Do You Know How Heavy Your Roof Is?

Do you know how heavy your roof is? Why does it matter anyway?

Tile roofs are heavy. An unglazed clay tile roof can reach up to 80kg per m2 when wet. This weight, over time, causes ongoing, chronic structural issues with the building. As such we observe the beginning of cornices coming away from ceilings, cracking above windows and lintels, and degradation of the mortar used between original bricks. There is also the increased probability of bowing rafters as timbers come under increasing pressure from the roof weight.

If you are seeing signs of these sorts of structural problems, it may be time to consider removing the tiles and replacing them with the lightweight long-lasting solution of Australian made steel. A Bluescope Lysaght Colorbond or Zincalume roof weighs approximately 2 tonne, immediately eliminating the possibility of reciprocal roof frame and wall deterioration to your home.
If you are interested in giving your home a value enhancing facelift and rescuing the structure’s creaking bones prior to next year’s rains, now is the time to get your obligation free written quote from Kevin. At The Roof & Wall Doctor you deal with the owner of the company every time, not a salesperson. So, call us today on 9430 6553.
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