During the last 20 years, a whole new genre of metal roofing materials has hit the roofing market. Now metal roofing is being recognised in Australia as the best option for roofing material available. When it comes to roofing, metal is better. Here’s why:
Why Metal Is Better
Longevity and Durability: One of the most obvious reasons why metal roofs are better is that they’ve been found to last between 40 and 70 years, depending on the material you choose to make your metal from. Traditional asphalt roofing lasts from only 10 to 20 years. Metal roofing is resilient and can withstand strong winds. You won’t have to worry about maintenance and upkeep if you go the metal roofing route.
Energy Advantages: A metal roof system is an energy efficient roofing type, because metal roofing reflects radiant heat from the sun, minimising midday heat gain. This means you save energy needed for air conditioning during the day. Though the material itself is low in insulation R-value, many systems utilise a dead-air space between the metal and roof deck to increase energy efficiency.
Weight: Metal roofing is a considerably lighter material to install. Compared with tile at 750 pounds per square (an area equal to 100 square feet) or concrete tile at 900 pounds per square, metal roofing is lightweight. Most varieties run from 50 to 150 pounds per square.
Storm Safe: While there are no materials that can 100% protect your home from a storm, metal roofing is one of the sturdiest roofing materials available. If your roof needs repair or has been previously damaged in a storm, its time to consider a metal roof replacement and place a more secure roof over your head.
Fire resistant: Metal roofs are noncombustible and given a Class A fire rating (the most resistant). You can rest assured knowing that metal roofing will not go up in flames in the event of a lightening strike.
Design Choices: There has always been a bit of an industry myth that metal roofing lacks design qualities. But not anymore! Metal roofing these days is a far cry from the tin ‘barn roof’ look. Brands such as Colorbond and Zincalume offer sleek metal sheeting. Wall cladding, metal battens, panel-style, shingle-style and metal deck roofing are just some of the design styles to choose from. Don’t forget the custom flashings either!
Mix and Match Colours: Not all metal roofs are the same. With 20 designer colours in the standard Colorbond metal roof paint range, you can choose a roof colour that sets the theme for your whole home, or complements existing choices. You can ‘mix and match’ colours with your fascia, guttering and downpipes too.
Advanced Metal Roofing Gold Coast
Is your roof looking tired? Been damaged in a storm? Shingles breaking? It’s time to choose metal. If you’re in the Gold Coast, Northern Rivers and Tweed Coast region, call the leading metal roof suppliers in Queensland at Ron Nickel Roofing today on 07 5688 7681 for an obligation-free quote.