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What You Need to Know about Decramastic Roof Replacements in Brisbane

Does your home or business have decramastic roof tiles in Brisbane? Are you having issues with your roof, either in the form of leakages or more minor cosmetic defects? If so, it might be time to consider a roof repair—or better yet, a total roofing replacement—to bring your building into the 21st century. Before making any decisions about scheduling a decramastic roof replacement in Brisbane, though, you are probably curious to learn more about decramastic roof tiles and why they may not be the optimal type of roofing for you going forward. Read on to learn more about this type of roofing.

Why metal roofing?

In the 1970s and 1980s, decramastic roofs were extremely popular in Brisbane and throughout Australia as a whole. Brands like Decrabond, Colortile and Gerard made quite an impression in the metal roofing industry thanks to the ultra-lightweight design of their decramastic metal roofs. The pressed tiles of decramastic roofs are made of galvanised steel, which was then overlain with a bitumen mixture not unlike what is used for road surfacing.

At the time, decramastic roofs were viewed as a workable option, a type of roofing that was affordable but could still stand the test of time. Since the 1980s, though, roofing technology and materials have advanced significantly, to the point where decramastic roofing is viewed as obsolete and no longer used.

Unfortunately, the homes and commercial buildings that still have their original decramastic roofs are not good candidates for repair or restoration. The lightweight design of the pressed metal tiles makes them particularly susceptible to dents, sags and other instances of damage. Anything, from a rough rainstorm to someone walking on the roof tiles, can cause damage to a decramastic roof and lead to gaps and leaks in the design. As a result, repairs or restorations won’t typically last long enough for them to be worthwhile.

Replace Your Decramastic Roof in Brisbane

Are you tired of spending money on having the decramastic roof of your Brisbane home repaired, only for it to start leaking again after the first hail storm? Don’t waste money on another restoration. Instead, invest in a decramastic roof replacement through A.M.J Metal Roofing Pty Ltd! We are knowledgeable about metal roof designs and are familiar with materials like Decrabond and the weaknesses of the roofs for which it was used back in the 1970s and ’80s.

At A.M.J, we are firm believers in Colorbond, a brand that makes durable and high-quality corrugated steel sheets. These sheets look similar to the original decramastic tiles that were used in the construction of your Brisbane home. However, Colorbond materials are also proven in a way that Decrabond and other decramastic roofing tiles never were. Colorbond resists chipping, peeling and cracking, doesn’t dent or sag like Decrabond and is built to withstand harsh Australian weather conditions. Colorbond materials are also made by BlueScope Steel, a company that offers a 25-year warranty on building materials. Couple this coverage with the 10-year workmanship warranty offered by A.M.J, and you can truly expect your roof to stand the test of time.

Stop trying to restore your faulty decramastic roof. Call A.M.J Metal Roofing Pty Ltd today and invest in a better alternative! You can reach us right now on 1300 12 ROOF.


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