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Tile to Colorbond Conversions

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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)

How we convert a tiled roof to Colorbond

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

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