Klip-Lok roof installations often occur on awnings or extensions but are also used on commercial and architecturally designed buildings.
There is a unique method for this installation but once the gutters are clean, the process is completed in the following order.
1) Your chosen mesh product will be rolled out over the top of the guttering. The material is secured to the gutters outside edge by installing a Colorbond© flashing with class 4 self-drilling screws every 250mm. The mesh colour is determined by the colour of the roof sheeting while the flashings and screws are colour matched with the guttering.
2) Now that one edge of the mesh is secured to the guttering, the other edge needs to be prepared for installation to the roof. Because the product is screwed directly into the roof sheeting, we must ensure that the mesh is trimmed back (made narrower) to guarantee that any screws used can only pierce the part of the roof which overhangs the guttering. Then U-shaped sections need to be cut around each of the ribs so that the mesh can sit down flat in between them. A tab is also created to help protect the open end of the sheeting.
3) Colorbond© angles are cut to size to fit neatly between the ribs and screwed down over the edge of the mesh. This ensures the mesh sits flat against the roof sheeting and no leaves or pests can get underneath.
4) On Klip-Lok roof valleys the product extends from one side of the valley to the other and is secured to the roof sheeting using the same method outlined above but duplicated for both sides of the valley. Protecting the valley gutters is very important and often a source of internal flooding when left unprotected.
5) The final step in the installation process is securing the mesh at the hips and gables. For metal roofs silicone is not required as the mesh is screwed to the existing capping and flashings. This method ensures that all areas that leaves or pests can enter the guttering have been addressed and protected.