Benefits of Metal Roofing
When it comes to roof installation in Australia, metal roofing is among the more popular options currently available. The reason for this has a lot to do with the Australian weather which can be quite extreme at times. As such, many local residents have to consider a roofing type that can serve them for many years.
Of course, other than durability, several other factors also have to be taken into account. The cost involved in any roof installation project is equally important. In Australia, however, the efficiency of the roofing material to absorb as little heat as possible often assumes greater significance. This concept is commonly known as thermal efficiency and normally applies to areas where dry spells are frequent.
In all of these aspects, metal roofing is the obvious solution. For starters, metal is one of the most durable roofing materials. When used as roofing materials, metals can be expected to last at least a whole generation. With proper maintenance, the life span of any metal roof could even extend to a century, making it a perfect choice for commercial and residential roofing.
Metal Roofing Maintenance
In terms of maintenance, metal-based roofs are not exactly difficult to keep in order. If your roof has been coated properly or if they carry anti-corrosion properties, there’s not much to do when it comes to maintaining these types of roofs. At most, roof examination should be made after a strong storm or high winds have passed through the area.
Extended dry periods can also cause some form or roof deterioration. When this is the case, inspection of the affected roof should also be made. In particular, it is best to look out for overhanging tree branches as these can shed off leaves at any time which could eventually cause roof problems. It’s important to keep your gutters free from obstructions such as leaves. This can clog up your drains causing water flow issues and also pose a fire risk. Ask us about leaf blocking metal gutter systems to save yourself the hassle.
In terms of pricing, metal roofing is also considered cost-effective. The initial expenses during the installation are generally manageable, but the savings are often experienced in the long run when the time comes for the roofing materials to be either repaired or replaced.
As for weather issues, many roofing options are presently manufactured to withstand the typical Australian weather. Still, metal-based roofs have long established a reputation for effectively cooling down even in the midst of the hottest summers. At the same time, they’re able to retain heat when needed, particularly when the harsh winter period sets in.
Metal roofing offers a number of benefits to many Australian homes that other roofing materials are unable to provide. Metal roofing can also be quite versatile since there are many different designs and colours (see colorbond’s range!) currently available on the market. This provides the interested homeowner a rather extensive choice from which they can create their dream home.
If you’re considering installing metal roofing on your property then give eRoof a call today on 02 4721 8006. We will be happy to provide you with an obligation free quote. We take jobs of all sizes, big and small so don’t hesitate to get a free quote today!