The cement work is the second stage in the roof restoration process. On a tiled roof it consists of two parts: The bedding (sand and cement) and the top layer (flexible pointing). Depending on the age and condition of the existing roof it may require a full re-bed, a partial re-bed or no bedding at all.
The bedding is the first layer or foundation used to hold on ridge caps, valley tiles and gable tiles. If the existing bedding is in a good strong condition then it may be a better option to just re-point, every roof is different and the best decision can be made upon inspection.
The second and final layer is called flexible pointing. The flexible pointing is applied over the bedding. Like the name states, its flexible which means there will be no cracking due to the harsh Australian elements. Flexible pointing can be chosen in any colour to match your roof and it gives the whole roof a great looking facelift when applied correctly.
A hip that required a full re-bed and point, ridge caps have already been removed
Old mud is removed and the hip is blown down
A new foundation of sand and cement is laid down with the help of the bedding frame
The ridge tiles are placed into position
The bedding frame is removed and the bedding is cut back neatly with a trowel
The flexible pointing is then applied over the bedding for a neat and sealed finish