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Klip-Lok Installation Best Practices

Klip-Lok Roofing Profile

Klip-Lok roofing systems stand out for their innovative design, durability, and sleek appearance that marries the strength of metal roofing with the elegance of modern design. It is are part of the Colorbond range and very popular.

Klip-Lok roofs, are known for their unique clip-fixed system and unparalleled watertightness.
They are best suited for low-pitched roofs in both residential and commercial settings
and are particularly advantageous for applications requiring low-pitched roofs or seeking a modern, sleek aesthetic without visible screws.
The design of Klip-Lok sheets, with its concealed clips for fastening to roof battens, makes them ideal for both commercial and residential roofing projects that demand a low pitch.
It is suitable for pitches as low as 1 degree, offering a clean and streamlined look​​​ and ensure that it minimizes issues that flat roofs face with water pooling.

Technical Considerations Of Klip-Lok Roofing

Klip-Lok roofs, recognized for their profile and concealed fixings, offer a sleek, seamless aesthetic ideal for modern architectural designs. This roofing solution is particularly suited for low-pitched roofs, where traditional metal sheets may not perform as well.
The unique clip system of Klip-Lok roofing not only enhances the roof’s visual appeal by hiding screws but also significantly improves its watertightness, reducing the risk of leaks compared to traditional screw-fix roofing systems​​​​.

AWS Roofing are experienced with Klip-Lok, and we see damage done to this roofing profile by less experienced roofing teams or trades that have accessed the roof.
It does require expertise to when working with this profile.
Penetrations such as whirly birds or solar panel brackets, need to be carefully planned to avoid water pooling and creating roof leaks by installing only through the ribs and not the pans of the roofing sheets.
Klip-Lok panels are lightweight and during an installation or roof repair work, care must be taken that foot traffic management does not damage the lightweight, soft metal sheets that could lead to bowing, stretching, and subsequent pooling of water​​.

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Klip-Lok And Commercial Roofing

Klip-Lok is often used for large industrial buildings, warehouses due to its durability, long-lasting performance, and ease of installation. The concealed clips not only provide a seamless finish but also significantly enhance the speed and simplicity of the installation process compared to traditional roofing systems.

The versatility of the sheets, available in different thicknesses like the .48 BMT (Base Metal Thickness) COLORBOND® steel, offers improved strength and durability, making it a robust option for a wide range of roofing needs​​​.
The panels are designed to withstand harsh weather conditions, but additional measures may be necessary in areas prone to high winds or for roofs with pitches less than 1 degree to prevent water ingress.

Striking Architectural Design

Many architectural designs calls for a flat or nearly flat roofline and Klip-Lok is the perfect solution without compromising on weather tightness and durability. It is a versatile choice for both aesthetic and functional roofing requirements and is available in the full Colorbond colour range – See the colours here

Klip-Lok gives a beautiful looking and watertight roofing solution.
The installation and maintenance of the roof does require a level of expertise provided by seasoned roofers like AWS Roofing.
Klip-Lok roofs do require additional knowledge in the installation to maximise its lifespan and performance, and avoiding the issues that can arise from improper installation.

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Experienced Roofing Installations

AWS Roofing brings over two decades of expertise in metal roofing, offering comprehensive services from replacement of existing roofs to the installation of new roofs across a variety of building types, including residential and commercial projects.
Their skilled team ensures that every Klip-Lok roof is installed to the highest standards, using appropriate materials and techniques to address the unique challenges posed by this roofing system.
AWS Roofing’s commitment to quality and durability in metal roofing installations makes them a preferred choice for projects requiring the precision and care Klip-Lok roofs demand​.
Get in touch with us today and we can help you with your roof installation.

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