Expert Roofing Cairns

Metal Roofing Cairns

Are you building your new home? Are you replacing or restoring your roof? A major decision for you, is what roofing material you will use. In Australia the two favourite options are tiles and metal.
 
Let’s talk about metal roofs. For many years the roofs in Australia were made from corrugated iron. They survived the harsh conditions of our climate.

​Now there is a choice of roofing material, like Colorbond, zincalume, galvanised steel, aluminium. These continue to be popular roofing materials throughout the land, whether for residences or commercial buildings.

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Expert Roofing Cairns are highly experienced working with all kinds of roofing materials, and we are glad to advise you if you need to discuss your particular requirements.
 
Your neighbour might be trying to point you towards his choice, and your brother-in-law thinks that his choice is best, but you need to talk to an expert before you make up your mind.
 
Contact us for a comprehensive discussion about the different options.

Why are metal roofs becoming more popular with Australians? There are some specific reasons.

  1. Strength. They are strong, but not very heavy, and they are durable. They can stand up to the extreme weather – rain, wind, hail – and win.
  2. Fire resistance. In a bush fire situation, metal roofs withstand any embers that may be floating around.
  3. Termite resistance. Enough said. Termites don’t have anything to do with metal.
  4. Low maintenance. Metal roofs resist corrosion, and they do not decay. Maintenance and repair are considerably less than other roof materials.
  5. Saves money. Because most metal roofing products are pre-coated, it is not necessary to paint the roof. This roofing material will easily cope with North Queensland’s weather conditions.  

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    OK, perhaps now you are concerned about the cost of a metal roof. Will it cost more than tiles?
     
    Well, yes. You might be surprised if we told you metal roof material does cost more than tiles.
     
    But against the material cost is the fact that the metal sheeting is much lighter.
     
    Normal tiles for the same area would be about 5 times the weight of metal sheeting. Consequently the time to install a metal roof is far less.

    As well as that, the lower weight means fewer supporting members are needed, so the installation cost for a metal roof is significantly less than for a tile roof.
     
    This cost comparison applies for a large roofing job. When the comparison is made for smaller job, e.g. an extension, or a restoration where the existing support structure remains, the cost advantage does not still apply.
     
    In that instance the cost to install metal roofing might be more than installing tiles, but there is still another factor to consider – time.
     
    But the main advantage is this: Metal roofs last longer, they don’t need so much maintenance, neither do they decay, and they don’t have to be painted.
     
    A tiled roof is susceptible to damage. So on the whole, it would still be less expensive to use metal roofs on small projects or restorations in the long term.
     
    If there’s more that you need to know, we are available to answer all your questions. You may want to phone us, or fill in the contact form. We will contact you soon.

      OK, perhaps now you are concerned about the cost of a metal roof. Will it cost more than tiles?
       
      Well, yes. You might be surprised if we told you metal roof material does cost more than tiles.
       
      But against the material cost is the fact that the metal sheeting is much lighter.
       
      Normal tiles for the same area would be about 5 times the weight of metal sheeting. Consequently the time to install a metal roof is far less.

      Metal Roofing in Cairns