When it comes to our Australian climate, debate rages over whether metal or tiled roofs are better. We have put together and dispelled a few myths and misconceptions about metal roofing. Read on for the common differences in metal and tile roofs.
Noise – Rain and storms can cause a lot of noise, however there is no difference between an insulated home with a metal rood compared to one with tiles. A large garage or shed that had zero insulation, may be very loud in a storm, but not a home.
Lightning Rods – Metal conducting electricity is not a new revelation, however electricity is not drawn to metal, it wants to find the earth and the quickest path to it. A metal roof is as likely to be struck by lightning as any other roofing material; metal roofing can actually be a safer option a metal roof is non-combustible.
Rust – Roofing materials are required to be properly coated by a leading manufacturer such as BlueScope Steel, properly installed and maintained so that they do not rust easily. The same argument is made with regards to the porous nature of tiles. Metal has an incredibly long lifespan and even in our harsh climate, shows warning signs like the peeling of the zinc protective coating. It’s only when this coating starts to peel and the metal underneath is exposed to the elements will it begin to rust.
Hail Damage – Most hailstorms will cause little to no damage to your roof, regardless of material. While large hailstones can dent any type of material, choosing a metal roof with a deeper profile can minimize any visible dents.
Climate and Insulation – The material used on the roof has no impact on temperature of the home itself, it’s actually the insulation in the roof cavity that determines the level of comfort. A properly insulated roof will keep the heat inside in winter and outside in summer.
Easy Peeling – COLORBOND® Steel is built to resist chipping, peeling, and cracking to deliver a long life with low maintenance. COLORBOND® Steel is even made specifically for the harsh Australian Climate. COLORBOND® Steel has been tested and evolved into one of the leading building materials on the market and has become Australia’s single most popular roofing brand.
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