Buy TRIMDEK COLORBOND® Roof Sheets
Also known as: Trimclad, Superdek and Monoclad Trimdek metal roofing sheets are used on roofs with a minimum of 2 degree of fall or greater. It is screw down metal deck roofing iron, which makes it very easy to install. These roofing sheets are a cost effective alternative to Klip-Lok roofing sheets. It sits well in both domestic and commercial applications.
Your home is likely to be your biggest financial investment and your largest asset. Having a BlueScope warranty covering the important steel building products in and around your home is an investment in peace of mind.
COLORBOND® steel is developed for, and therefore more resilient to, the severe sunlight and temperatures typical of Australian environments. BlueScope scientists have tested COLORBOND® steel in some of Australia’s harshest climates.
Rest assured that COLORBOND® steel is guaranteed to meet relevant Australian standards. Make sure you look for the brand as not all painted steel is genuine COLORBOND® steel.
Recommended Fastening Method
When fixing into timber battens, we recommend a 12 gauge x 65mm Type 17 Hex Head screw. If fixing into steel purlins, please use a 12 gauge x 55mm Steel Fix Hex Head screw. When using the sheets as wall cladding, a 12 gauge x 25mm Type 17 Hex Head should be used for timber battens and for steel purlins, a 10 gauge x 16mm Steel Fix Hex Head screw is best.
Trimdek, in particular, pertains to square-fluted steel cladding that is available in long lengths. This means that one sheet can be used from ridge to gutter without having any end laps. Trimdek is remarkably strong (it can easily recover from deformation), it has excellent spanning capacity, it is lightweight, and it is properly rigid. And of course, it is available in a wide variety of colours that Colorbond roofing steel is well known for — earthy colours that reflect Australia's distinct landscapes.
Installing Trimdek for Walling Using the Pierce-Fixing Method
If you are planning to install Trimdek as a wall cladding, it is highly recommended that you use the pierce-fixing method over the concealed-fixing method.
With this method, you can affix the screws either through the crests or the pans or valleys. For wall cladding purposes, it is highly recommended that you affix the screws through the valleys for three key reasons. First, the screws are less obvious and the aesthetic lines won't be broken. Second, because the fastener goes through the cladding through the valley, the chances of the cladding getting deformed is practically eliminated. Finally, affixing the screws through the valley ensures a tight water seal.
If you are going to affix the screw through the valleys, you will need a side lap fastener for all the laps and support. If you wish to minimise the time, money and effort required for this task, you may use a crest fastener.
Prior to the installation of the wall cladding, make sure that the support structure is in the same plane. Before laying the sheets, check the supports and make the necessary adjustments. Remember, it will be doubly difficult to make adjustments once the sheets have been installed.
Begin installing the sheets in the area which you expect the prevailing weather to come from. Before lifting the sheets, it is best if you turn these first on the ground. It is much safer that way.
Before affixing each sheet, position it against the building and check whether it is aligned with the end wall as well as the parapet or transverse wall.
After finishing the installation of the first sheet, make sure that the next sheet is aligned properly against the previously installed sheet and from the end of the sheet to either the fascia or purlin.
You can either install each sheet quickly before moving to the next or you can simply fix one sheet after another and then use the intermediate fasteners when all the sheets have been laid into place.
From time to time, double check each sheet to see whether each one is aligned with the first sheet that you installed. Once you are halfway done with the installation, check the sheets and their measurements from the end line so that the final sheet is parallel with the end of the roof. If you think you are off by a little, you can adjust by aligning and fixing the lap and then fixing the outer edge of the sheet by affixing the fastener either closer or further than your original plan.
You can purchase and the other materials you will need for roofing and wall cladding here at Metal Roofing Online, your trusted Bluescope Steel supplier.
What Colorbond Roofing Can Do to Your Old Property
Your home may not be as bright, shiny and spanking new as before. It’s survived several years—decades, even. It has stood under the threat of extreme rain, harsh winds, thunderstorms and flood. It has seen good times and bad times. While it may not look brand-new, the everyday wear and tear have given it a charming, inviting and unique vibe that only a well-lived in home can acquire.
To keep your old property in good condition, you invest in carefully chosen upgrades, renovations and enhancements over the years that improve its look and function, boost its privacy and security, and generally make the home a great place to be. Some of these improvements may include freshening up the interiors and exteriors with a paint job, landscaping the lawn, or making quick fixes here and there.
Another proven way to boost the look, feel, performance and value of your home is to upgrade your roof to Colorbond roofing. Experts say that the roof is one of the most hardworking areas of the house, since it is the first surface to be exposed to weather elements. But it is often the most neglected, especially for older properties, since it is largely out of sight. What you should know is that making your roof repair or replacement a priority will deliver multiple benefits to your property, your finances and your peace of mind.
Quality metal roofing lasts for decades, giving you more value for money, and your property, reliable and trustworthy protection. It can withstand extreme hot or cold weather and, if installed properly, will remain intact and deliver top-notch performance in shielding your household from outside elements. With its supreme insulation abilities, metal roofing also makes your property an energy-efficient space, as it allows you to reduce your heating and cooling consumption. This also means you enjoy further savings from lowered energy bills.
Its ability to keep your home cool in the summer and warm during colder seasons is the main reason why a metal roof made by a reliable brand is the roofing material choice of environmentally responsible property owners. Metal sheets don’t just help your household to be conservative about the use of fuel. It’s also easy to reuse and recycle, unlike other common roofing options such as tiles.
As an added bonus, your metal roof can likewise boost the look and curb appeal of your property. Metal iron sheets sold online are offered in a wide range of colours, textures and finishes, allowing you to choose the best style that suits your preferences. With the combination of aesthetics and functionality, Colorbond roofing proves to be one of the best investments you can ever make for your well-loved home.