Why metal roofing is the better option when updating your roof

There are a number of reason why you may wish to update your roof. You have asbestos, the tiles need repainting, there are to many leaks to warrant being fixed, you want a new look for your home or unfortunately you received storm damage due to mother nature. When choosing your new roof, then metal/steel roofing is a great option. Here are some reasons why:

Colorbond steel roofing is lightweight.
The average sized concrete tiled roof weights approximately 12 tonnes when dry. Even more when it is wet! Now compare that to an average sized Colorbond steel roof or a zincalume steel roof – approximately 1 tonne. The lighter weight of a Colorbond steel roof also means less weight and therefore less strain on the walls and foundations too. Thus there is less potential for cracking walls.

Colorbond steel roofing has great thermal performance.
Colorbond steel roofs have what we call the R-Rated Advantage. Colorbond steel roofing when insulated as per the recommendations of the Insulation Council of Australia and New Zealand can achieve a greater R-value performance than tiles. Colorbond steel roofing doesn’t store the heat like terracotta tiles. When the sun goes down, so does the temperature of your Colorbond steel roof. It will cool down quicker resulting in you home being more comfortable sooner and a reduction in energy usage costs.

Colorbond steel roofing is low maintenance.
If you have a Colorbond steel roof you will have very little maintenance to do. Rainwater falling on the roof will generally “wash” the steel roof helping to maintain its good looks. Compare that to the maintenance required for tiled roofs where rebedding and pointing is needed from time to time and the additional maintenance required when tiles crack or break as they become brittle. A Colorbond steel roof is strong, secure, energy smart and delivers outstanding, long life performance.

Colorbond steel roofing is non-combustible.
Colorbond steel is known to have a high tolerance to heat and flames. It is defined as “non-combustible” within the requirements of the Building Code of Australia as well as numerous local councils and fire authorities.

Colorbond steel roofing offers great security.
Colorbond steel roofing is fixed at every batten, giving you additional security against unwanted entry. Colorbond steel roofing outperforms tiles in severe hailstorms also, and given the environment we live in this is of utmost importance. The roof may dent but it won’t crack.