Colorbond Roofing Melbourne
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Rainshield Roofing are specialists in Colorbond Roofing Melbourne and Colorbond Roof Repairs Melbourne with over 20 years’ experience in metal roofing. If you’re considering choosing Colorbond roofing for your home, consult the experts at Rainshield Roofing for the best advice, service and competitive pricing.
All roofs deteriorate over time and will eventually need to be replaced. There are several telltale signs to look for when replacement is inevitable.
Old tiles will become brittle when they have reached the end of their life. Also significant sand deposits in the spouting can be a sign of bad news as can excessive pitting in the tile.
Metal roofing has a galvanised coating that wears over time, eventually exposing the bare metal. When this happens, the steel will begin to oxidise (rust). The oxidisation will rapidly get worse and perforations becomes inevitable.
Deck metal roofs have the same problems as standard metal roofs, as well as the issue of the sheets buckling and separating at the joins. They often require re-pitching as their fall is sometimes insufficient for today’s products specifications. A smart alternative to this is Colorbond roofing Melbourne.
Colorbond Roofing Melbourne Benefits
Once you have made the decision to replace your roof, Colorbond roofing Melbourne is an excellent choice. It has many advantages over tiled roofs including:
- Minimal Maintenance: A Colorbond roof will last for decades and will rarely if ever require any maintenance.
- Exceptional Insulating Qualities: Because of its reflective coating, Colorbond stays cool during the daylight hours and its low mass means the heat it absorbs is quickly released once the direct sunlight is off it. It is also less ventilated than a tiled roof so it can hold the heat in better during the colder months. An insulation blanket under the steel can enhance this effect significantly.
- Increased Home Value: Colorbond roofing Melbourne is quickly becoming the preferred roofing material in Australia. Its clean aesthetic lines greatly improve the appearance and therefore, the value of your home.
- Light Weight: Colorbonds low weight means less strain on your home’s structure.
- Improved Security: Colorbond roofing is securely fastened to the rafters with screws and makes it much more difficult for burglars to gain entry from the roof. Possums and other vermin also have a tougher time making your roof cavity their home.
- Superior Storm Protection: Melbourne’s increasingly unpredictable weather patterns call for a roof that can offer better protection. Colorbond roofing Melbourne can withstand all the punishment our chaotic elements can throw at it.
Rainshield Roofing’s highly qualified tradesmen are all registered plumbers and all work is supervised by a licensed plumber who provides a compliance certificate on completion. Our workmanship carries a 10 year warranty and the materials we use come with a Bluescope Colorbond warranty for up to 25 years.
We have a good understanding of Melbourne’s unique weather patterns and conduct our projects accordingly. We strip and cover your roof section by section so you never have to worry about the weatherproofing of your home during the job.
We have very high standards of quality so each of our Colorbond roofing Melbourne jobs are quality checked before, during and after to ensure the best possible workmanship is achieved. We also realise the job is not finished until the site has been cleared of all roof related mess, so each Colorbond roofing Melbourne job is also visited by one of our clean-up crews upon completion of Colorbond roofing as well as guttering Melbourne wide.
Metal and Colorbond Roofing Melbourne FAQs
My roof tiles are brittle, is there anything I can do?
By the time your tiles have become brittle, there is little you can do to reverse it. Brittle tiles will break, sometimes even on their own, in very high or low temperatures. Because they are brittle, repairs become very costly and more tiles will break during the repair process. The best course of action is to replace your roof.
My roof is starting to rust, is a roof repair the best option?
You can repair the roof by replacing the affected area. However, this is a short term solution as rusty roofs are a result of the zinc protective coating wearing thin, resulting in the bare metal becomes exposed to the air. When this occurs the roof will likely only last a few years. You can consider putting a protective coating on but the cost of this and the cost of replacing the rusting iron roof sections can be prohibitive. It is best to have one of our supervisors inspect the roof and recommend the best solution.
My iron roof is warping and the sheets are coming apart. What will happen to my roof?
Warping of the sheets means the nails have come free of the battens. This normally occurs because the timber battens are beginning to rot. Left unattended, this will start to leak and in high winds you may even lose part of your roof. To replace the battens, the roof needs to be removed so it’s not practical repairing the roof in most cases – a replacement roof is recommended.
My deck roof has water ponding on it, what should I do?
This is a result of either dipping in the roof or insufficient fall in the steel. Roofs too flat and holding water will very soon leak and rust. Replacement is required but in many cases, the roof frame will need to be adjusted to allow sufficient fall. Each different profile has different specifications so make sure you get the right profile for your roof or even a new roof will have problems. Our supervisors are all adept at recognising problems you have and recommending the best solution.
What types of roofs are available?
There are two main categories of roofing material used in Australia. Tiled roofs include concrete tiles, terra cotta tiles and slate tiles. Metal roofs have two main categories, Colorbond steel and Zincalume steel. We have listed the benefits of each material to assist you in making the correct decision.
Colourbond Roofing Melbourne
Pros: Long lasting, virtually no ongoing maintenance, low structural weight strain, excellent thermal insulative qualities in both summer and winter.
Cons: Slight Increase in noise (zinc roofs have most of the benefits of Colorbond but do get significantly hotter in the sun. With a low ceiling and low pitched roof, this can make a very big difference and can be quite uncomfortable. With high ceilings and a steep roof pitch it can actually help to keep the house warm as this style of home stays a lot cooler in the summer months).
Pros: Long lasting.
Cons: Poor insulating qualities, ongoing maintenance issues, attracts lichen growth.
Cons: Poor insulating qualities, excessive ongoing maintenance issues, prone to leaking through breakages.
Pros: Long lasting.
Cons: Brittle material, non trafficable, prone to lichen growth, very high cost maintenance issues, ongoing maintenance.
I have an asbestos roof. Can you help me?
Yes we can. Asbestos Removal Melbourne is also a specialty of Rainshield Roofing. We work in close association with WorkSafe to ensure dangerous materials are handled with care. A certificate of clearance is issued after every job to ensure your peace of mind.
What sort of insulation should I use?
This depends on your home. There are two different R-values with insulation, retentive and reflective. You would use retentive insulation if your house gets cold in the winter months and reflective insulation if you find your home heating up quickly in the summer. Too much of either can work adversely so be sure to talk to our supervisors to get the best advice for your situation.
What happens if it rains during the job?
Rainshield Roofing ensures your roof will always be left weatherproof by tackling the job one section at a time. We strip a small portion than cover it before moving on to the next area.
Do we need to move out during the job?
No. The work is not very disruptive and most of the time you can carry on with your daily routine. We need a staging area cordoned off from pets and children and access to the roof at only one point.
How long will the work take?
Most re-roofs can be completed within three to four weeks of booking the job. We can, however, prioritise your job if we feel there is a danger of excess damage occurring to your home.
Can I change the type of roof I have?
Yes. If you have a tiled or slate roof, you can install Colorbond roofing without concern. If you have a steel roof, you can put a tiled roof on but will require a structural engineer to assess the property first. As tiles weigh much more than metal roofs, reinforcement of your home is generally required. This can be expensive.
How much does a new roof cost?
Cost is determined by area, difficulty, access, accessories and the amount of flashings. It is not possible to give a ballpark figure normally as a site inspection is generally required to ascertain these things. We are happy to visit your home and provide you with an obligation free quote once we have assessed your requirements and gone over your options. This service is complementary.
Colorbond Roofing Melbourne
We are available 7 days a week for an on-site inspection and our quotations are free of cost and without obligation. If you would like to talk to an expert about Colorbond Roofing Melbourne, get in touch with us via contact form, or call us on 1300 218 889.