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Profiled metal roofing buckling or twisting

  • Inadequate allowance for thermal movement at fixings – this occurs more commonly with dark coloured and aluminium roofs

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Surface pitting of profiled metal aluminium roofing

  • The environment is corrosive (near the coast or industrial areas)

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  • Surfaces (including the exposed underside of the roof at the eaves) are not effectively washed by rain. Rain washing tends to be less effective on roofs with less than 15 degrees slope.

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Rust on zinc/aluminium or aluminium/zinc alloy-coated steel roofing

  • Erosion of or scratching damage to the zinc/aluminium or aluminium/zinc alloy coating, exposing the steel

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  • Lack of rain washing. Rain washing tends to be less effective on roofs with less than 15 degrees slope

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Rust on alloy-coated pre-finished steel roofing

  • Paint failure and subsequent erosion of or scratching damage to the zinc/aluminium or aluminium/zinc alloy coating, exposing the steel

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  • Roofing material is in contact with or has run-off from cedar or redwood, or timber treated with a copper-based preservative treatment 

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Metal tile roofs – corrosion

  • Loss or breakdown of the stone chip coating or paint coating

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  • Air-borne salt accumulating under tiles, particularly where tiles are damaged 

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Roof glazing – aluminium frames pitting

Corroded metal roof flashings

  • Air-borne salt, dust or dirt accumulating under flashings

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  • The paint finish has deteriorated, exposing steel 

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