The Make of the Roof (Roofing Adelaide)
When choosing the right shape for your roof it’s best to consider the surrounding environment and the local climate.
Most roofing nightmares become reality when the roof shape has been overlooked, resulting in leaks and leaving vulnerabilities in the structure of the property. Therefore it’s best to know the different type of roofs so you can avoid not having the right roof for your beloved property.
(Classy look) Slate Shingle
For a more classy look, most people choose a material that suites a more chic home.
Advantages: Once fitted with the right Roof contractors the property will give a more fire resistant, immunity to rot, warm appearance, a variety of colours and easily maintainable maintenance.
Lifetime: Around 80 to 100 years life expectance.
Disadvantages: High cost and heavy fragile tiles that can be damaged from the slight weight of a foot on top of them.
(Popular) Asphalt Shingles
Asphalt Absorbs impact and cost efficient making Ashpalt one of the more popular roofing material.
Advantages: Large range of colours, installing easy, the best use for high and low temperatures, rain proof.
Lifetime: Although it should stay strong for 20 years, wild temperatures can reduce the lifespan of a number of years.
Disadvantages: Colour can leave the tiles quicker than other heavy tiles.
(Colourbond) Metal Roofs
Metal roofs tend to be more satisfactory from an environmental position and reduce maintenance once set up by an experienced colourbond roofer contractor in Adelaide.
Advantages: Wide range of Colourbond colours, shelters from colder elements and conditions – lowering damage during these periods. Also lower cost to repaint if roof fades.
Disadvantages: High cost to setup
(Watertight) Flattened Roofs
For more wet areas that consistently being exposed to the wet parts of Australia, it’s best to go with a flat roof.
Advantages: Great for preventing water from entering the property, nicer outer appearance and easy to get on top of.
Disadvantages: can consistently be blocked with debris if not looked after regularly
(Character) Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic tiles can be more durable and gives off a more character vibe when installed by a professional roofing contractor.
Advantages: Unique looking and more durable.
Lifetime: Typically 45 to 65 years
Disadvantages: To be avoided for properties located in unstable climates that consistently changing. Although durable they might be vulnerable when walked on.
Although this guide will give you context and great info when choosing a suitable roof for your property, it’s best to get in contact with GT Roofing and speak with our friendly staff to guide you through all the ins and outs. We have been around for 10 years and survive on reputation, meaning getting you the right solutions the first time is great for both parties involved.