Our team here at GT Roofing are proud of our service history across Adelaide, as the specialists in all things metal roofing. We build our roofs to withstand the worst the Australian conditions can throw at them. So, for us, choosing the right roofing materials is a very important step in the roof restoration process.
Choosing a metal roof for your home isn’t as easy as it sounds. There are a lot of differences between the four metals, they don’t look or behave in the same way and they all have their own quirks and special features. So, when it comes to choosing which material is right for your new roof, making the right decision is important, and we know just how important. Knowing that, we have put together some of the top pros and cons of each material, so you can make an informed decision on your new roofing material.
Steel is one of our favourites here at GT Roofing. There is no secret we love to work with COLORBOND® steel products, so Steel is a winning material in our book.
Steel has to be one of the most versatile materials perfect for roofing, currently being manufactured. Steel is hugely malleable and yet durable, is resistant to most environmental threats, and with the patented finishing primer and treatments, steel is resistant to corrosion which is very important to our coastal friends.
Corrugated Iron, or Tin, was a popular choice among builders for their light weight and resistance to rust. Tin was widely used and is still available today. One of the failings of corrugated iron was that despite its coatings and preparations, would still rust after a few short years. This can be blamed for the popularity drop for tin. Tin roofs are still available, simply talk to your contractor if you think Tin is the right choice for your home.
The single biggest draw card for Aluminium is that it doesn’t rust. Aluminium is a well-rounded material to use for your new roof. Aluminium roofs can also provide savings in the area of energy consumption. With the right materials, your roof could turn your home into a cosy comfort, all year round. Aluminium is an environment-friendly product as well, usually made from 90% recycled materials.
Zinc is not the most commonly used material, however it’s actually the most durable, and made of recycled products, so is extremely environmentally friendly. Unfortunately, there is always that one thing, so despite the life span of around a century for zinc roofs, it is also the most expensive material of the four.
We are big fans of COLORBOND® steel for homes, especially in our unforgiving climate, however, now you should be armed with enough information to make your own decision on which material is best for your home.
Sometimes a roof cannot be restored, and your money would be better used replacing the COLORBOND® roof on your home. GT Roofing Adelaide specialises in roofing restoration, replacements, repairs and extensions and works with COLORBOND® Steel and BlueScope Steel throughout the Adelaide area and across South Australia. For an obligation free chat, please call George on 0434 640 550 or complete our contact form and we will get in touch shortly.