Has the thought of metal roofing installation crossed your mind?
Whether you’re building your dream home or giving an old one a facelift, opting for a metal roof is one of the best decisions you can make for your home.
And that isn’t just our bias shining through either – metal roofing is durable, low-maintenance and more eco-friendly. Most importantly, a COLORBOND metal roof simply looks fantastic!
Of course, any decision on this scale isn’t one to be made lightly. Naturally, you’ll want the entire process to go off without a hitch.
But what exactly happens during said process?
The metal roofing installation process
With countless residential and commercial roofing projects under our belts and a career spanning more than 25 years, Watermaster Roofing provides quality metal roofing services across Melbourne and Bayside.
We’ve made a name for ourselves on the back of our high-quality metal roofing installations.
Here’s what you can expect if you decide to work with us…
Step #1: Initial consultation
Before we start any metal roofing project, we start by conducting an onsite inspection and liaise with other important members of your team including your architect and builders, if necessary.
During this process, our team lend their expert advice and know-how to your design and planning. We’ll provide unique insights, helping create a tailored roof design that perfectly fits your home.
Our input ensures that your roof doesn’t just look great, but is also structurally sound and within your ideal budget.
Step #2: Permits and project scheduling
As with any big building project, many metal roofing installation jobs will need the appropriate permits before work begins.
After the design is agreed upon, the roof measured, and cost established, our roof plumbers can start applying for the relevant permits and create an initial construction schedule.
For new builds, roofing permits are usually included as part of your building and planning permits.
For renovations however, things get a bit murkier.
As a general rule, renovations that may impact the structure of your home or pose a risk to bystanders and neighbours will require a building permit. That means most roof replacements will need a permit, with the exception of “like-for-like” jobs (example: replacing a metal roof with another one).
Step #3: Materials sourcing
While there are many manufacturers and materials available in the market, Watermaster Roofing uses COLORBOND metal roofing exclusively.
Whether your metal roofing installation project is residential or commercial in nature, COLORBOND steel is one of our top choices.
There are many reasons for this:
- High levels of fire resistance
- Wide range of colours and finishes
- Special formulation and coatings that protects your roof from rust, corrosion, and flaking
- Durable and low-maintenance
- Reflects heat away from your home for a more eco-friendly roof
This isn’t the first time we’ve talked about the benefits of choosing COLORBOND for your metal roofing installation – click here to see what we said last time.
Step #4: Metal roofing installation
Once all the groundwork is out of the way, our roof plumbers get to work.
- Remove your existing roof – when we talk roof replacement, we need to start by removing your current one first
- We’ll start by installing sarking – this highly-reflective underlayer goes directly beneath your metal roofing, and helps with insulation, soundproofing, moisture protection and more
- Installation – metal roofing sheets are cut down to size, and then screwed directly into your roof beams
- The finishing touches – flashing and covers stop water from getting into your roof cavity, while guttering and roof plumbing prevent water build-up
Since we’re dealing in large sheets of metal and not individual tiles, metal roofing installation tends to be significantly faster than other materials.
Combine that with Watermaster Roofing’s trademark workmanship, and you can rest easy knowing that this stage will be completed relatively quickly, and without drama!
Step #5: Finish product
Our work doesn’t end once your installation is complete – our team also give you a guarantee on our work, offering a standard a six-year contractor warranty.
Interested in metal roofing installation in Melbourne?
Get in touch with Watermaster’s roof plumbers today!
Watermaster Roofing provides hassle-free roofing services in Melbourne’s east and southeast, and CBD.
Our licensed and professional roofing contractors have been in the business for more than 20 years, offering a range of roofing services including: