Have you been debating whether you should make the switch to metal for your next roof?
Well, you’ve come to the right place.
Metal sheeting, cement and terracotta tiling are Australia’s most popular roofing materials – while they all come with their own advantages, this expert-written guide will show you why metal roofing has the upperhand in Queensland.
1. Metal is more durable than tile (ideal for Queensland’s harsh weather conditions)
Queensland weather can be relentless during the wet season. That’s why a well sealed roof with the lowest possible risk of leakage is crucial. Tiled roofs are prone to leaks which are often hard to find, putting you at high risk of water damage. Metal roofs on the other hand are well sealed and are at significantly lower risk of leaking when compared to tiles.
A metal roof in Queensland weather conditions can have a lifespan of up to 50 years with minimal maintenance, cutting out the cost and inconvenience of ongoing repairs that would occur with tiles.
2. Metal is UV reflective (keeping your house cool all year round)
Tiled roofs work great for cooler climates because they absorb UV rays to retain heat in a home. However, in warmer climates, having a roofing material that reflects UV rays – such as metal – is ideal to keep your house cool all year round.
This is perfect for the warmer Queensland climate, especially when you factor in what you can save on energy bills through reduced air conditioning use.
3. Metal roofs are very low maintenance
Roof maintenance is a big factor to take into consideration. Although regular maintenance is highly recommended for both metal and tiled roofs, the extent of maintenance for a tiled roof is much higher.
Close attention must be paid to tiled roofs during and immediately after harsh weather conditions to make sure that tiles haven’t sustained any damage. If you do find storm damage, you must repair it immediately otherwise small leaks can develop and cause larger issues like internal damage to your house.
In comparison, metal roofs need significantly less maintenance as they can survive intense weather conditions. Regular maintenance is still recommended to increase the longevity of your metal roof, however it is considerably less effort compared to tiled roofs.
4. Metal roofs are the environmentally friendly option
Homeowners are now choosing environmentally friendly and sustainable options when making changes and additions to their homes.
Did you know that Bluescope Steel uses between 40%-60% recycled metal when producing the roofing materials?
This substantially brings production costs down and reduces the impact to the environment.
5. Metal roofs look stunning!
Though tiles might be the ‘quintessential Australian look’, metal roofs actually increase the resale value of your property. Metal roofs come in a large variety of styles and colours, making it very easy to find an option that compliments your home.
6. Metal roofs are lightweight
Tiled roofs can weigh more than 10 times as much as metal roofs drastically reducing the strain on your home. Heavy tiled roofs can lead to many issues for your home down the track whereas a lightweight metal roof provides an excellent level of shelter and protection, without the extra stress.
7. Metal roofing can reduce your insurance premiums
A commonly overlooked benefit of metal roofing is that it can reduce your insurance premiums. The durability and low maintenance nature of metal roofs, mean that insurance companies may offer you a reduction in your insurance premiums.
Make sure you speak to your insurance broker or insurance company first to see how installing a metal roof can reduce your premiums. This can mean substantial long-term savings which will help pay back the initial investment
A metal roof is an investment you won’t regret.
When you factor in the increased durability, reduced maintenance and insurance costs, installing a metal roof is a no-brainer for Queenslanders. So get in touch with the team at A.M.J Metal Roofing today to make your new metal roof a reality.