Metal roofing is an increasingly popular choice for a number of reasons. Among people considering metal roofing, Brisbane often homeowners cite its high percentage of recycled material, ease of installation (often completed in just three to five days), energy efficiency (due to metal’s ability to reflect rather than absorb heat), style versatility, and long lifespan if property cared for. Another advantage is that metal “tiles” or panels can be installed on top of existing roofing materials for a less-labour intensive (and lower cost) means of re-roofing. It is also flame-retardant, providing an added measure of safety.
One disadvantage is its high heat conductivity, which requires proper grounding and insulation to protect against lightning. Special maintenance is also required to prevent against corrosion, although the application of steel-base, corrosion-resistant products such as COLORBOND® Steel and Zincalume® virtually eliminates this concern.
Choosing Metal Roofing
Corrugated galvanized steel, which can last 60 years or more, is by far the most popular choice. It comes in large sheets or panels or made into tiles, and can be produced to create unique appearances depending on the corrugation or profile.
Other options include copper, which is corrosion resistant, durable, and most of all, distinctive in appearance. Still another is aluminum, which counts among its advantages a high level of natural reflectivity and emissivity, which can improve a home’s energy efficiency. However, it is also relatively expensive compared to steel products.
If you are interested in installing a new metal roof—including installing metal roofing over an existing roof—or need repair work or other maintenance performed on the roof you have, we have the knowledge to help you make an informed decision about materials, coatings, style and even colour. Please call us today to begin discussing your many options in this versatile roofing style.