Benefits of Metal Roofing for Your Home


Roofing not only protects your home from the elements, but it influences the appearance of the facade. That's why you need to consider your options from all angles when picking a material. To help you reach a decision, consider the following benefits of metal roofs.


The heaviness of roof cladding is probably not what springs to mind when you think about the possibilities. But covering such a large expanse, roofs can get heavy. Some buildings can only take so much weight before they begin to stress and buckle, and that's what makes lightweight metal such an excellent choice. It can help to relieve stress on old buildings and large ones with a vast area to cover. 

Some roofs are tricky to spread tiles over. For instance, steeply pitched ones and flat or geometric-shaped roofs are two examples. Sometimes when constructing a roof with heavy tiles, the underlying framework of supporting beams will need reinforcing, as will some of the supporting walls. With metal, however, you'll typically not have to worry about such issues. 

Quick to Install

Another benefit of a metal roof is the quick and easy installation process that's involved. Smaller, heavier tiles can require reinforcement of the rafters and battens that they attach to, which increases the construction work. Additionally, roofers can cover your home more quickly with larger metal sheets than they can with many small tiles. Lighter materials are also easier to transport and load and unload.

Durable and Low Maintenance

Roofing faces the heavens and protects your home from the rain, hail, sun, and wind, not to mention corrosive atmospheres. Thus, it needs to be resilient to withstand this assault without requiring constant maintenance. Steel roofs are tough, being covered in layers of zinc, aluminium, and baked-on paint. With sophisticated films covering all points, the inner steel is protected from air and moisture that can cause rust. Plus, steel is a sturdy metal and able to deal with a typical hail storm. 


You'll be able to make your facade more attractive with a contoured metal sheeting in various nature-inspired hues such as slate-blue, grey-green, charcoal, and black. Rather than being basic primary colours, the tones are subtle and muted blends allowing it to harmonise with the natural landscape. Steel gives your roof a sleek look also because of the clean lines. On the other hand, tiles create a busy, layered look. A roofing manufacturer will offer a range of different corrugation profiles from the classic orb wave to angular ridge shapes to suit varied buildings and architectural styles.

For more information, reach out to a roofing manufacturer


18 November 2020

Replacing Roofing: A Blog

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.