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Why metal roofing is the best choice for warehouses and factories

When it comes to commercial roofing in Melbourne, you can’t go past metal roof installation.

And when it comes to factories and warehouses in particular, metal roofing can’t be beaten!

When choosing roofing for warehouses and factories, aesthetics aren’t the only thing on your mind. Additionally, you think of practical matters such as strength and durability.

In fact, you might notice that the vast majority of warehouses and factories already make use of metal roofing.

Why is that? Our metal roofing experts explain!

Interested to learn if metal roof installation is right at your warehouse or factory? Give our Masterful team a call on 1300 576 075 or fill in this form and we will be in touch.

Metal roofing is durable and low-maintenance

Naturally, you want your roof to be tough – and metal roofing has that in spades!

With all the responsibilities that come with maintaining a manufacturing operation or warehouse, the last thing you want is to pause operations while you roof undergoes repairs.

COLORBOND metal roofing is specifically designed to withstand the harsh Australian conditions, with UV and corrosion protection built-in, keeping your important goods and machines safe from the environment.

Not only can metal roofing last decades, but more importantly, it’s low-maintenance.

Keeping your roof in working order is quick, meaning you won’t have to put everything on pause for days at a time.

Metal roofing is easy to install

Unlike the typical house, most factory roofs are quite spartan:

  • They don’t have insulation
  • The rafters and supports tend to be spaced-out
  • Most factory or warehouse roofs are flat

All of this means that very few factories or warehouses are able to support heavier roofing materials such as tile – it simply isn’t possible!

It’s because of this that metal roofing is the default roofing material for most factories and warehouses.

Its light weight and ease of installation means that it can be safely installed in situations where other materials wouldn’t be feasible.

Metal roofing is fire-resistant

Many manufacturing businesses work with a much higher fire risk than other businesses. As such, they need to take extra precautions to stay fire-safe.

Thankfully, metal roofing is 100% non-combustible – COLORBOND metal roofing in particular is rated for the highest level of fire resistance, making it the perfect choice for industrial buildings.

Metal roofing accommodates any heat-related contraction and expansion, minimising the risk of collapse should a fire break out.

And if the worst does happen, the low weight of metal roofing minimises any damage that may result from a collapse.

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Metal roofing is built to LAST

Commercial roofing is a long-term investment in your facility. And metal roofing ensures that your roof will last for a long time indeed.

Metal roofing can last for decades, with COLORBOND metal roofing rated for 50+ years!

Additionally, COLORBOND metal roofing features durable, high-quality resistant coatings that imbue your metal roof with protection from:

  • Rust
  • Fading
  • Corrosion

Metal roofing is energy-efficient

Many manufacturing businesses use up a lot of power – in fact, many may even need brand new electrical circuits and transformers installed to keep up with the energy demands of the manufacturing industry.

Needless to say, finding ways to bring down your energy usage is critical in manufacturing!

Metal roofing is highly-reflective – it reflects thermal energy away.

Combined with roof sarking, and the reflective effect is even greater!

Not only does this help bring your power bills down ever so slightly, but it can also make conditions easier for your team to boot.

Save space with metal roofing

Space is crucial for any business – but it’s especially important for warehouses!

A higher ceiling means more taller shelving and more space to fit stock.

And that’s exactly what metal roofing can offer!

Unlike other roofing materials, metal is lightweight. As a result, it can be installed with minimal scaffolding and supports, freeing up additional warehouse space.

Not to mention, this also allows air conditioning systems to be installed higher up rather than hanging down and interfering with your shelving.

Considering metal roof installation for your warehouse or factory?

Choose the Watermaster team for commercial metal roof installation in Melbourne!

Watermaster Roofing are Melbourne’s premier team for commercial roofing.

And metal roofing is the undisputed king of commercial roofing – especially for properties like factories and warehouses.

So it was only natural that the two combined!

If you need the roof at your warehouse or factory looked at, you can’t go past the Watermaster team.

Our team of roofing experts perform:

Watermaster Roofing looks after every step of the roofing process from planning, installation, repairs, and replacements.

Contact our team of reliable and certified roofing experts on 1300 576 075 or fill in the form to get started.

2022-01-24T04:59:07+00:00 May 22nd, 2019|Metal roofing|

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