Metal Roofing – the Latest Australian Roofing Trend
The Sydney roofing market has been dominated by a trend that is fast sweeping across the whole country; metal roofing. Metal roofing has been gaining immense popularity over the last several years for both practical and aesthetic reasons, resulting in a huge percentage of new roofs being constructed out of metal roof sheeting. This new shift towards the use of aluminium, steel and tin roofing has occurred due to a number of factors that we would like to discuss.
Perfect for the Harsh Australian Climate
Australia's environmental and geographical diversity is what truly makes our country so special. In every corner of our country, there is a new world with distinctive characteristics and character. The lush rainforests of Far North Queensland, the sprawling metropolis of Melbourne, the harsh deserts of Central Australia; we truly have it all.
It is for this reason that Australian homes and businesses require roofing materials that can stand up against a diverse range of weather conditions. Metal roofing is the perfect solution to any and all of the challenging weather conditions that properties face throughout Australia, providing a safe, comfortable home all year round. Their weather resistant properties have led to a surge in popularity for all areas of the country.
Living in a hot, climate susceptible to bushfires? No problem at all; steel roofing is non-combustible and, therefore, fire resistant. Are you sick of those cold winter nights in the country? Simply install aluminium roofing for its heat conducting properties. Worried about hurricane level winds? Metal roofing will keep you safe with uplift ratings generally ranging between 180 – 260 km/h. Metal roofing sheets are also superior when it comes to protecting your dwelling from rain, hail or snow thanks to their moisture-shedding systems.
Unlike other traditional roofing sources, metal sheeting is an extremely lightweight material. This sleight yet sturdy material has proven to be a hit thanks to how easy it is to transport and install. For example, most varieties of sheeting are approximately one eighth of the weight of traditional concrete tiling used for roofing. This makes roof installation a breeze for contractors, saving you time and money. In most cases, you can even install steel sheeting directly over your old roofing instead of completely dismantling your old roof.
Get That Industrial Look
Metal sheeting also provides aesthetic benefits for your home if used appropriately. Using roofing sheets throughout your home for different applications can transform bland living spaces into ultra-modern chic areas. This new and innovative usage of metal roofing is sure to increase the value of your home in no time at all.
In need of a new roof or extensive roofing repairs in Sydney? Contact Ideal Roofing to discuss your available options and to learn more about the finer points of metal roofing.