When it comes to choosing a new roof for your home, you should consider your options carefully. Choosing the right materials for your new roof is important. You will need to consider What shape you want the roof to be, what materials should you use, how to choose the right colour, whether or not to install solar panels or a whirly bird.
A new roof is a huge investment and not something you want to change regularly. For this reason, when choosing a new roof, you need to make sure it will be built to last and stand the test of time. This is where your most important decision comes in to play, what materials should I use? The most common roofing materials in Australia are Concrete Tiles, Terracotta Tiles, and Metal / Colorbond Roofing.
Concrete tiles have been used for well over 100 years and generally have a lifespan of up to 50 years if well maintained. Concrete tiles are a good, budget friendly option as they are strong and can withstand harsh climate conditions. Regular maintenance is essential and in its lifetime the roof will require restoration / re-painting.
Steel or Metal Roofing these days is a fabulous option. It is lightweight very strong and will last for years. Most steel roofing today is finished with colour that resists chipping peeling or cracking and comes in a huge range of colours lasting a minimum of 25 years.
Traditional terracotta tiles can last up to 70 years and will withstand the test of time, requiring a lot less maintenance that a concrete tile. Terracotta tiles have a coating that helps withstand UV rays and the colour doesn’t fade unlike concrete or steel.
Whether you are building new or replacing a weathered roof, make sure you do the research and consider all of your options, and remember regular maintenance of your new roof will keep it looking new for decades to come.
Talk to JMZ about our roof maintenance solutions on 1300 76 00 76.