Durable and Dynamic, but No Drums Please: All About Metal Roofing

If a country's weather was like a person's personality, Australia would be a bit of a drama queen. Sure, most of the time everything is calm and sunny—reassuringly predictable. But occasionally there are dramatic outbursts that leave you wondering what the heck just happened. Australian weather is famed for its dramatic outbursts, whether it's intensive bursts of rain that leads to flash flooding, searing heat that can regrettably encourage bushfires, and even cyclones the further north you go. At the end of the day, it's really just your roof that protects you, your family and your possessions from this dramatic weather, and it's important to make sure that your roof is up to the task. If you're building a new home, or are considering a new roof for your existing property, you need to know just how sensational steel can be.

The Question of Colour

A steel roof doesn't have to mean that your home will look like a shed or factory, although some modern home designs can truly be accentuated by roofing that is obviously metallic. Steel roofing is available in practically any colour you can imagine, and opting for a different colour roof on an older home can make the whole house look new. Try to stay away from darker colours, since while they're visually striking, they can also absorb heat. If you have your heart set on a darker roof, you might want to think about installing a whirly bird style of extractor, which will expel warm air from your ceiling cavity.

A Decade of Durability

Colorbond roofing contractors have advantages over contractors who use other types of metal, and this is largely due to the durability of the material. You can essentially forget about your roof for a decade, since it will only need to be refinished every ten years or so. It's especially good for Australian weather conditions, since Colorbond roofing contractors can lay the roof to ensure that water will drain even with roofs with a particularly low pitch (or angle).

Drums and Nightclubs

The one downside to steel roofing is that fact that you'll probably need to consider acoustic insulation. This is a type of insulation that is installed directly beneath the steel roof and effectively dampens the noise of rainfall. It's an added expense, but when you consider the longevity of steel roofing, it's a worthwhile one. Without it, rain can sound like a giant is playing a drum on your roof - and possums playing might sound like some sort of rooftop nightclub.

A tiled roof is not without its charms, and yet when you add up the cost and longevity of metal roofing, you'll wonder why you didn't install it years ago. For more information, contact Hindmarsh Roofing