Metal roofing has quickly become one of the most reliable roofing materials that homeowners and property developers choose for their domestic and commercial properties.
And over the years, metal roofing has achieved considerable advancement over its design and creation. More and more people are choosing metal roofing over other roofing materials – for a variety of impressive reasons.
Contrary to popular belief, there are a lot of things that you might not know about metal roofing.
While we love to sing the praises of metal roofing, we understand that this material doesn’t go without its doubters.
So this week, we thought we’d take the opportunity to reveal some things you might not have known about metal roofing, or to put to rest some rumours that had you fooled.
Your metal roof doesn’t attract lightning
Metal roofing does not cause lightning to strike your roofing, not does it increase the chance that your roof will be struck.
If you think that the components of your metal roofing will most likely invite lightning to strike, then you’re believing it all wrong.
Metal roofing is durable, fire resistant, and composed of noncombustible materials.
Lightning usually strikes the tallest object in the vicinity of where it is destined to strike. That often means trees and poles.
However, there’s no scientific explanation about lightning being attracted to metal roofing.
Any case for such will mean that the roof (no matter its material) was simply the tallest object in the lightning strike’s “path”.
If you want to learn more, we suggest visiting this blog post (Myth #3!)
Installed even with an existing roofing
Worried about the cost and time it will take to not only install a new metal roof, but to remove your old tiled or shingled roof too?
We’ve got good news for you!
Did you know that when it comes to metal roof installation, we don’t always necessarily have to rip out your old roof.
Of course, there’s a lot of hard work behind the scenes, but as long as we can effectively install insulation and sarking, there’s no reason why metal roofing can’t be laid right on top of your old roof.
When it’s not done property (or done by shoddy tradesmen) you may experience a build-up of moisture that causes rotting and mould growth. So make sure you choose a qualified team with the experience and knowledge to provide the best course of action for your new roof.
Metal roofing is eco-friendly and energy-efficient
One great reason why you should choose metal roofing is that it can help trap heat during winter, and keep your home cooler during summer.
Metal roofing automatically functions depending on the climate outside, and helps you enjoy year-round comfort.
You might assume that as metal absorbs heat, the same can be said for your roof. Not so, however, with proper insulation. That’s why what’s underneath your roof is just as important as the roofing surface.
Choose a qualified and experienced roofing team to ensure your home is fitted with effective insulation before your metal roof is installed.
Metal roofing actually prevents heat entering your home in the summer, and can keep it warmer in winter.
That means your heating and cooling systems can work more effectively – you may even become less reliant on them, leading to considerable energy savings!
Metal roofing is cost-effective
Choosing a roofing material that requires almost no maintenance is a smart choice when it comes to long-term savings.
Metal roofing is renowned for being incredibly low-maintenance, and easily lasting for more than 50 years.
On average, you will only install metal roofing once in your lifetime compared to other types of roofing materials.
It’s also less susceptible to damage. Unlike tiles and shingles which can easily crack, metal roofing is highly durable. To sum it up: it’s built to last!
Metal roofing can withstand even the most severe weather conditions
Built for the harsh Australian climate – this is one of the major selling points of our preferred metal roofing manufacturer, COLORBOND steel.
From severe storms and heavy rain to blistering sunshine – no matter the weather, your roof is designed to withstand through it all!
This strength can also in turn save you money when it comes to costly repairs. No missing tiles or broken shingles to be found here!
Metal roofing installation in Melbourne from Watermaster
Forget DIY – let a roofing expert do the job for you
Whether it’s installation, repairs, replacements, or general roof plumbing, always choose licensed and qualified professionals for all your roofing work.
With specialist skills and knowledge, we ensure that not only will you get a high quality roof, but that the task at hand will be completed safely, with no risk to your home, family, or the professionals up on your roof.
Contact our Masterful roofing team today!
Building your house or renovating anytime soon? Let our Masterful roofing experts do the job for you.
Watermaster Roofing is your local team of roofing professionals who are passionate about improving the look and function of your metal roofing.
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