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Roofing Sep 9, 2021

How To Choose Among Many Popular Roofing Choices

A house’s roof is sometimes the only thing that stands between you and the sky. Snow, sleet, hail, rain, sun rays, wind, dust and dirt, insects and animals, moonlight, and noise are all things that the roof will protect you from. It will keep cold air in the house during the summer and heated air outside if correctly constructed and insulated. In the winter, the roof, on the other hand, keeps cold air out and warm air in.

A roof must be properly secured to the rest of the home, and therefore it must be able to withstand wind updrafts that might otherwise rip a roof off. However, any imperfections or obstacles to simple rooflines create opportunities for water or moisture to permeate through the roofing. This comprises chimneys, vents, roof lights, and any valleys or dormers where one roofline meets another on the roof.

Roof Styles

Gable, gambrel, hip, mansard, flat, and single-pitch or shed roofs comprise the majority of roofs, both old and modern. The first three are by far the most popular. 

  • The gable roof is the most common type of roof used today. It is made up of two roof planes that are usually of equal slope and meet at a ridge at the top. Additionally, the ridgeline that runs the length of the home, or at least on the parts of the building with that form of roof, is what defines the gable style the most.
  • The gambrel roof is a gable roof with two distinct roof slopes on each side of the uppermost ridge, the flatter or less-sloped of the two being above the level of any dormer windows. This roof has an advantage over the gable roof in that it expands the usable attic area, and when dormer windows are added, it nearly feels like a second story.
  • The ridge on a hip roof does not run the entire length of the house. Hip rafters, on the other hand, extend diagonally up from each corner to meet the ridge’s ends. In essence, the roof’s sides or slopes angle up in four planes from the outside walls. It’s a roof with a lot of strength.

Although one of the above three roof forms is found on the vast majority of houses built today, there are many other roof styles worth mentioning, including the mansard, flat, single-pitch, or shed roof

How To Install a Colorbond Roof? 

Colorband is a type of coated steel roofing that is very popular among Australian homeowners. Colorbond roofing has been tried and tested in harsh Australian climates, and it proved to be stylish, long-lasting, and durable. 

Installing a colorbond roofing on your own is not advised. A minor installation error can affect the aesthetic of the house and cost a lot of money in adjustments. As a result, it’s better to seek professional assistance! So, the question is how to install a colorbond roof once you have picked this option? First of all, gutter, fascia, and battens should all be installed, as well as sarking or roof blankets. Place the colorbond roof sheets on the roof, and then attach the roof. Caps should also be installed, and as the final step, the roof should be cleaned.

Step 1: Guttering and fascias, which can be chosen to match your colorbond roofing, should be installed first. The battens should next be placed on the trusses to support the roof.

Step 2: Before installing the roof sheets, sarking or a foil-backed roof blanket should be installed. This insulates the roof and protects it from decay and rust.

Step 3: Hips and valleys should be marked on the sheets and properly cut using a power saw or metal shears if your roof will have them.

Step 4: Check for good alignment of the roof sheets at the gutter end before fastening the roof in place, for this may entail drilling or the use of the given fasteners.

Step 5: Bend the valleys upwards and place cappings across the roof ridge, hips, and fascias after the roofing is secure.

Step 6: To remove the swarf, carefully wipe the roof using a broom or leaf blower, otherwise, these tiny metal shards can cause a roof to rust quickly.

Why Choose A Colorbond Roof?

Colorbond steel is pre-painted and sealed to prevent corrosion, whereas corrugated roofing is readily rusted and requires periodic repainting. In addition to aluminum, steel, and metal roofing, it is a great option. Because it is corrosion-resistant, stylish, and economical, it is a popular roofing solution for both residential and commercial property owners. Colorbond roofing is available in a variety of colors and sizes, as well as being built of high-quality steel sheets, being an excellent choice for people who live in tough climates. 

The main reason for choosing a color bond roof as soon as feasible is to preserve the previously finished structure from significant damage caused by rain, snow, and exposure, as well as to provide shelter and enclosure so that additional construction may continue despite the weather. With a little research, you can locate the finest prices on the market and maybe save money on your total roofing bill, and choose among a variety of sizes, colors, designs, and other architectural features. 



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