Professional Roof Replacement for Your Whitby Home
In some cases, a roof restoration of your Whitby home is not going to be an ideal option. This is when Powerdrive Roof Replacement Whitby is what would be considered. Either by simply replacing your roof tiles or opting for a complete transformation to a new Colorbond roofing system.
When Does My Roof Need to Be Replaced?
Generally, there are some noticeable signs that will let you know that your roofing system is past its expiry date and ready for a Roof Replacement Whitby. Tiles over time will become porous, both concrete and more so terracotta roof tiles Which will actually completely disintegrate, concrete roof tiles can a lot of the time still be restored but if they have been left too long, they will become brittle, and a coat of paint won’t be enough to save them. Any monies spent would be put to much better use towards a full Whitby Roof Replacement as anything else would be a band-aid fix. If you are unsure of the condition of your roof then get in touch with the guys at Powerdrive. We offer a full range of roofing services from simple roof repair, through to restoration and re-roofing through our parent company Powerdrive Roofing. One of our friendly staff will be happy to attend the site and provide a free roof inspection.
Are There Benefits in Replacing My Roof?
When talking about the benefits of a Whitby Roof Replacement, there are a couple of things that really stick out. A huge factor is the changes in technology in the modern-day as compared to over the past 100 or so years. Concrete roof tiles and metal roofing materials have come leaps and bounds. However in my personal opinion the clay/terracotta tiles although there is much more variety. I feel they have gone a few steps backward. Below we will talk about the benefits of a Roof Replacement Whitby as opposed to roof repairs or roof painting.
Metal Roof Replacement Whitby
Roof Replacement of tiles, either concrete or terracotta being converted to Colorbond or zincalume materials have become all the rage over the past couple of decades and it does have its benefits. Colorbond or Metal Roof Replacements give you a more lightweight material that is known for its resilience in extreme weather. There is a good argument for the thermal efficiency of Colorbond as opposed to its tile counterparts and a large range of insulated underlays to choose from which will only aid in this. A Metal Roof Replacement is a bit more of an initial outlay, but over the years when the maintenance costs are factored in the outcome would be roughly the same over the 10-year period. One thing to be wary of is the drastic weight difference and the potential implications that can have on the structure of your home.
Roof Tiles Replacement Whitby
With the range of tiles around today, there is something to suit everyone’s style. A Roof Replacement Whitby using a product of the same or similar weight is a much wiser move as the structure of your home has been designed specifically for this reason. I personally am not a huge fan of the new range of terracotta roof tiles, I don’t think they are made like they used to, they don’t have the structural integrity of the tiles of old, but concrete roof tiles are made strong and made to last, with a wide array of styles and several Australian manufacturers you are definitely not starved for choice. Most concrete roof tiles come with a minimum of 20 years warranty and with every Powerdrive Roof Replacement Whitby we use Bradford Thermal Plus sark underlay, this will provide a vapour gap and also aid in the roof’s thermal efficiency.
At Powerdrive Roof Replacement Whitby we do things a little bit differently, we will supply our client with a variety of roof cover options in a quote subject to site inspection which will outlay the process and the costings for each. If you the valued customer are happy with these costs, we will arrange for an on-site review and go over the finer details of the process. At this stage, we will generally bring out different samples of roof tile profiles and colour ranges. One thing Powerdrive Roof Replacement Whitby prides itself on, is that we do not use any pushy sales tactics, we want our customers to be happy and in control of the project from start to finish, after all, it is your home.
Our Metal Roof Replacement Process Whitby
Stage 1 – Safety: safety rail or perimeter scaffolding will be erected where required as per Worksafe W.A requirements.
Stage 2 – Removal of old materials: Strip all existing roof tiles, ridge capping, battens and any other external extrusions completely remove all from the site.
Stage 3 – Installation of new battens: Timber battens are replaced with 40mm steel battens. Steel battens are strong, lightweight, and have been proven not to buckle or warp.
Stage 4 – Installation of underlay: Underlay is next to go down, some companies will just use a basic sark, but at Powerdrive Roof Replacements Whitby we use a minimum fiberglass R1.3this will add to your home’s thermal efficiency.
Stage 5 – Installation of Colorbond roof sheets: The next step in the process is the installation of your new Colorbond roof sheets. The Colorbond roof cladding comes in a range of profiles the pitch of your roof will determine to a point which styles/profiles will be suitable for your home.
Stage 6 – Installation of flashings, ridge capping, and valleys: The finishing’s are one of the most important parts of your new Metal Roof Replacement Whitby. There are different types of finishing’s/flashings, and each project has different requirements which will be discussed and decided on prior to the Whitby Roof Replacement commencing.
Stage 7 – Clean-up site: At the end of the job the team will make every effort to clean the site and have the only sign of us being there an amazing roof that will have you the envy of the neighborhood. Scaffolding and roof rails will be dismantled and removed within a couple of days after we leave the site.
Our Tiled Roof Replacement Process Whitby
Stage 1 – Safety: Depending on the type of roof, we will install either perimeter safety rails or perimeter scaffolding. This is done to create a safe workspace and to comply with all Work safe requirements. The scaffolding/rail is always installed by licensed tradesmen.
Stage 3 – Carpentry: Check and re-set out all rafters in preparation for new Roof Tile Battens and tile sizes to ensure tiles can be fitted accordingly.
Stage 4 – Installation of underlay: Supply & fix new roof Sarking/Insulation to the entire roof area in accordance with 2049 table 22.214.171.124b.
Stage 5 – Installation of new battens: Supply and fix new timber battens in line with as1684.2 part 3.4.3 and table spans in as1684.4-2010
Stage 6 – Installation of new roof tiles: Supply & fix new roofing tiles to the entire roof area following as2049 and as2050 in a selected colour and profile in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations and guidelines.
Stage 7 – Installation of flashings: Fix new flashings to penetrations and external extrusions where required and or re-dress existing flashings if and where required.
Stage 8 – Installation of ridge capping and valleys: Supply and fix ridge capping tiles to all hips and mains using a flexible
Stage 9 – Pointing the ridge: pointing solution approved in AS2050-2018 or other selected material. Weep holes should be fitted to all short courses and or flat through profile tiles.
Stage 10 – Final clean-up: Clean up and remove all left-over material and rubble from the site. Leaving the site neat and clean with the only sign of us being there an eye-catching new roof that will soon be the talk of the street.
Stage 11 – The inspection: A final works inspection is to be undertaken prior to final payment.