Perth Roof Replacement Service
Roof replacement options. In some cases, it’s not always possible or there would be little benefit in Roof Repairs or Roof Restoration. This could be due to its age or a bad job is done previously. Possibly some other defect such as Chemical Delignification that is too far advanced. Replacing an old tiled roof with a new one will give you peace of mind. Help ensure that your hard-earned dollars are not wasted on Roof Repairs that will result in little benefit.
Our Tile Roof Replacement service will guarantee you get a first-class long term solution. It will save you money for the future and provides your home with a much-needed facelift. Increasing your properties street appeal, increasing its value.
At the quote stage, our Powerdrive Roofing team member will do a full roof inspection of the internal roof structure.
Unlike most roofing companies Powerdrive Roofing always has a building inspector on staff. A registered builder on hand to oversee any works required.
No point in having a beautiful new tiled roof if it is going to fail due to poor roof structure. That’s why it is important to use a company that knows the difference between replacing tiles and a Roof Replacement.
Roof Replacement Procedure
Powerdrive Roofing has replaced roofs all over Perth. The following is a basic scope of works for replacing a roof.
Supply and erect a proper works safety system where required as per current work safe legislation.
- Strip all existing roof tiles, ridge capping, battens and any other external extrusions completely remove all from the site.
- Check and re-set out all rafters in preparation for new Roof Tile Battens. And tile sizes to ensure tiles can be fitted accordingly.
- Supply & fix new roof Sarking/Insulation to the entire roof area in accordance with as 2049 table 22.214.171.124b.
- Next, we Supply and fix new timber battens in line with as1684.2 part 3.4.3 and table spans in as1684.4-2010
- Supply & fix new roofing tiles to the entire roof area following as2049 and as2050. Done in a selected colour and profile in accordance with manufacturers recommendations and guidelines.
- Fix new flashings to penetrations and external extrusions where required and or re-dress existing flashings if and where required.
- Supply and fix ridge capping tiles to all hips and mains. Using a flexible pointing solution approved in AS2050-2018 or other selected material. Weep holes should be fitted to all short course and or flat through profile tiles.
- Clean up and remove all left-over material and rubble from site. Leaving the site neat and clean. With the only sign of us being there a new roof that will soon be the talk of the street.
A final works inspection is to be undertaken prior to final payment.
You can rest assured you have a roof that not only looks the part. But protects you and your biggest asset for many years to come. Most of all when you are investing in a Powerdrive Roofing system you are investing in a system that works!
What You Need to Be Aware Of
There are two main issues that need to be considered.
A colorbond roof is a lot lighter than a tiled roof. A tiled roof will weigh on average 60kg per square meter. While a colorbond roof will normally be just a fraction of this weight at around 5kg per square meter.
Planning approval and a building permit would likely be required from a local council. The Building Code of Australia may well have changed since the home was originally built.
The main challenges when converting a structure from a tiles to a colorbond roof is the dramatic reduction in weight. This significant change in weight conditions. When coupled with high winds, can create significant uplift on the roof and hence potentially damaging issues.
A colorbond roof that has not been professionally installed. Utilizing the correct tie-downs can end up like an umbrella in a high wind event.
So, the issue now becomes not about holding the roof up. But instead pinning down the roof in a high wind event. The Building Code of Australia requires the roof frame to be tied down to the house as defined in Australian Standard 1684. This is where Powerdrive Roofing’s building inspectors make sure everything not only conforms to but exceeds the current Australian standards. On every roof replacement, we undertake.
Choosing the Right Company for Your Roof Replacement
When it comes to choosing the right company for your Roof Replacement it is all about doing your homework.
Powerdrive Roofing has been around for a long time and there is a good reason for that, we take pride in our work, we take care of our customers, we follow and keep up to date with all relevant Australian Standards, we are constantly liaising with registered builders to make sure we are up to date and getting the best information and guidance and all of our staff and contractors know how important each and every customer is to our business, without you the customer there is no Powerdrive so we always go the extra mile to make sure the job exceeds standards and expectations.
Please contact us today, Perth’s Roofing Specialists
Although our first option is always going to be Roof Repairs or maintenance it is to be expected that building materials will not last forever and eventually all building materials, (even concrete roof tiles) will break down and it becomes more economical to replace the item rather than pay for constant repairs. Our team will give you a range of realistic options after an onsite assessment.
Loss of Water Resistance
Waterproofing qualities of tiles (particularly cement tiles) will break down over time. The tiles will need a Roof Restoration or Roof Replacement, depending on the age and quality of your tile, our team will give you options on site.
Damaged, Cracked and Broken Tiles
When there are a large number of broken and or cracked tiles that require replacement, many of these tiles have broken water channels due to being sheeted in too tightly when originally installed and general movement in the roof frame over the years, when this happens it can be impossible to get all broken tiles and therefore impossible to give a warranty on any Roof Repairs undertaken.
Why Metal Over Tiles?
There can be a couple of main reasons:
Some people choose to change their tiled roof purely for aesthetic reasons because they prefer the look of colorbond roofs over clay or concrete tiles.
In general, changing to a colorbond Roof Replacement is cheaper than tile to tile Roof Replacement on a residential property.
Roof Replacement Tile to Tin
Converting an old tiled roof cover to a new colorbond roof cover (for example a Colorbond roof) is quite common throughout Perth WA. There is the right way and the wrong way to undertake this conversion and Powerdrive Roofing knows this all too well. The wrong way can cause problems with the structural integrity of the building not only rendering it dangerous, but this can also create challenges for homeowners when attempting to sell their property down the track.
So Why Change from Tiles To colorbond?
People have a variety of reasons as to why they decide to change from tiles to steel or tin.
Tiles especially clay will not last forever. Eventually the tile will break down and lose their core attributes
Spalling of tiles and chemical delignification generally go hand in hand.
Although Powerdrive Roofing is Australia’s only proven Chemical Delignification Treatment Specialists sometimes our customers choose the option of a New Roof instead, other times the Delignification is too far advanced even for the experts and a New Roof is recommended.
Roof Replacement in Perth
Powerdrive Roofing has put in tenders for the roof replacement in Perth of places like WA Museum Boola Bardip, The state museum, now known as WA Museum Boola Bardip, officially re-opened on 21 November 2020 in the Perth Cultural Centre.
The Perth Mint, established on 20 June 1899, two years before Australia’s Federation in 1901, would be overdue for a roof inspection and a look at a roof replacement, The Perth mint roof is covered with terracotta roof tile which has a great life span but would definitely be nearing their end.