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Screws play a vital role in roofing construction in Australia. They are used to secure roofing materials, such as metal and polycarbonate sheets, to the structure of a roof. Roofing screws come in various shapes and sizes, thread pattens, and shaft lengths each designed for specific applications and materials. The type of screw used will depend on the type of roofing material being secured.

Material compatibility is very important – the wrong screw type for your cladding or roofing material can accelerate the corrosion process.

When installing roofing screws, it’s crucial to choose the right size and type to prevent leaks and ensure the roof’s structural integrity. It’s best to consult with a professional roofer or supplier to determine the appropriate screws for your roofing project. With the right screws in place, a well-installed roof can provide years of reliable protection against the Australian weather.

Ensure you are using the right screw by talking to our friendly staff at Roof Plumbers Warehouse and Building Supplies.

Roof Zips

Roof zips, also known as roofing screws, are the most popular roofing fastening solution used in Australia. These screws have a unique design with a sharp, pointed tip that allows them to penetrate the roofing material without the need for pre-drilling. The screw threads are specially designed to create a secure grip in the material, ensuring a tight and long-lasting connection between the roofing panels and the underlying structure.

Roof zips come in a variety of sizes, lengths and colours to suit different roofing applications. They are particularly popular in metal roofing installations, where they provide a secure, weather-tight connection that can withstand high winds and other extreme weather conditions.

Roof zips are easy to install, and their self-tapping design makes them a convenient choice for DIY roofing projects. They can be used to attach roofing panels to timber or metal structures, and their corrosion-resistant properties ensure that they will maintain their strength and durability over time.


Roof Plumbers Warehouse and Building supplies is not limited to just roofing screws. Other types of screws available include:

  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Brick work
  • And more


Cyclonic screws are a crucial component of roofing systems in Western Australia, where the threat of severe weather events is ever-present. These specialized screws are designed to withstand Category 5 Cyclone winds and rain, which can cause devastating damage to homes and businesses.

Unlike traditional roofing screws, cyclonic screws feature a unique design that includes a larger head and a deeper thread. This allows them to securely anchor roofing sheets to the structure of the building, even in the most extreme weather conditions. In addition, cyclonic screws are made from high-quality materials, which are highly resistant to corrosion and rust.

By using cyclonic screws in their roofing systems, Western Australians can have peace of mind knowing that their homes and businesses are well-protected against the elements. Whether it’s a tropical cyclone, severe thunderstorm, or heavy rainfall, cyclonic screws ensure that the roofing sheets stay firmly in place, preventing costly and dangerous damage to the building and its occupants.

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