for the deck surface, all weatherboards not suitable for purpose were removed, replaced and painted and finally new stainless steel flashings were designed and fitted to finish off the podium surround.