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?
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Give Your Home an Industrial Makeover with Metal Roofing
Roofing sheets can be used in a number of ways to help give your home a more industrial look and feel.Adding an industrial look to your home is all about combining unpredictable and gritty urban elements into your home and breaking away from the traditional housing mould. By strategically fitting and placing metal sheets inside and outside your property, you can bring a modern chic element into otherwise clean and classic home designs.
The team at Ideal Roofing has compiled a list of great tips on how to turn your seemingly innocuous roofing sheets into the lynchpin of your new industrial property.
UPCYCLE OLD FURNITURE
Upcycling is the practice of repurposing old, unused things around your home into new and exciting household items. A great way to add an industrial feel to any home is by upcycling old furniture by adding metal roof sheets for that chrome urban aesthetic that you’re going for. Taking a more traditional, upmarket piece and transforming it into steampunk-esque home décor using metal roofing will give your pad the fresh, industrial look that you’re after.
Using materials in your home for functions that they are not originally intended can add a new element to any space. For instance, use metal sheeting to create utensil holders in your kitchen or use them to craft a magnetic frame board that gives off industrial vibes.
CAREFULLY PLAN YOUR DESIGN
One of the keys to maintaining an industrial look is to carefully plan and design your home while still maintaining a sense of listlessness. Carefully curate your home by choosing the right location for your metal sheeting. Make sure that your additions are in a place that will be seen while still not making it too obvious to the naked eye. Ensure that it doesn’t look like a centrepiece, while still not seeming like an afterthought.
USE ROOFING SHEETS AS A CONTRAST
By using metal roofing as an accent against more traditional furniture and décor, your home will get a fresh shakeup that guests will adore. Take areas of your home that are on the posh side and add a roofing sheet to give them the slight tinge of grunge that you desire.
BENEFITS OF METAL ROOFING
USING METAL ROOFING SHEETS ON YOUR ROOF IS THE ULTIMATE STATEMENT OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN. AS WELL AS THIS, YOUR BRAND NEW ROOFING WILL BOAST A NUMBER OF GREAT BENEFITS.
Looking to add an industrial look to your Sydney home?
Contact the experts at Ideal Roofing today to discuss your home makeover.