The roofing business is booming in Australia. People across the country are looking to update their old, worn-out roof tops and make it more durable and aesthetically attractive. With over 35 years of experience, Roof Top Industries knows everything there is to know about roofing.
Are you looking to begin a roofing project, or want professionals to update your roof but not sure where to start? Read our guide on everything you need to know about roofing in Australia.
Roofing and Re-Roofing
First of all, what exactly is roofing? Roofing is pretty much exactly what you think: the process of using materials to build a roof for your home. Different roofing materials can be used in this process. Common materials include metal, slates, fibre-cement, and wood slates. At Roof Top Industries, we specialise in tiles, because they are the most durable, environmentally friendly and weather-resistant roofing materials. They’re also naturally insulated, so you’ll stay warm in winter and cool in summer.
Re-roofing is a little bit different than regular roofing. While roofing involves installing a roof to a new home, repairs or upgrades, re-roofing uses materials to place a new layer over your existing roof, or tearing it down and replacing it all together. This can help improve structural damage, drainage problems, roof seals, sarking and other issues. Re-roofing can help fix these problems so you won’t have to worry about costly repairs.
Roof Tile Materials
We’ve briefly explained why we use roof tiles, but there’s so much more to it. There are many different types of roof tile materials, but at Roof Top Industries, we use:
Concrete materials are one of the cheaper roof tiling options. They made with sand and cement, and are very durable against cracking and breakage. Concrete tiles are also a little heavier than other tiles, which is why you should hire professionals to install them for you.
Clay materials are known for their resistance against weather conditions. Made from raw, geologic materials, clay tiles are highly durable against fire and water, which is suitable for warm and tropical climates.
Terracotta materials are similar to clay. They’re made with a kiln-fired, pulverised natural clay, which is combined with water and topped with glaze. Terracotta tiles have incredibly long-life spans. They can last anywhere from 50 years to a century! Terracotta roof tiles are also distinguished by their rustic, natural colours.
Installing a new roof doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes a lot of dedication and care to make sure it lasts. Your local professionals will come to your house and evaluate your roof. This involves measuring so they can give you an accurate quote. Your roofers will then tear off the old roof and begin installing your new one.
The process includes installing or re-building your frame, attaching a sheath, installing an underlayment, and laying down the roofing materials, or the roof cover. If your roofer finds any problems during the process, they will discuss your options to make sure the installation runs as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Want to Install a New Roof? Consult with Roof Top Industries!
If you’re looking to install a new roof in Perth, contact Roof Top Industries. Our experts will supply and install new roof tiles to your home, having it in pristine condition in no time! Call 08 9309 3993, or make an enquiry online.