Professional Garage and Carport Repairs & Replacements for Your Melbourne Home
A garage or carport is an important part of most homes and can sometimes be overlooked when it comes to maintenance. If your garage has sprung a leak or is looking worse for wear, it is a good idea to get one of our professional tradesmen out to take a look.
So when does my garage or carport roof need to be replaced?
There are a few tell-tale signs that your garage roof may be due for a complete replacement. If your garage floor is always full of water or you can see daylight through your roof sheets this is a good indication that something is not right. Most garage and carport roofs are made from old galvanized steel. It is a very common occurrence for these old sheets to rust. This is especially common if there is minimal fall on the roof or if the previously installed battens are spaced too far apart. Sometimes we are able to complete a garage roof repair in just a section of the roof if most of it is in okay condition, other times the whole lot will need to be replaced. If you are unsure if this is the case, one of our qualified tradesmen would be more than happy to come out and take a look.
What are the benefits of replacing my garage or carport roof?
There are quite a few benefits of replacing your garage roof. The main benefit would be that you could rest assured any precious contents are going to stay completely dry once the new roof is on. However, due to the changes in technology over the last century, there are a number of additional benefits to replacing your old roof.
The latest Colorbond roof sheets are more thermally efficient than the old galvanized steel and there are a number of options in the type of underlay used which will also increase the insulation factor. Another great attribute of Colorbond roofs is that once installed correctly, there should be virtually no ongoing maintenance. Your carport roof replacement may be a sudden additional expense, however, this cost can be reimbursed over time with the reduction of electricity costs and maintenance that would have otherwise been unavoidable. Whilst we are completing your garage roof replacement, it might also be a good time for us to take a look at the gutter condition. If applicable we may suggest your house gutter replacement at the same time.
Our Process for your roof replacement throughout Melbourne
Stage 1 – Safety: Depending on the type of roof, we will install either perimeter safety rails or perimeter scaffolding. This is done to create a safe workspace and to comply with all Worksafe requirements. The scaffolding/rail is always installed by licensed tradesmen.
Stage 2 – Removal of old materials: We will remove the old materials from the roof, whether it is old tiles or rusted roof sheets we will strip the roof and load the old materials into a skip. This will also usually include the removal and disposal of the old roof battens.
Stage 3 – Installation of new battens: We will replace the old timber battens with 40mm steel battens. Steel battens are a tried and tested alternative to timber. Steel battens are strong, lightweight and won’t buckle or warp.
Stage 4 – Installation of underlay: Once the new battens have been installed, we will now install the chosen underlay. As a minimum, we will use sisalation paper to provide a layer of insulation under the roof sheets. We also offer an insulation blanket that has a R factor of 1.3 and will greatly increase the thermal efficiency of your home.
Stage 5 – Installation of Colorbond roof sheets: Once the structure has been prepped we will now lay your roof sheets. 99% of the time, your roof replacement will be completed using Colorbond roof sheets. Depending on the pitch of your roof will determine the profile of roof sheet. There are three main profiles that we use which include, corrugated, 5-rib and a klip-lok style. There is also a choice of thickness of the roof sheets depending on your requirements.
Stage 6 – Installation of flashings, ridge cappings and valleys: The roof sheets will need to be flashed correctly to seal each section of the roof. We will have the flashings custom ordered to size to ensure the perfect it. We also like to back-flash any penetrations just to make sure there are no possible weak points for water leaks in the future. There are a few styles of flashings and we will discuss them onsite prior to installation. It is also at this stage when we will install any rubber dektites and seal any sections required.
Stage 7 – Clean up site: Once we have completed the re-roof we will complete a thorough clean-up. We will meticulously clean the site from top to bottom to ensure it is in the same condition as it was on our arrival. At this stage, we will also remove any of the remaining rubbish from the site. Once we have completed the job, the safety rails or scaffolding will be dismantled a couple of days after completion.
Contact us today
If your Melbourne home needs a roof replacement service, call us today on 03 8738 3451 for all quotes and enquiries.