Last week saw our main roof go on in all it’s glory:
We have gone against the trend and chosen a light coloured roof – Colorbond ‘Paperbark’. Most new builds have very dark roofs but we wanted a lighter roof to help combat heat absorption. The two storey we currently rent is stifling upstairs in the Summer and we are hoping that a paler roof and two whirlybirds will help reduce the heat build up and keep us cooler.
Interestingly I had all my Caesarstone samples laid out in front of the window on a sunny day and you could really feel the temperature difference between the pale ‘Osprey’ and the black ‘Night Sky’.
The order of play was fascia and guttering put up first followed by sarking then the Colorbond followed by the eaves.
The sarking, a reflective foil laminate, is important as it helps prevent condensation from rusting the roof and rotting the timbers. We also require sarking as we have a bushfire rating of 12.5 and sarking protects against ember attack. It looks like Wisdom have used a foil-backed roofing blanket which incorporates a layer of rockwool insulation.
This helps both deaden the noise and gives a bit more thermal insulation. The ceilings also have R3.5 ceiling insulation but I imagine the cats will still freak out during the first hail storm 🙂
The alfresco roof and garage roof will be put on once the bricks have been acid washed and the scaffolding removed.