Looking to Renew Your Roof But Don't Know Where to Start?
While some roofing options have become obsolete over time, others have become the standard choice for modern roofing. If you are looking to replace your old roof, knowing about some of the most popular roofing options available today can help you make an informed choice when it is time to pick the perfect roofing product for your re-roofing job.
Here is a look at some highly sought-after roofing products in the Australian construction industry.
Metal roofing is perhaps the most popular roofing option in Australia. It is extremely strong and can withstand most weather extremes from persistent rain, hail storms, strong winds, heavy snowfalls, etc. Metal roofing comes in different material options including steel roofing and aluminium roofing. It also comes in a wide range of styles, profiles, colours and finishes so that people can find a roofing product that is both functional and aesthetic. Another key perk of metal roofing is that it is lightweight by design, meaning it can be put up in record time.
Tile roofing comes in a variety of material options, with the most popular choices being concrete, terracotta and natural slate. Concrete tiles are strong and durable, but they may not last as long in wet climates due to their porosity. These tiles also tend to fade rather quickly when used in areas that receive plenty of sunshine because they don't have any glazing, leaving them unprotected from the sun's UV light and atmospheric pollutants. If you want tile roofing that won't lose their original colour as the years pass by, terracotta tiles would be a better choice over concrete tiles — but expect to pay more, of course.
Natural slate roofing tiles cost more to install compared to both concrete roofing tiles and terracotta roofing tiles, but they are the perfect option for people who have plans of maintaining their residence over the long term. Natural slate tiles will stand the test of time but also maintain their unmatched appearance over their entire service life.
Asphalt shingle roofing
For people working on a low budget, asphalt shingle roofing is the perfect choice for their roof renewal. Asphalt roofing shingles are generally cheaper than metal roofing and tile roofing and they come in a whole raft of colours and natural finishes including wooden shake-looking roofing shingles and natural slate-looking roofing tiles. Top-quality asphalt shingles can last remarkably long.
These are many other types of roofing products available for your roof replacement project. A local roofing specialist can inform you about them and help you choose a product that can meet your particular needs.