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Your Metal Roofing Specialists: Metal, Tile & Fibro Roof Replacement (re-roofing), Roof Restoration, Gutter Replacement(re-guttering) solutions throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, Redcliffe & Caboolture
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How long will it take to for my re-roof to be completed?

An small sized roof would take about 2 to 3 days and a large roof up to 5 days. It depends on the area of the roof, complexity (eg; number of hips and valleys, flashings, curved sheeting, insulation, batten replacement etc). Inclement weather will cause delays as safety will always dictate our decision to work or not. Obviously wet weather is a problem but so are windy conditions.






What's the expected life of a new metal roof?

Between fifty to seventy years depending on your geographical location. For example: Close proximity to the ocean where your roof could be exposed to salt air or to an industrial area where omissions from factories can adversely affect the new roof surface. Both of these situations have the potential to reduce the life span of your roof. There are even higher quality metal roofing materials that can be used to combat extreme conditions but they are generally more expensive.






If it rains during work on my new roof, could I get water in my house?

It is very unlikely that this would happen, as absolute care is taken when removing your roof.
If there is are clouds around or it looks like there is a possibility that it may rain, we may cease work altogether depending on the extent of the threat or we may decide to remove small sections at a time and then cover these areas as we go. We have emergency tarps on stand-by in the event that we fail to close a section in before it rains. There is always a small risk of water entry so we have extensive insurance policies in place to cover these risks. Our roofing tradesmen are very experienced in dealing with poor whether conditions 






Do I need to vacate my home while my roof is being done?

No you do not need to move out but our roofing tradesmen will ensure they identify areas of danger especially at the location where the old sheeting is being removed from the roof. It is a must that you, the home owner or the owner's tenant be aware of the potential dangers and keep away from working areas. In the event we are removing asbestos fibro sheeting, we advise that you stay indoors and keep all windows closed during the removal procedure or go out during the time we are working during the day. 






How much noise can I expect having my new roof put on?

Unfortunately it can be very noisy especially during the removal of the old sheeting.

What is the difference between Colorbond & Zincalume?

Zincalume is steel that is dipped in a zinc based product to give a protective coating. To create Colorbond sheeting, the same procedure is carried out. This is then taken one step further. The Zinc coils are placed in an oven and the colour is then baked and bonded onto the zincalume coating. Hence the name 'Colorbond'.  
Bluescope Steel - Zincalume and Bluescope Steel - Colorbond for material specifications and further information.

Should I choose Colorbond or Zincalume?

Don't underestimate the importance of decision. There are advantages and disadvantages with both products. 

Advantages of using Colorbond?

1.     Unlike painted surfaces, it will not flake, peel or blister under the harsh weather
conditions that a roof is exposed to. 

2.     Manypeople use Colorbond so they can match or complement the colour of
their home. There is a good range of colours to choose from.

Refer to the Colorbond Colour Chart for a full range of colorbond colours.

Disadvantages of using Colorbond?

1.    If you decide to use Colorbond, you will be 'locked in' to the colour you choose. You can paint it later on down the track if you get sick of the colour but the process is very expensive because of the difficulty of trying to get the new paint to adhere to the existing bonded surface. 

2.     Colorbond attracts more heat than Zincalume.The darker the colour the more heat  it will attract. You will need to consider the use of insulation to compensate.  

3.     Colorbond as a product is more expensive than Zincalume and insulation is required resulting intwo extra costs; the product itself and the insulation. 

4.     If you choose Colorbond, the colour schemes of the rest of your home will always be governed by colour of the roof. You will reduce your flexibilty.

5.     The latter could become a problem when it comes to selling your home because the  potential buyer may at some stage decide they want to change the colour of the house and will realize that their colour options are now extremely limited. 

6.     After a few years, the dark colours tend to fade and begin to look tired and tardy.


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