It’s official – metal roofing is in this year, and it’s not hard to see why. Metal roofing boasts incredible durability, corrosion resistance, solar heat reflection, a choice of designer colours and much more.
Before you go out and buy your metal roof there are still a few things to consider. Here’s how you ensure that your metal stands out from the competition.
1. Make Sure Your Roof Meets High Standards
As the first line of defence for your home, your roof is going to go through a lot. That’s why it’s important to only choose premium certified materials. Make sure your roofing material has been tried and tested in Australian conditions and adheres to Australian safety standards.
2. What Sort of Coating Are You Looking At?
A metal roof is only as good as its coating. From harsh sunlight to tropical storms, red dust to intense wind, the right metal roof will be able to withstand the worst of it without rusting or being damaged.
BlueScope Steel is by far the best material to use for metal roofing. Colorbond and Zincalume are two names you can trust to meet the relevant Australian Safety Standards. These brands are coated with BlueScope’s industry leading metallic coating, which uses Activate technology for optimal corrosion resistance.
Colorbond and Zincalume offer a multi-layer coating system that will enhance overall performance and will not chalk or fade for decades.
3. Choose the Right Valleys
Having and maintaining a good fascia and gutter system won’t mean much if your roof is made up of hidden valleys that trap water and debris. If you’re going to the trouble of a roof replacement, you should definitely be considering the best ways to make the most of your investment. Talk to your local provider about “self-cleaning” valleys that will allow any water or debris to channel water off the roof easily.
4. Ask About Warranties
Make sure you fully understand your warranties and where they are coming from. Your warranties should cover the workmanship of the installation, the product itself and the integrity of the raw materials that have gone into the product. The more comprehensive the warranty, the more likely it is that you are getting a good product that is installed well.
5. Does the Roof Match Your Style?
Safety and durability are of the utmost importance, but once you’ve been assured of those, it’s time to start thinking about the aesthetics.
You want your metal roof to match well with the rest of your home’s look. This is much easier to do if you choose Colorbond steel for your metal roofing. Colorbond comes in 22 designer colours that will match any home from contemporary to classic, and you can even mix and match with the fascia and gutters for an added look.