Taking care of our home and property goes with the territory in home ownership. Your roof plays a vital role in the protection of your greatest asset and when it comes time to replace your roof, it’s important to engage the services of a professional team to complete the job correctly the first time.
Once the approval has been given, work can then commence, starting with ordering the roofing materials. Next, the tie down rods are installed from the roof frame down the cavity wall. These rods ensure the roof frame is firmly secured to the wall plate and will not lift under strong wind. Once complete, the roof is ready for removal, starting with a section at a time. The tiles are removed, new treated pine battens installed suitable for metal roofing, triple grip brackets and bugle screws are installed to further increase the strength of the roof frame and increase resistance to wind lift. Next is Anticon, which increases insulation of the roof, muffles the sound of rain and stops condensation forming on the underside of the roof sheeting. Once the Anticon is installed and pinned in place, the roof sheeting (Australian Bluescope Colorbond or Zincalume) can then be installed. The sheeting is secured with quality class 4 color-matched roof screws and flashings, flumes, ridge caps etc are also installed. The roof is then blown down to remove metal swarf and the gutters cleaned out. Finally, all rubbish is cleaned up, bins are removed and the roof replacement is complete. The Council is then notified of the completed work.
Each roof has its own unique requirements in terms of flashings, valleys, vents etc and many of the older tiled roofs have sags which then require additional carpentry during the process to ensure the corrugated sheeting is level and straight when installed. In some circumstances, guttering, fascia, gables and eaves have also needed to be replaced. These extra steps ensure the roof replacement, when completed, looks its very best.
We have just completed another roof replacement in Gooseberry Hill, with additional work that was required to the verandas. The clients wanted us to raise the veranda heights which were 1800mm above the ground. For most taller people, this meant they had to duck their head for fear of being knocked out when walking around the house. To increase the height of the front and rear veranda we had to dismantle the old veranda and rebuild it from scratch. We ended up increasing the head clearance from 1800mm to 2100mm which made a huge improvement to the house. Once the verandas were rebuilt, the tiled roof was then replaced and the transformation completed.
So if your thinking about replacing your roof, its important that you are aware of what is involved so you can choose a company that you can trust will complete the work with all approvals and insurances in place and know the work will be carried out to a high standard with your safety in mind.
For more information about our professional Roof Replacements in Perth, please contact us on:
Mobile 0422 469 125, Office 9454 8888 or our Online Form for a complimentary quotation.
Please read the feedback we recieved from the homeowners from the above property:
"Anthony, Thank you from both of us. The new roof is terrific and I do spend a lot of time looking at it. I am happy the old tiles have a new use. I would like to thank all of your team for the professionalism and care you showed during the construction. The weather wasn't helpful but all done in good time. Harry the dog is missing the guys and stands expectantly looking at the gate with his ball in his mouth. Thanks agin to everyone."
Fiona Dodd & Jeff Haworth, Gooseberry Hill, September 2017