Colorbond Roofing Tips

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colorbondFor some homeowners, Colorbond roofing is the best roofing material. It is strong and secure – a quality material through and through. It looks great and it offers life-long performance. With 20 colours to choose from, it is considerably easy to find a roof colour that will complement the style of your home whether it would be contemporary, traditional or something else. If you have Colorbond Roofing, here are some tips that will help maximise the use and life of your Colorbond steel.

How to Maintain Colorbond Steel?

Washing colorbond steel with water will help preserve its attractiveness and enhance its durability. Rainwater can actually do the trick, but you still need to hose down areas not reached by rainwater at least once a year. In coastal areas and in areas with high density of industrial fallouts, it is important to hose down colorbond roofs frequently. If hosing down your roof does not remove all the dir, then you need to wash the surface with warm water and mild soap. You need to thoroughly rinse the surface with clean water.

How to Insulate Colorbond Roofs?

Colorbond steel is thermally efficient. It helps protect your home from heat and it keeps your home cool during the summer. Home insulation is usually installed during the installation of your roof sheeting. There are two kinds of insulation that you can use with colorbond steel roofs. You can use reflective foil laminates which are used under roof sheeting to function as heat insulator and vapour barrier. Aside from reflective foil laminates, you can also use combined foil and glass or wool insulation blanket. Your choice would depend on your area and your needs.

How Can I Prevent Creaking?

Temperature can cause your Colorbond roof to expand and contract. This results to all sorts of noises including creaking. Excessive thermal changes and poor installation can cause minor or major noise disturbances. You can reduce these noises if you install insulation blanket with sarking or use reflective foil laminate. Not only will this act as heat insulator, but it also acts as vapour barrier and noise reducer. You can also opt to use steel battens in order to support your roof sheeting.

July 12 2013 - 10:00 AM