Many people are starting to move away from more traditional roofing materials and becoming aware of lesser known alternatives. Our services for roofer Bishop’s Stortford is all about innovation, since we believe customers should be handed the most comprehensive range of solutions when they decide to overhaul their roof.

One of the very best materials to think about would be Onduline sheets, since they come with ample durability and are incredibly simple to install. With steep under heating and pressure, this material is the best choice for both flexibility and waterproofing. If you feel as if this could be a roofing material you may want to install in the future, then why not read through this basic guide on how to get them fitted.

Stage One

Once you have worked out how many sheets are going to be required for your specific project, you will need to measure precisely how large each sheet needs to be. This is best done with the use of either a handsaw or electric saw.

When using handsaws, it’s absolutely crucial that you lay down lubricant oil across the blade both at the start and whilst you are cutting. The reason we suggest taking these measures is to avoid the bitumen from sticking onto the main component.  

Anyone using power saws instead will need to think about the type of protective clothing that may be required. It’s also important to constantly refer to the manufacturers guide to ensure you are always using the equipment safely.

Any corrugation can be easily cut away with the use of specialist roofer knives. Any sheets will then be able to fold along each of the score lines in order to keep all the cut sections completely separated.

Step Two

No matter what structure you have in place, you will find that the right Onduline fixing will always be available. Both options for nails and screws will come with a water-proof cap that adopts colouring of your choice. Further fixings may be required for certain pitched roofs.

We would always recommend commencing the fitting at the opposite end of the roof that faces on-coming wind. You will then need to start alternating all the curses for sheets with half sheets in order to formulate a sheet layout which is broken bond.

Any standard fixings should be done with plastic capped nails. These need to be attached at each of the main fixing points which will always be specific to the type of pitched roof you are working with. These sheets are then hammered through into the main structure.

Step Three

After you have fixed down all the roof sheets, you can now turn your attention to any of the finishing touches needed to complete the overall look. The main areas of focus should be whether everything is watertight and looking clean.

Other than the eaves tray which should always be placed before any roof sheets or fixings, you can work on installing additional details once everything has been correctly put into place.

RJW Can Offer Assistance

It really doesn’t matter what style of roof you want to have installed, our team have the skills to get any of your projects over the line. Simply contact our team right now on 01279 260 121 for a free no obligations quote.

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