Thinking of Installing Colorbond Roofing By Yourself? Here’s What You Need to Know

In the past, metal roofing was seen as a cheap alternative and was commonly used in the construction of sheds and industrial buildings.

Fast forward to today, metal roofing has climbed to the top of the heap as one of the most popular roofing materials in Australia. That popularity can be attributed largely in part to Colorbond roofing.

Colorbond roofs are known for their superior performance and high value, making these appealing to homeowners, designers, builders and roofing contractors. Colorbond offers an extensive range of profile shapes and colours which suit a wide variety of home design styles. 

In short, when you choose to use Colorbond roofs for your home, patio or pergola, you are making one sound investment choice. Many say that when you buy Colorbond roofs, you will never buy another set in your lifetime—that is, if the roof is properly installed, cleaned and maintained.

If you are going to use Colorbond roofs for your new home or to replace the current ones installed on it, you have two options: hire professionals or do it yourself. Take note that roof installation is not your typical weekend DIY project—you will need to use the appropriate tools and equipment. Plus, you have to be aware of the risks involved when working from heights.

If you wish to install the roof by yourself, you will need to review the Australian Standard AS 1562 which outline the proper way to install roofs.

In installing roofs, you need to start with the guttering and fascia first before moving to the installation of sarking or insulation blanket.  

After that, you can then proceed to place the roofing sheets on top of your roof. Use a chalk line to mark areas before cutting. After that, align the roofing sheets to the gutters. Once you are done, make sure that you clean the roof and remove swarf which can damage the sheets.

Again, remember that roof installation is not your typical project. If you do not have the experience, skills and the necessary tools and equipment, consider hiring experts. 

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