If you live in Brisbane or surrounding suburbs, you’re no doubt accustomed to seeing metal roofs. This roofing material has always been fairly popular in the area, but things have come a long way since the rusty corrugated iron or tin roof of a traditional Queenslander. What was once a matter of building with the cheapest and most weather resistant materials at the time has since transformed into one of the most sought after, stylish, and reliable roofing materials in the world. So what exactly are the benefits of metal roofs?
Here are just a few of the perks you can expect when you update your roof or choose to install metal roofing on a new build:
The metal roofs of today have a simple, minimalist appeal, so you may be forgiven for assuming that a more heavy-looking and complex structure like a tiled roof would provide more durability. However, this is not the case, especially when it comes to some of the extreme weather we face in the most tropical parts of Australia.
These weather conditions can lead to structural damage for tiled roofs in a number of ways. Hail stones or debris from high winds can cause an increase in broken tiles over time, meaning more costly repairs in the long run. In comparison, the lifespan of a modern high-quality metal roof can be many decades long, with minimal maintenance required. They also lack the gaps and nooks for plant life to grow, which makes them far more fire resistant than tiled roofs.
Energy efficient insulation is another factor that people may not consider when looking at metal roofing. Tiles often bring to mind a cosier household, but considering the cutting-edge technology behind today’s metal roofing insulation, this assumption might need to be put to rest.
These days, a good quality metal roof can help you to stay warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and reduce energy bills. With 55mm anticon blanket insulation, heat is deflected before it ever gets to your ceiling, and condensation is heavily reduced. This is one of the most cost-effective ways to conserve energy all year round.
Last but not least, one of the top factors that makes metal roofing so popular in Brisbane right now are the attractive range of design options. When it comes to styles and colours, the best metal roofing companies will be able to provide you with a range of design choices to suit any household.
And if you choose a roofing specialist who works with Colorbond, your options for customisation are through the roof! With 22 core colours available to mix and match, including 6 colours in a premium Matt finish, you can easily match your roof to your home’s style. This can even increase your property’s value by enhancing its curbside appeal.
But these aren’t the only perks of investing in metal roofing. If you’d like to learn more about what to expect when you install any type of metal roof, you’re in luck. There are friendly specialists just around the corner from you who can help you to choose the right roofing solutions today.
Zen Roofing have been working with metal roofs for over 15 years. During this time, they’ve mastered a range of services for all things metal roofing. From roof repairs and roof replacement to insulation, guttering and even responsible asbestos roof removal, Zen Roofing work with residential and commercial clients both small and large. If you need help with navigating local building regulations, a large scale roofing project, or anything in between, just call +617 3521 8520 for a free quote!