If you ask us, metal roofing installation is one of the best decisions you can make for your home.
While we are seeing a resurgence in its popularity, we are still meeting with potential clients who have been misled about metal roofing. A number of myths still remain; stubborn untruths that we are trying to quell.
We’ve already introduced readers to some of the most common metal roofing misconceptions in the past, and this time round, we’re squashing three more.
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Before we get into the remaining myths, we want to invite you to get in touch with the Watermaster Roofing team if you’re thinking about replacing your existing roof.
We can organise an on-site inspection and help you understand whether you need repairs or are better off replacing your roof with new metal roofing in Melbourne.
Call Thom and his Masterful team on 1300 576 075 or request a quote online.
Myth 1: Metal roofing is high-maintenance
Operating as such an important part of your home, it’s expected that metal roofing (or any other kind of roofing, for that matter) will require periodic repairs and maintenance.
Frequent repairs, on the other hand? No thanks!
For some reason, many think that metal roofing is higher maintenance than tiled roofs. They picture rust setting in quickly and regularly, necessitating frequent maintenance and even regular replacement.
While this may have been true many years ago, the truth is that the metal roofing of today is leagues ahead of the metal roofing of the past!
At Watermaster Roofing, we choose COLORBOND metal roofing. There are many reasons why, but one of the biggest is its strength and resilience.
Combining advances in metallurgy with proprietary protective finishes, COLORBOND gives you a metal roof that’s durable and strong.
Not to mention, metal roofing is less demanding to maintain in general. There are far fewer nooks and crannies for mould and mildew to take hold. – not to mention, Additionally, there are fewer entry points for water.
Myth 2: Metal roofing won’t suit my home
For a lot of people, the first thing they think of when they think metal roofing is “ugly”. They think of plain sheet metal, often coated in rust and grime.
Like we mentioned before, rust isn’t really an issue with modern metal roof installation in Melbourne.
Moreover, you don’t just have to put up with plain sheet metal either.
In addition to its strength, COLORBOND metal roofing comes in a huge range of colours and finishes.
Want a shade of red that resembles your old terracotta tiles? You can.
Prefer to add contrast to a white or cream home with shades of grey? Perfect.
With a range of shades and finishes available, metal roofing is probably more versatile than you think.
Whether or not you think these suit your roof is a matter of personal style. What we can say with 100% certainty however is that you have plenty of options so you aren’t just limited to the one colour!
Myth 3: Metal roofing can’t withstand hail
Melbourne has a bit of a reputation for unpredictable weather. One moment it could be sunny and warm, the next you could be dealing with a hailstorm! After all, we are known as the city that has four seasons in one day.
We’ve all heard the horror stories of people’s cars being damaged by heavy hail. Many assume the same risk applies to metal roofing, and that it may not be strong enough to withstand unpredictable weather.
This couldn’t be further from the truth!
Metal has high levels of impact resistance, meaning it can stand up to the heaviest of hail storms.
Not to mention, most metal roofing sheets are made in a wave-pattern. Instead of making direct contact, hitting dead-on, hailstones impact at an angle. This helps your roof absorb the energy carried by a hailstone, minimising denting.
What is the proper way to install metal roofing?
No matter how handy you think you are around the tools, a job as large, complicated, and important as roofing must only be undertaken by a professional. They have the skills, tools, and knowledge to safely transform your roof, ensuring it does what it’s been designed to do, which is to protect your home.
Metal roof installation is complicated; your roofing expert needs to plan for:
- The original roof beneath it (and whether you can install on top of it or if it needs to be removed entirely)
- Insulation and sarking
- Noise reduction
- Moisture protection
- Plumbing (drains, gutters, downpipes)
- And so much more!
Is a metal roof worth it?
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So there you have it: the truth laid bare.
Metal roofing is tough, good-looking and low-maintenance. That’s in addition to being more cost-effective, more thermally-efficient and a lot quieter than most imagine.
Are you considering metal roofing for your next project, or to improve the look and function of your home?
Have you decided that metal roofing installation is right for you? Want expert advice from Melbourne’s leading roof plumber and installation experts? Get in touch with Watermaster Roofing.
Get in touch with us today on 1300 576 075.
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