Pros & cons of metal roofing

July 21, 2015 - 3 min read

Are you sick of your old tiled roof? Want to get a more modern structure that will stand the test of time? There are a variety of choices you can make when it comes to putting a roof over your head, each with their own pros and cons. Choosing a metal roof is becoming an […]

Are you sick of your old tiled roof? Want to get a more modern structure that will stand the test of time? There are a variety of choices you can make when it comes to putting a roof over your head, each with their own pros and cons. Choosing a metal roof is becoming an increasingly popular decision for new homeowners and renovators but why is that? We’ve done our research and found out exactly what makes metal roofing such a great idea, as well as a few downsides you need to take into account.


Pros

Life expectancy

The lifespan of your metal roof will vary depending on the brand used and the weather conditions in your area. Generally, you can expect them to last from 30 to 70 years—often the paint will be the first thing to fade or chip. There are a number of warranties available depending on the supplier and installer of your metal roofing, so be sure to check before laying your money down!

Weight

Compared to concrete tile roofing, metal roofing is extremely lightweight. If you’re thinking about building a house with a metal roof, you can downsize the amount roof support you’ll need—talk to your local builder for more information!

Durability

In Australia we can be faced with some extreme weather conditions. Unlike other roofing materials, metal can cop extreme weather conditions during both winter and summer—over an extended period of time—without cracking and corroding.

Economical

Metal roofs reflect solar radiant heat, reducing costs to cool your home and they are also 100% recyclable. So you can look after the environment while putting a roof over your head!


Cons

Installation Cost

When it comes to metal roofing you pay for what you get. The cost of materials and labour are more expensive than other types of roofs. However, because of its long-term durability and low maintenance cost you can save money in the long run.

Noise

Whether it’s torrential rain banging on your roof or the sound of it expanding and contracting in the morning, it’s no secret that metal roofing is noisy. You can try adding sound-proofing insulation to stop the drumming affect, but there’s no guarantees it will work effectively.

Modifications

If you’ve suffered damage to your roof from hail or other unforeseen circumstances, it’s more difficult to replace a damaged roof sheet than it would be to replace an individual concrete tile. Also, if you want to renovate in 10 to 20 years, it can be difficult to match the materials.


Want your own metal roof?

Finding the right tradies for the job is vital if your want your roof done right. Luckily, we’ve found a couple of the best roofing construction experts in Sunshine Coast and Townsville that will be happy to help.

Sunshine Coast

Stormguard Roofing

Beautiful roofs every time, Stormguard Roofing - Sunshine Coast
Beautiful roofs every time, Stormguard Roofing – Sunshine Coast

With a 10-year warranty on all their services, you can count on Stormguard Roofing if you want your roofing job done efficiently and affordably. Whether you want your asbestos roof removed for safety reasons or you’re after a more durable metal roof for your home, the team at Stormguard Roofing can do it all! Using only the best materials from brands like Lysaght, BlueScope and Colorbond, you can be rest assured your roofing job will last the test of time.
Servicing: All areas of the Sunshine Coast


Townsville

Guucci Roofing

Example of a re-roof, Guucci Roofing - Townsville
Example of a re-roof, Guucci Roofing – Townsville

Do you want to improve the appearance and security of your roof? Have the team at Guucci Roofing look after all roofing needs. From installation of fascia, guttering, battens, flashing and downpipes to roofing repairs and construction, have these experienced Townsville roofing specialist gives you the finish you want. With competitive rates and a friendly service, call Guucci Roofing for a no-obligation free quote today!
Servicing: Mackay to Cairns, as well as Mount Isa

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WHAT’S YOUR STORY?

Have you recently had a metal roof installed on your home? Share your experience in the comments below!