The roof of a building makes up about 40 per cent of its external surface and is the most important part of the building’s defence against the elements. Because you rely on of your roof, it is important to know the difference between roof coating and roof repairs.

Roof sarking is an essential component of your roof. Sarking is a laminated aluminium foil layer that is installed under a roof before it is constructed. Sarking is mandatory with roof trusses wider than 600ctrs in Canberra and is always a good investment.

There are many benefits to installing roof sarking in your home:

  • It is flame retardant and suitable for use in buildings in bushfire prone areas to help lessen fire hazard by preventing the ingress of sparks into the roof space.
  • Sarking also reflects up to 95% of the radiant heat would otherwise enter your house through the roof. Keeping the elements out means you don’t have to use as much power keeping the house cool, slashing your power bill.
  • Sarking under tiled roofs provides an effective barrier or second skin against the ingress of wind driven rain, dust and debris entering the roof space, particularly if the roof tiles become cracked or damaged.

KW Jacobs installs high quality Fletcher roof sarking products. These products are used in domestic, commercial and industrial construction where fire resistance is an important criterion, They are manufactured in light, medium, heavy and extra heavy duty for use in a wide variety of different applications. All foils are grouped into duty classifications as per the Australian Standard AS/NZS 4200.1: 1994, Table 2.

Roof sarking must be installed in accordance with AS/NZS 4200.2:1994 Pliable Building Membranes and Underlay’s, Part 2 Installation Requirements. As a member of the Master Roof Tilers and Slaters Accociation of NSW Inc, the Master Builders’ Association of the ACT and the Housing Industry Association, you can trust KW Jacobs to install your roof sarking to the highest standards. Contact us now to find the right roof sarking for your Canberra home. Click here to view our supplier’s sarking data sheet.