The texture and colour of your roof dramatically influence how your home looks — the cladding covers a large area and is highly visible. Your home's energy efficiency also depends on its qualities. Thus, when considering your roof's integrity and condition, you'll need to weigh up your decisions carefully. Here are several reasons to undergo a metal roof replacement for your home.
Improve Your Home's Appearance
Broken, faded, rusty or mould-covered tiles or metal gives a home a dilapidated, un-cared for appearance. You can overturn this impression by replacing these worn-out materials with fresh corrugated metal sheeting. After the replacement, the entire facade will be uplifted, and your home will give a smarter impression overall.
Metal Offers Numerous Colour And Shape Options
You'll have the benefit of the many design options that come with metal roofing — allowing you to match it to the siding, pavement and other landscape elements. The sheeting is available in multiple attractive profiles from traditional orb shapes to angular styles. Whether your home is a traditional weatherboard-cottage style or a sleek contemporary design, there will be a profile that suits. Additionally, you'll have a choice of muted hues like grey-blue, earthy red, green and white that will match any colour palette. A bonus of metal is that it creates a smooth look with its large sheets, rather than the busy, detailed look of tiles. However, metal roofing is also available in tiles if you'd prefer that look.
Create A More Energy-Efficient Home
Holes and gaps in a roof will make your home less energy efficient. As warm air rises during winter, your heater will be working overtime to counteract the effect of warm air leaking out the roof. After a new sound roof replacement, the warmth will remain inside, and you'll save on heating bills.
Metal roofing can be made more efficient still with a reflective coating that deflects solar radiation away from your home, keeping it cooler during the summer months. As metal doesn't absorb heat, it allows your home to cool down during the night freely. You can also lay insulation underneath the cladding so your home can better regulate itself, reducing energy costs in all seasons.
Protect Your Home's Structural Integrity
Replacing your roofing with metal will help your home to maintain its structural integrity. Metal is relatively lightweight, more so than terracotta and concrete. A lighter roof puts less stress on walls and other supporting elements which need to carry its weight. Thus, metal roofing is particularly ideal for large and old buildings.
To learn more, contact a metal roof replacement service in your area today.Share
25 June 2020
Hey! Welcome to my blog. My name is Walter and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. Last year, I woke up in a state of shock. The roof of my home had collapsed. I walked out into what use to be my living room only to discover a complete disaster zone. There were bits of slate and wood everywhere. Thankfully, no one in my family was injured. I called in a local roofing company and I worked with them to replace the roof. I learnt a lot about roofing during that week so I decided to start a new blog.