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Metal Roofs: Why Consider Them?

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While many people utilise tiling as their roofing material, home and commercial property owners should not overlook the advantages of metal roofing. There are certainly options when it comes to metal roofs such as Colorbond, zincalume, galvanised steel and aluminium types each with their own style, performance and aesthetic appearance. What is Colorbond exactly? You might be familiar with Colorbond as a sturdy fencing structure replacing concrete fences that tend to crack and suffer damage during ferocious storms but Colorbond roofing is a steel roofing option which is available various colours; it’s extremely popular as a metal roofing choice and you can complement your property roof and fencing with the same colour Colorbond. Zincalume roofing material is comprised of aluminium, zinc and silicon and acts as a truly durable metal roof option, increasingly popular among property owners. Galvanised steel roofing is a steel metal roof but galvanised is a process by which the steel is hot-dipped in molten zinc and it appears in a corrugated form. If you’re looking for lighter roofing material, aluminium is one metal roofing type that is lightweight, malleable and is often utilised in coastal areas. Unlike tiled roofing which can be expensive and chip and crack causing leaking issues, metal roofing is an optimal way to choose a durable and low-maintenance roof over your head.


The Benefits Of Metal Roofing

The advantages of metal roofs are extensive and there are many reasons to select a metal roof for your new home or commercial property. If correctly installed by a professional and qualified company such as Harley & Sons Roofing, then metal roofing can last a lifespan similar to that of a house. It can endure severe winds, be sealed against water leakage, is corrosion-resistant and is fire-resistant. Metal roofing materials often have a top-class fire rating but it is important to consider the materials beneath the metal sheeting. On the topic of heat, metal has the fantastic capability to reflect the sun’s heat and if metal roofing is laid upon a strong insulation material such as foam then this increases the insulation properties. If you minimise the heat absorption within the home, then this can potentially save you energy consumption through the use of air conditioning. When it comes to heavy showers of rain, metal roofing is relatively impervious so they make a wonderful choice to cater for the rainy season. Thanks to the quality and type of materials of metal roofs such as zinc, aluminium and galvanised coating, they are resistant to corrosion and fantastic to withstand harsh weather conditions. Another advantage to metal roofing is that it can prevent the potential of insect and termite infestation which is a load off for the owner as pest control can be costly and frustrating. The weight of metal roofing compared with tiling is significant; metal roofs are typically lightweight and this drives efficiency in engineering and building the roof infrastructure. Metal roofing offers a low maintenance option and the only real task ahead of you is to ensure you keep debris from the roof and gutters and keep trees adjacent to the roof or hand over the roof pruned back. The ease of installation reduces the cost and Harley & Sons Roofing can accomplish metal roof installation with ease and proficiency optimising your budget requirements.


Comparing The Benefits

When you are ready to consider the various types of metal roofing, it is wise to consider the various factors and attributes regarding each material type. For example, Colorbond offers a high degree of thermal insulation for efficiency and functionality throughout the seasons and is resistant to cracking, peeling and chipping and able to withstand the variety of Australian weather conditions.
Its aesthetically appealing attribute is one of its strongest points as well and there isa diverse range of colour options to suit any property particularly complementing guttering, fascia and fencing. You can transform your vision into a reality with the durability and look of Colorbond metal roofing; while it might be more expensive in the initial outlay, its performance makes it a strong cost-effective investment.
Zincalume steel roofing material is metallic-coated and is lightweight, resistant to termite infestation and fire-resistant. Withstanding weather elements of Australian standards, Zincalume is durable with a long lifespan and environmentally-friendly as a recyclable material.
Aesthetically-speaking, Zincalume might not offer the beauty of Colorbond but it does provide a natural metal look that can complement many properties. Considering aluminium for your metal roof? Aluminium are highly corrosion-resistant, protected against salt spray therefore often used in coastal areas and is truly lightweight and sturdy in strength. For metal roofing undertaken professionally and to expert workmanship standards, Harley & Sons Roofing can perform the installation that’s right for you!


Why should I consider installing a metal roof?

Metal roofs are known for their durability, longevity, and energy efficiency. They can last up to 50 years or more, require minimal maintenance, and can help lower your energy bills.

Are metal roofs noisy during rain or hailstorms?

Contrary to popular belief, modern metal roofing systems are designed with insulation layers that dampen sound. This means you won’t experience excessive noise during rain or hailstorms.

Can a metal roof be installed over my existing roof?

Yes, in many cases a metal roof can be installed directly over your existing roof. This eliminates the need for costly and time-consuming tear-offs, making the installation process quicker and more efficient.

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