A popular trend in the 1980s was the Decramastic roof, however over time, this type of roof has proven to be troublesome and not the great idea it started out with. So, what should you do if you have a Decramastic roof? Read on as we talk about what a Decramastic Roof is, how to look after it, and when it’s time to replace it.
Decramastic Roof sheets are a lightweight material that is then coated with bitumen to look like a cement roof tile, or a group of them. Given the light, but not durable nature of the sheets, Decramastic roof sheets are prone to damage from foot traffic, weather and they tend to leak quite easily.
Decramastic roofs often have asbestos inside them, a material known to cause cancer, and is banned in most building materials. Whilst its stable until its broken, asbestos should just generally be avoided. On top of this, the life span of this roof material is relatively short. It really doesn’t take much to damage the roof, a light storm or even just walking on the roof can cause significant damage, and in Australia where there is nothing light about our storms, Decramastic roofs really are not suitable.
There are two options. You can either look to replace your roof when it starts to present with problems, or you can replace it proactively. The former leaves you open to a surprise roof repair or replacement, which are costly. Whereas the proactive option allows you a little time to save funds and prepare for a replacement.
When it comes time to replace your roof, you have a few options, but we all know the best option is a COLORBOND® roof. Made for Australian conditions, lightweight and durable; COLORBOND® is the choice of many homeowners and roofers alike.
COLORBOND® steel is the top choice for new and older homes, with a range of colour schemes, as well as complimentary design colours for guttering and drainage for a full roofing solution. COLORBOND® offers many colour scheme choices as well as finishes in matte and sheen. You can match your roof to your local environment with COLORBOND® steel or to the local heritage; whatever choice you make, COLORBOND® has the solution for you.
Without a doubt, there will come a day when Decramastic roofs are a thing of the past. Until then, we can help you decide on the best solution for your roof condition. It may be the case that we can simply repair your roof issues, but when it comes to a full roof replacement, you can be assured we will help make it a seamless and easy process for all involved.
Sometimes a roof cannot be restored, and your money would be better used replacing the COLORBOND® roof on your home. GT Roofing Adelaide specialises in roofing restoration, replacements, repairs and extensions and works with COLORBOND® Steel and BlueScope Steel throughout the Adelaide area and across South Australia. For an obligation free chat, please call George on 0434 640 550 or complete our contact form and we will get in touch shortly.