A couple of days ago, one of our team members stumbled upon this article.
Luckily, you won’t need to go as far as some the people in that article to make your home stand out from the crowd.
If you’re thinking of selling in the next few years, consider a new metal roof. Re-roofing is a much more practical way to improve the aesthetic, function, and value of your home.
Your roof doesn’t just serve a practical purpose – it’s also a huge part of your home’s appearance. Combined, these attributes have a considerable impact on your home’s value, increasing the likelihood of receiving a good price in the future.
1) A new metal roof increases your home’s appeal
New metal roofing looks GREAT
Many people aren’t fond of metal roofs. When they think of a new metal roof, they think of dull grey sheet metal, normally coated in rust.
If your only exposure to metal roofing is inner-suburb weatherboard houses from Federation, then of course they’re not going to look very good!
Older metal roofs don’t have the benefit of today’s knowledge or processes. That’s why the paint is faded, the metal chipped and they’re coated in rust.
But we’ll let you in on a secret: it’s certainly not like this anymore!
New metal roofing is built tough
Today, we have a much deeper understanding of metallurgy. Metal roofing manufacturers like COLORBOND create unique alloys with baked-in resistance to harsh weather conditions.
This is enhanced by world-leading protective finishes that provide an additional layer of protection.
COLORBOND comes in a range of colours and shades
Finally, your metal roofing choices are just limited to two shades of grey!
Modern paints are much, much tougher than in the past. Not only does a new metal roof come in a huge range of colours, but it will last for decades without visible wear, remaining vivid for years to come.
All of this leads to a metal roof that looks fantastic and lasts for up to 60 years.
2) Metal roofing is environmentally friendly
With the planet taking up a more prominent place in everybody’s minds, homeowners are starting to demand environmentally-friendly features in their homes.
While not as flashy as roof-mounted solar panels, a new metal roof boasts impressive green credentials.
Theoretically, a metal roof is 100% recyclable.
With a metal roof, you can be confident that once it wears out (however long that takes), the sheeting won’t be sent to landfill.
This scrap is often recycled into new metal roofing sheets. Bluescope (the manufacturer of COLORBOND) uses a large portion of recycled material in their metal roofing sheets.
Compared to from-scratch sheeting, recycling metal roofing uses:
- 75% of the energy
- 40% of the water
- 10% of the air pollution
And if we’re talking about environmental-friendliness, we can’t ignore…
3) How metal roofing helps you save energy
A lot of the demand for metal roofing comes from its energy efficiency. Honestly, we don’t blame them!
In addition to reducing your carbon footprint, this also has the effect of dramatically reducing your energy bills – talk about a win-win!
Many will tell you that metal roofing gets too hot in summer – this is false.
In reality, metal roofing is actually more thermally efficient than tiles. It reflects sunlight away from your home and since it’s thinner, it takes less time to cool down.
Combine that with the aforementioned coatings, and you’ve got a cool, comfortable home that relies less on an energy-sucking air conditioning system.
4) Long-lived and low-maintenance
Luckily, metal roofing is very low-maintenance compared to other materials including shingles or tiles.
For starters, metal roofing has far fewer nooks and crannies. That means fewer corners for dirt, grime and mould to take hold and therefore, less cleaning.
Additionally, new metal roofs use big sheets of metal. Contrast that with a tile roof, were each individual tile is a potential entrypoint for water and dirt.
Finally, those protective coatings we mentioned above help protect your roof from damage.
That means less maintenance on your part!
Increase the value of your home with a new metal roof
Contact Melbourne’s metal roofing experts, Watermaster Roofing
Whether you want to increase the value of your home for further down the line or simple need an old, worn-out roof replaced, a new metal roof is a great option.
Watermaster Roofing provides high-quality residential and commercial roof installation all over Melbourne.
Our team of professional roofing contractors that take care of all your metal roofing needs. You can trust our experience, skills, and expertise whether you’re interested in:
Contact Watermaster Roofing today – click here to request a call.
Alternatively, give us a call on 1300 156 650 to learn how quality metal roofing can increase your home’s value.