After your new Colour Bond roofing has been installed, it is highly possible that you have a few roofing sheets and excess roofing materials left. It is customary for roofing contractors to buy an extra amount of these materials to account for mistakes. This helps save themselves (and you) from purchasing and waiting for the arrival of urgently needed materials.
If you have excess materials, you can sell or give these away, or you can simply store these properly for future use. Because of the durability of Colorbond roofing sheets, you are assured that you can save excess sheets for future use or even for the repair of your roof. The key here is to know how to properly store excess materials in order to ensure that their quality will not be diminished.
One of the most important things that you need to know in the proper storage of excess Colorbond roofs is that moisture is your greatest enemy.
As such, if the roofing sheets are not going to be used anytime soon, you need to place these in a dry area, free from rain and moisture. Sheets should not be stacked too closely because capillary action can draw water between the roofing sheets. Capillary action can stain the roofing sheets and even compromise the life expectancy of these. Moisture can also affect the paint finish by softening the paint film. With immediate action, the paint quality can be restored to normal.
Should the roofing sheets become wet, these should be immediately dried using a piece of cloth. Furthermore, air circulation should be facilitated by separating the sheets.
Cleaning roofing sheets
If you are going to use the excess roofing sheets and notice that these have become dirty, the first thing that you need to do is clean these by washing with water. Afterwards, if you notice greasy deposits, you should use paint thinners to effectively remove these.
On the other hand, if you notice signs of corrosion, use a wire brush to remove them. However, you should be careful in using the wire brush and avoid unnecessarily removing the metal coating.
If you need to paint the excess roofing sheets, pay careful attention to the type of paint you will use. Make sure that the paints you choose match the environment in your area in order to achieve the best results.
Before applying the paint, make sure that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Also, avoid mixing paint products from different brands.
In order to get the best results, you need to apply two coats of the primer.
During painting, make sure that you pay attention to your safety. Wear the appropriate safety gear and work in a well-ventilated area.