Decromastic roofs are metal sheets that are manufactured to look like roof tiles. They are notorious for leaking and over time causing issues and damage to your home. We recommend to replace a decormastic roof with a Colorbond roof in most cases, you can read more about decromastic roofs here. If you want to see a replacement of a decromastic roof from start to finish click here to see a job we recently undertook at Eagle Heights in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
This week we undertook a roof replacement on a decromstic roof on the Gold Coast. The roof was initially metal and new battens and decromastic sheets had been laid over the top many years ago. This was common but bad practice in previous times, meaning we had to remove two roofs to then relay it with Colorbond steel.
You can see in the progress photos below the existing decromastic roof - removing the roof sheets to reveal battens and an iron roof underneath - we then laid new metal battens and sarking before installing the Colorbond roof sheets. The owner also changed the colour of the roof, choosing Ironstone from the Colorbond range which updated the home and gave it a more modern feel. You can read more about updating your homes street appeal and choosing a new roof colour here on our website.
We also replaced the guttering on the home and downpipes, so that the roof and gutters are now all new and comply with today's standards and best practice.
If you have any questions about a decromastic roof, your roofing options or what roofing material would best suit your roof then contact us today. We would be happy to assist and give yous some advice!
Metal and Tile roofs and the damage hail can cause
Depending on what roof you have, the visibility can vary quite a bit. If you have a metal roof - such as a Colorbond steel roof - then the impact of hail damage will typically show itself clearly. Signs such as dents and the loss of the top layer of paint are clear signs of damage. Dents can compromise the life of your metal roof. If notable dents have been caused, this allows for the possibly of water and dirt to pool in these dents and cause corrosion. Similarly, if you have a low-pitch metal roof where the sheets of metal overlap and hail damage has caused these laps to deform, water could become caught in these laps and also cause corrosion.
Tiled roofs (concrete and terracotta), on the other hand, may not show damage with such clarity. Hail damage can cause your roof tiles to crack and break and often small fragments (often the corners) of roof tiles will break with the hails impact. It is important after a storm to have your roof inspected for damage as the consequence of such damage may not even begin to show itself until years later through leaks or loosening tiles.
The best way to find out if your roof is hail damaged is to have a licensed roofer inspect it and provide a report on its state and any damage caused - you can then present this report to your insurance company for them to have an assessor attend and you can then make a claim.
We are trained to identify storm damage on roofs and and assess whether or not they’re the result of hail damage or something else. While it may be a small bit of damage at that point, it could become a much larger problem down the track.
We have worked on hail storm insurance claims in the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay and Coffs Harbour. After seeing thousands of roofs and the different damage storms can cause, we are the trained professionals to give you expert advice. Contact us today to discuss your roofing needs 07 5598 6037 or you can email us here.
Below are some images of hail damage to both metal and cement tile roofs.