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Popular Roofing Materials in Brisbane

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When you drive around Brisbane you’ll often seen a couple of different roofing options. While roofing styles in Brisbane may vary, the roofing material often falls into one of four categories:

  • Colorbond
  • Stainless Steel
  • Terracotta Roof Tiles
  • Concrete Roof Tiles

Each of these roofing materials have their own benefits which we look at below.

Colorbond Roofing

Colorbond roofing is used in many homes across Brisbane, and is often the material of choice for homeowners looking to replace their roof. Colorbond has plenty of benefits including being available in a range of colours and being flexible enough to use with a range of roofing style. It is often used for more contemporary homes, however is starting to become used more in our beachside and coastal suburbs. If well maintained, this zinc alum roofing material can last for decades (and it doesn’t actually require a lot of maintenance!)

Stainless Steel Roofing

Often used for industrial buildings, stainless steel Colorbond can also be used for those homeowners looking for roofing that can withstand exposure to harsh environments. More expensive than standard Colorbond, stainless steel roofing is starting to be used in beachside homes due to its ability to stand up to the salt air for longer.

Terracotta Roof Tiles

These roof tiles are quite popular across Brisbane in older homes. They look great and provide well-insulated roofing surfaces suitable to most weather conditions. They are durable, however they are an expensive roofing option that many homeowners are turning away from.

Concrete Roof Tiles

Concrete tiles are flexible enough to be used to mimic other roofing styles including wooden shingles and stone. In the past they have been popular with people looking for certain styles. Unfortunately, concrete tiles are quite porous, requiring a lot of maintenance. The often fade quite quickly requiring regular repainting.

Are you thinking about replacing your terracotta or concrete tile roof due to the ongoing maintenance cost or simply because age requires them to be replaced? Zen Roofing can explain the benefits of Colorbond and metal roofing options for your home. Call us to book an inspection and quote. 

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