Will Metal Roofing last long? Thats a common question we get asked. If you’re thinking about using metal roofing like Colorbond to restore your roof in Sydney, you may be wondering how long it lasts. What kind of life expectancy can you get when you have a metal roof installed? Are there any drawbacks?
In this guide from City2Surf Roofing, we’ll discuss everything you need to know before installing a metal roof. Read on, and get all of the details.
Metal Roofing Is Durable And Long-Lasting With A 30+ Year Lifespan
A high-quality colorbond steel roof can easily last 30 years, and lifespans of 40-70 years or longer are not uncommon with proper care. If you choose this type of roof, chances are that you wont need to worry about having your roof replaced for many decades to come.
There are some other benefits of using metal roofing in Sydney compared to Slate or Tile roofing, too. You can choose your preferred paint finish, so there are a lot of styles and colours available to choose from when you install a metal roof.
Energy efficiency is also great with a metal roof, particularly in a hot climate like Sydney. The metal of the roof is able to reflect much of the sun’s rays, reducing the stress on your air conditioning system and lowering your monthly energy bills.
What Are The Disadvantages of Having A Metal Roof?
We should talk about both the pros and cons of metal roofs. Yes, they do have some unique benefits, but there are drawbacks as well, and you should be fully informed before investing in a new roof.
One that is concerning for homeowners is roof cost. Metal roofs can be susceptible to minor damage compared to an Tile or Slate roof. By minor damage we are refering to dents or pitting that can occur after heavy hail. When this occurs you will have two options; either live with the appearance or replace whole sections or sheets that have been damaged. This cost can be more expensive than replacing individual tiles.
Metal roofs can also be more “noisy” compared to tile roofs when they’re struck by heavy rain or hail. Tile absorbs sound more readily, so it’s more quiet. However, roofers can install insulation and barriers that help with sound absorption.
Proper Installation Is Essential For A Long Lifespan
Metal roof installation is a specialised discipline. The metal “sheets” must be properly installed on the roofing substrate to allow for some expansion and contraction of the metal and the underlying wood. If this is not kept in mind, the repeated expansion and contraction of the metal due to heat can result in the loosening of roof panels.
In addition, the proper pitch of the roof slope is essential. Your roof must not have “pockets” or low pitch areas where water can accumulate, as this can eventually cause corrosion, even on galvanized and corrosion-treated steel roofs. Specific Metal Roofing Materials have been developed in relation in order to combat, low pitch areas, and the climate. We are happy to talk you through the current available range.
Contact City2Surf Roofing For More About Metal Roofing In Sydney
If you’re interested in metal roofing installers in Sydney, City2Surf Roofing is here to help. Our team of experienced roofers is ready to restore your roof and provide you with a durable, long-lasting roof that will look beautiful for years to come. Contact us online or give us a ring at 1300 296 842 to get started right away.