There are many types of roofing that you can choose for a home. If you’re considering metal roofing, you may have heard of the term ‘clip lock roofing’, or ‘Klip Lock’ used to describe a certain type of metal sheeting.
Clip lock roofing is a popular choice for many homeowners alongside materials like Colorbond and Zincalume. Clip lock refers to the ways that these roofing sheets are secured with concealed fasteners and fixed clips – this allows the sheets to be properly secured without being damaged or punctured.
As Sydney’s leading roofers, we know a thing or two about clip lock – read on to learn more about what it is, how it works, and where it is best utilised.
What is clip lock roofing and how does it work?
Clip lock roofing is a type of roof material designed for roof sheeting to be locked together by fixed clips from below. Compared to other types of roofing installations, clip lock roofing does not require puncturing the sheets with screws from above. This provides the smooth and modern look often desired when constructing a new roof or re-roofing an older building.
Clip lock roofs are great for flat roofs or roofs that have 1 degree incline. This is due to the horizontal model of the sheets and the tightness of each sheet.
What is clip lock roofing made of?
Clip lock roofing sheets are typically metal roofing sheets, specifically designed for flat roofs. The fixing clips themselves are made from steel, and are designed specifically for a variety of roofing sheets like Colorbond and Zincalume.
What’s the difference between clip lock and normal metal roofing?
Specifically designed for flat roofs, clip lock roofing is applicable for roofs between 0-1 degrees in incline. Unlike traditional metal roofing, clip lock roofing sheets are fixed with clips below, instead of screws from above.
Clip lock roofs are designed to provide a better water-tight seal, as the fixings are completely concealed and not exposed to the elements. Whereas traditional metal roofs have screws on the outside, which become corroded and weaker over time.
How to maintain your clip lock roof?
After you’ve got a professional like Vertec Roofing to install your clip lock roof, it’s essential to maintain the health of the roof. This includes:
1. Walking carefully
If you need to clean your roof from above, you may need to get up there. Many homeowners make the mistake of not treating the sheets with care. Clip lock roofs are sturdy and can endure a lot. However, walking roughly over the sheets can create holes and leaks in the roof over time.
2. Removing debris
As mentioned earlier, cleaning your roof every now and then is ideal, especially after a big storm. Debris is usually tree branches, leaves, and twigs. These are all these that can block the roof and gutters. By upkeeping a cleaning routine, this will lengthen the condition of your roof and help prevent flooding or leakages from your roof.
3. Professionally clean it
Vertec Roofing offers expert roof cleaning services for all types of roofing, including clip lock roofing. Roofing cleaning is much more effective when you’ve got a professional who knows exactly what they’re doing.
When hiring a professional, you don’t have to worry about if they’re not treading carefully on your roof or improperly using a ladder against the roof sheets. Cleaning roofs can also be a dangerous task for yourself and your roof.
Speak to a metal roofing expert
Whether you’re looking to install, repair, replace, clean, or get advice on clip lock roofing, we’re here to help. Vertec Roofing are Sydney’s leading roof repair experts, and service the entire greater metropolitan area as well as Canberra and the surrounding regions. To speak to a roofing professional today about the benefits and suitability of clip lock roofing, get in touch with our friendly team.