Tile to Colorbond Conversions

Tile to Colorbond Conversions

There is only so much maintenance that can be provided to old tiled roofs before the tiles need to be replaced. Unlike terracotta roof tiles, exposed concrete always breaks down. How much so depends on the original quality of materials used to create the concrete tiles, age, historical maintenance (protective coatings) and exposure to the elements. In some cases a tile to Colorbond Conversions is the most practicable long term option.

Post WWII there were a shortage of raw materials to make concrete roofing tiles properly. This led to poor standards of roofing tiles being produced as the ingredients being used was basically all we had on hand. During this time a common mould for roofing tiles was created called a ‘standard’. These tiles were very common on buildings circa 1940 onward to about 1960. Now days these tiles are so pitted and brittle the roofs are generally beyond maintenance, from a practical sense. It is also rather difficult to walk on these roofs without breaking every tile you stand on.

Another concern with roof tiles on old homes is the “wave effect”. This is the effect of having many many tones of concrete tiles sitting on the roof for 70 years or more. Even though most roofing timbers were hardwood, nothing can stop the house moving or sinking with 10 tones or more over many decades. The end result is that the roof looks somewhat wavy with peaks and troughs (and nothing is square)

Tile to Colorbond Conversions

How we convert a tiled roof to Colorbond

Once we’ve done all our safety stuff and removed the old roof tiles, we need to secure the rafters properly. With all those tons of concrete tiles keeping the roof down, we need to ensure that our new Colorbond roof will not simply lift off in high wind. To do this we secure the rafters to the top plates of your stud walls using truss fix brackets or similar. We also secure the rafters at the ridge in the same way.

Now that the rafters are secure we can look into removing the wavy effect. We simply run string lines both vertically and horizontally along the roof surface and pack out the rafters using structural pine (MGP10). Once that is complete we began running metal batten before laying sarking followed by your new Colorbond roof metal.

On this project in the bayside suburbs we also installed new Colorbond Quad guttering and Colorbond fascia cover, all new barge board and fascia board, new chimney flashing’s and down-pipes. A job this size will generally take us seven full days, weather permitting.

At the end you will receive a warranty on all materials and labour together with our 100% customer satisfaction promise. Tile to Colorbond Conversions are not an easy job nor is it tidy during the construction process, however if you want the job done right talk to us

Tile to Colorbond Conversions

Tile to Colorbond Conversions

There is only so much maintenance that can be provided to old tiled roofs before the tiles need to be replaced. Unlike terracotta roof tiles, exposed concrete always breaks down. How much so depends on the original quality of materials used to create the concrete tiles, age, historical maintenance (protective coatings) and exposure to the elements. In some cases a tile to Colorbond Conversions is the most practicable long term option.

Post WWII there were a shortage of raw materials to make concrete roofing tiles properly. This led to poor standards of roofing tiles being produced as the ingredients being used was basically all we had on hand. During this time a common mould for roofing tiles was created called a ‘standard’. These tiles were very common on buildings circa 1940 onward to about 1960. Now days these tiles are so pitted and brittle the roofs are generally beyond maintenance, from a practical sense. It is also rather difficult to walk on these roofs without breaking every tile you stand on.

Another concern with roof tiles on old homes is the “wave effect”. This is the effect of having many many tones of concrete tiles sitting on the roof for 70 years or more. Even though most roofing timbers were hardwood, nothing can stop the house moving or sinking with 10 tones or more over many decades. The end result is that the roof looks somewhat wavy with peaks and troughs (and nothing is square)

Tile to Colorbond Conversions

How we convert a tiled roof to Colorbond

Once we’ve done all our safety stuff and removed the old roof tiles, we need to secure the rafters properly. With all those tons of concrete tiles keeping the roof down, we need to ensure that our new Colorbond roof will not simply lift off in high wind. To do this we secure the rafters to the top plates of your stud walls using truss fix brackets or similar. We also secure the rafters at the ridge in the same way.

Now that the rafters are secure we can look into removing the wavy effect. We simply run string lines both vertically and horizontally along the roof surface and pack out the rafters using structural pine (MGP10). Once that is complete we began running metal batten before laying sarking followed by your new Colorbond roof metal.

On this project in the bayside suburbs we also installed new Colorbond Quad guttering and Colorbond fascia cover, all new barge board and fascia board, new chimney flashing’s and down-pipes. A job this size will generally take us seven full days, weather permitting.

At the end you will receive a warranty on all materials and labour together with our 100% customer satisfaction promise. Tile to Colorbond Conversions are not an easy job nor is it tidy during the construction process, however if you want the job done right talk to us

  • Tile to Colorbond Conversions

    Rachel and Simon

    My partner and I are extremely happy with our new roof and the professionalism and workmanship of Casey Roof Care. I definitely would recommend them.

    Our original roof was very old. The house was built in the 1930s so our old concrete tiles and guttering were certainly at the end of their life. Our old roof had no insulation, often leaked and I dreaded every time it rained!

    From the moment we spoke to Adam over the phone, we knew finally that we had made contact with a skilled contractor. He genuinely listened to our issues, offered advice and options, and organised to meet us on site. It was nice to finally meet a roofing contractor that had experience, particularly with complex jobs, such as ours.

    Their quote was thorough, competitive and value for money. All details were explained to us with no surprises along the way. Adam helped us to choose the best materials for the job and options to achieve what we wanted. This was a pleasant change as other roofing companies had really given us the run around – some didn’t bother to return our calls, had little idea about the pros and cons of different materials, or were only able to do part of the job required.

    Once the work started on site, both Adam and Dylan organised everything, it was seamless. Any problem that our old roof presented was overcome with clever and quick problem solving by the two of them. The whole team got the job done in good time and they left the site in excellent condition. They were friendly, honest, hardworking and nothing was too much for them.

    We’ve had numerous compliments from neighbours on our new roof now and the extra insulation is already keeping our house at a more comfortable temperature. An added bonus – we live on a busy road and the insulation also reduces the noise into the house!

    The last time it rained, we enjoyed the experience, no longer worried about leaks and overflowing gutters – it was such a relief.

    I just wish we’d found Casey Roof Care earlier, rather than wasting time on other contractors.

    I highly recommend Casey Roof Care – 5 stars for a quality job that exceeded our expectations, and with great customer service along the way.

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