ACT Now Roofing Canberra

Metal Roofing Canberra

Whether you are building a new home, or restoring or replacing an existing roof, one of the decisions you must make is what will the roofing material be made from.

In Australia, two of the most popular roofing materials is tiles (often Terracotta or Concrete) and metal (Colorbond, galvanised steel, zincalume and aluminium to name a few).
 
Metal roofs have been around for a long time. They have stood up against the varied and harsh conditions that the Australian climate can throw at them and have become the most popular choice for Australian residential homes and commercial buildings like offices, schools and shops.

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At ACT Now Roofing Canberra, we have experience working with all types of roofing material, whether metal, tile, asphalt shingles or more.

If you are unsure of which type of roofing material is best for your home, talk to us and we will advise you.

​Everyone is different, and the requirements that you have for your home’s roof may be different to someone else’s, so if you are unsure, please talk to us.

Our expert roofing contractors are waiting for your call.

Metal roofs have become particularly popular in Australia, and it is not hard to see why:

  1. Metal roofs are very strong for their weight, and that means they are very durable. Pit a metal roof against the extremes of ran, wind and hail, and the metal roof will come out the victor.
  2. They are fire resistant. Floating embers landing on the roof will not cause any concerns.
  3. Being made of metal, they are naturally resistant to termites.
  4. The general maintenance and repair upkeep for metal roofs is far less than for other roofing material types. These types of roofs are highly resistant to corrosion and do not rot.
  5. You do not need to spend money on painting your roof to protect it from the elements. Metal roofs are far more resilient to the forces of nature than other types of roofing materials.
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But what about cost? How does the cost of metal roofing stack up against tiles, for example.
 
Would it surprise you if you hear us say that the metal roofing material is actually more expensive than tiles? It is true, however, due to the greater size of the metal sheets and its relative lightness (more than 5 times lighter than normal tile for the same area, and more than 6 times lighter than concrete tile), it takes far less time for roof installers to install it.

Add to that the fact that the lesser weight of the roofing material means less need for as many supporting structures, and the savings in cost of installation far outweighs the more expensive roofing material.

However, that might be true for larger roofing jobs, but what about small extensions? What about roof restorations where the underlying support structure of the roof remains. It’s true, that while some of the installation cost advantages mentioned previously no longer applies, and the initial cost of putting up a metal roof may be more expensive than a tiled roof, just remember to keep one thing in mind.
 
Metal roofs are made to last; they do not need much maintenance, they do not rot, they do not need painting. While tiled roofs are more prone to requiring maintenance, more prone to damage. In the long run, metal roofs for even smaller projects or roof restorations will probably still be the cheaper option.
 
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    But what about cost? How does the cost of metal roofing stack up against tiles, for example.
     
    Would it surprise you if you hear us say that the metal roofing material is actually more expensive than tiles? It is true, however, due to the greater size of the metal sheets and its relative lightness (more than 5 times lighter than normal tile for the same area, and more than 6 times lighter than concrete tile), it takes far less time for roof installers to install it.

    Add to that the fact that the lesser weight of the roofing material means less need for as many supporting structures, and the savings in cost of installation far outweighs the more expensive roofing material.