Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Metal Roof Installation

When it comes to the appearance of your house or property, particularly its roof, making decisions is not easy. The material that you select for your roofing is not a decision that should be taken lightly. It is a large expense, and a metal roof will last a long time. So, you want to be certain that metal roofing is the right choice for you.

To help you along in the decision making process, we’ve come up with five key things to consider if you’re thinking about a metal roof installation.

1. Cost

Metal roofing can sometimes be marginally more expensive than some other types of roofing material. But, that age-old saying is spot on in this instance: you really do get what you pay for. Metal roofs last longer than any other type of roofing material, and there is much less ongoing maintenance required.

Not only that, a metal roof installation can add considerable value to your home. So, if you decide to sell, you should be able to fetch a higher purchase price, particularly when compared to some of the older, more dated roofing materials available.

2. Appearance

If you’re thinking about installing a metal or Colorbond roof on your property, then you need to consider how the completed job will look. Will a metal roof complement the rest of your property? If you’re using tinted Colorbond sheeting, what colour should you opt for? Or, will you choose a Zincalume, stainless-steel looking finish?

When considering the appearance of your property, don’t forget to think about your neighbouring properties as well. Will your new roof style and colour match or complement that of your neighbours?

3. Roof Maintenance

If you decide on a Colorbond roof installation, you’ll find that virtually no roof maintenance is required. The colour is literally bonded to the metal, which means that touch-up painting is not required as often as other metal roofing materials. In fact, with its baked on finish, Colorbond resists peeling, chipping, and cracking. While you’ll see a deepening of the colour of stainless steel and copper roofs, these types of metal roofs can be pretty left to their own devices for years on end.

4. Protection

A metal roof offers exceptional levels of protection against the elements. A metal or Colorbond roof will not burn, and does not support combustion, so it is the perfect material to protect you and your family from fires. Not only that, metal roofs have been shown to be the best performing roofing material in windy conditions.

In the US, metals roofs have been shown to stay put even when pelted by hurricanes and tornadoes. And, of course, metal does not absorb water (so there is no danger of rotting, sagging, bulging wood) and most metal roofs can even survive a heavy hailstorm.

5. Environmental Benefits

Metal roofs are considered a ‘cool’ roofing material within the building industry, making them one of the most energy efficient roofing solutions on the market. In fact, metal roofs are so energy efficient that they can save homeowners anywhere up to 40% on their total energy expenditure. This can be increased even further if you used insulation underlay combined with special reflective coatings that are able to deflect solar radiation. All these energy saving can even help to offset the cost of your brand new roof.

As you can see, there are some definite advantages to installing metal roofing on your property. Metal roofs are extremely durable, require little to no maintenance, can drastically improve the appearance of your home, and are extremely environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Regardless of the benefits of metal roofing, there are a number of factors you should consider before deciding upon your roofing material, metal included.

For more information on the advantages of Colorbond roofs, contact the Melbourne roofing contractors at ACR Roofing today.

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