Metal roofing is a popular choice for residential and commercial buildings and there are so many designs that you can try out. You can discuss with your architect or builder about the roofing types that are available and what is most suited for your building based on environmental conditions and aesthetic purposes.
One of the main reasons that people choose metal roofing is because of its durability. Colorbond roofing can last for a very long time even in extreme weather conditions. So no matter what kind of weather you are facing, if it is snow, wind, rain etc. it will be able to provide you with adequate protection. Also, metal roofs have high resistance to insects and fire. Another benefit of metal roofing is that you can increase energy efficiency of your home with it.
The metal roof will reflect solar radiation and this will reduce the amount of heat absorbed by the building. And this will help keep your home cooler in the summer so you don’t have to rely on air conditioning completely. Roof maintenance is an essential task for any home owner but there are certain roofing materials that require less maintenance than others. Metal roofing doesn’t need a lot of maintenance and you will not need to frequently seal or clean it. But make sure to inspect the roof regularly to see whether maintenance has to be done.
There are external factors
That can impact frequency of maintenance such as the presence of trees and vegetation very close to the roof. This will cause a lot of leaves and debris to accumulate on the roof and the gutters. It is also quite easy to repair metal roofs. If you notice any area is dented or rusted, you can clean the area with a wire brush to loosen the rust and then apply a rust inhibiting primer to the clean surface.
You can also apply a patch and keep it in place using nails or screws. The edges can be sealed with a silicone based sealant and you can paint the patch in the same colour as the roof. However, if you don’t have a lot of experience in repairing, it is always best to have a roofing contractor do the job and they will take the right safety precautions as well.
If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly option for roofing
Metal is a good option as these are often made from recycled materials. You can also recycle the old metal roof if you are replacing it at the end of its lifespan. And the energy efficient properties of the metal roof will help reduce your carbon footprint. There are so many styles and colours available when it comes to metal roofs so you can definitely have it match the aesthetics of your building.
Metal roofs are aesthetically pleasing and they can improve the appearance of your building. Because metal tends to last longer than wood, shingles or asphalt, you will not need to worry about frequent replacements. This will add to the cost-effectiveness of the roof as well.