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What makes metal roofing installation superior to tiles or shingles?

The success of any building design is determined by a range of factors – chief among them, the materials used.

In addition to the durability of the property, materials also have a tangible impact on energy efficiency, maintenance costs, and longevity.

Nowhere is this more true than with your roof.

Replacing your roof with a new one is a major decision to make. Your choice of roofing type will impact your roof’s performance, your bills, and your comfort for years to come.

New roofing installation or roof replacement is a costly project. And when some people hear about expense, they assume that roofing with a higher price tag should translate to durability and longevity.


Not so!

You’d be surprised to learn that cost does NOT affect quality.

While more expensive, if you ask us, tiles and shingles pale in comparison to the benefits of choosing metal roofing installation for your home!

Why’s that? Let us explain…

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Why metal roofing is a popular choice

Residential metal roofing is an Aussie favourite when it comes to home improvement.

While other roofing materials like tiles or shingles have their share of consumer’s approval, metal roofing is unmatched in many aspects.

There are plenty of benefits associated with a metal roof: 

  • Extended lifespan of more than 50 years
  • Fire-resistant
  • Easy to install
  • Provides better thermal protection
  • Great performance for minimal weight
  • Low maintenance
  • Variety of designs available

It’s these strengths that are behind metal’s popularity in Australia, and its recent resurgence!

Why choose metal roofing over tiles or slate?

When you invest in roof installation, you’ll want to get the most from it.

And that’s exactly what you get with a metal roof!

Lightweight and easy to install

Metal roofing comes in sheets or panels, and are installed using an interlocking system to keep them fixed in place.

This type of installation makes them highly resistant to elements like rain and wind, and much quicker to install than tiles.

More importantly, it also consumes considerably less time – metal roofing panels can be drilled directly into your roof frame or clicked into place.

Finally, they’re not as heavy as tiles, making them more versatile.

They can be used in applications where tiles would simply fall off, and their weight will not compromise your home’s foundation or structure!

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Metal is a long-life, low-maintenance option

Who said you had to choose between durability and low maintenance?

Metal roofing can last 50 years+ with minimum maintenance, making for huge savings on your part.

And instead of complete and new installation, metal panels can be replaced easily if damaged.

They’re also extremely easy to maintain, owing to the lack of nooks and crannies for moss, water and debris to get in!

Many homeowners worry their metal roofing installation will rust.

Fortunately, this isn’t a concern – Watermaster Roofing uses COLORBOND metal roofing, which is characterised by its proprietary formulations and excellent protective layers and finishes.

All of which serve to keep your metal roof strong and attractive for years to come!

The problems with tile and slate

Just as how metal roofing has its pros and cons, so too do tiles or slate.

Unlike metal however, the cons of these materials outweigh the pros!

Slate, for example, is expensive, heavier, easier to break, accumulates mould, and is more costly to maintain.

Furthermore, slate tiles are also challenging to install, and take considerably more time than metal roofing installation.

Clay tiles or clay shingles are similar to slate in this regard. While they may provide a more traditional look, they’re even heavier than slate.

What’s more, the gaps between individual tiles present plenty of ingress points for water, potentially resulting in leaks and internal damage to your home.

Unlike tiles and slate, metal roofs are delivered in sheets or panels. These vertical panels make metal roofing relatively easy to install – just drill them directly into your roof frame, and you’re set.

If you want to upgrade your home with metal roofing, our team in Melbourne have the expertise, dedication, and passion to deliver the best possible result!

Thinking of metal roofing installation in Melbourne?

Get in touch with Watermaster Roofing!

Watermaster Roofing is composed of licensed roofing experts with more than 20 years of experience performing all sorts of roofing jobs in Melbourne:

Over the years, we’ve dealt with all types of residential and commercial roof installation and repair projects.

Each one starts with a visit your site, where we make an assessment of your needs before you decide to embark on your new roofing journey.

No matter the project, each client is treated with the same service, quality materials and masterful craftsmanship that’s synonymous with the Watermaster brand.

Get in touch with a metal roofing expert today – give us a call on 1300 576 075 or click here to request a quote.

2022-01-24T05:14:04+00:00 December 4th, 2019|Metal roofing|

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