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5 Reasons Why There Is No Substitute for The Unique Metal Roofs

by Frank Lynch

There is simply no substitute for metal roofs. Other than adding a striking major design element, metal reigns in maintenance and energy efficiency. Also, unlike other roofing materials, a metal roof will practically last you a lifetime. Here's a closer look at why a roof made from metal makes perfect sense.


Colorbond, a type of metal roofing, is one of the most advanced building materials present today. Metal roofing is highly resistant to elements. It can withstand intense winds, is termite resistant and also fire resistant.

A metal roof is also resistant to cracking, peeling, chipping and is also corrosion resistant. Also, due to the lightness of metal, there is almost no structural weight strain during installation, contrary to other materials such as tiles that carry far more weight.

Design flexibility

Sure, endurance is certainly a feature that emphasises the quality of a roofing material. But you still want a roofing material that will enhance the appeal of your home. Fortunately, metal works wonders with home exteriors. Whether you're using colourbond steel, aluminium or copper, metal roofing gleams with ingenuity.

Also, due to the number of options surrounding metal roofing supplies, you can easily customise your roof based on the style, durability, colour, and price that you are looking to obtain.

Metal roofing is also available in options designed to imitate traditional roof covering such as shingles, tiles, and shakes, which offers you a variety of ways to achieve a style you want for your home.

Energy Smart

Metal is a highly thermally efficient material because it reflects the hot Australian sunlight and can cut back on cooling costs immensely.

Metal also cools down quicker compared to tiles at night, especially when installed in lighter colours.

Environmentally friendly

Metal is one of the most re-used material out there. It also earns major points based on the fact that metal roofing is a 100% recyclable. Metal roofing also lends itself well to rainwater harvesting. Also, less filtering of rainwater is required from a metal roof due to its smooth, clean surface.

Collection of natural water can be very beneficial to your home, garden or animals all while cutting on your water bill.

Long lasting with little maintenance needed  

Another attribute of metal roofing is that it's practically maintenance free. For example, in colourbond roofing, the colour is bonded to the metal, hence no painting or re-painting required over time.

Overall, metal roofing holds many advantages over other types of traditional roofs. If you're looking into a metal roof, make sure you consult with your construction contractor to discuss your options.


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Choosing the Right Material For a Construction Project

If you are planning to start a new construction project, you may be wondering about the best type of materials to use. About 6 months ago, I decided to carry out an extensive renovation of my home. This would involve demolishing one wall, extending the kitchen and the construction of a new patio area. I really wasn't sure which materials would be best. I consulted with a contractor and he explained the pros and cons of each material. In the end, I opted for wood and steel. I am really pleased with the end results. I hope this blog helps you to plan your construction project.