Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing

February 19, 2021

Homeownership is one of the most rewarding decisions in life. However, it comes with expenses and responsibilities. Roofs form the major part of any house subject to external extremities and brunt of harsh weather conditions. For this, it is advisable to carry out roof inspection regularly. If you cannot reach out to the extreme part of the roof, it is best to hire roofers who have the necessary equipment to carry out a thorough inspection. 

It's no surprise that metal roofs have become more and more popular with homeowners in Australia. A metal roof is considered an excellent choice even after considering its high costs is due to its longevity and lower roof restoration in Melbourne costs in the future. It also transforms the look and style of your home. However, it has its drawbacks, and before you decide to invest in a metal roof for your home, consider the pros and cons of such roofing. 

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Pros of Metal Roofing


Metal roofs are a smart choice that combines beauty and durability.

  • Longevity

Metal roofs come with an average life of 50 years if properly installed and maintained. 

  • Durability

Metal roofs can sustain wind gusts up to 140 miles/hour without cracking due to their impact-resistant quality (depending on the material you choose). Additionally, periodic metal roof restoration in Melbourne is not a costly affair as compared to other roofing materials. However, regular inspection is advisable.

  • Heat Reflecting Properties

Metal roofs are often misconstructed as a heat-absorbing roofing material rather than reflecting it. But, that's not the case. Metal roofs have high heat reflecting properties, working as a system with a correctly ventilated attic. Such heat-reflecting properties can reduce temperature regulation costs.

  • Environment Friendly

Most metal roofing materials are made of 25-95% recycled content and are 100% recyclable. Unlike the other roofing materials, it doesn't amount to landfill waste. 

  • Safe

Metal roofing doesn't spark or ignite into flames during a fire or lightning strike. 


Cons of Metal Roofing 


With numerous benefits, there are certain cons associated with it. These include;
 

  • Expensive

Metal roofs can be an added expense but are often worth the cost. While initially a higher upfront investment, metal roofs can last up to 50 years, depending on how you maintain them.

  • Noisy

Metal roofing doesn't consist of the same kind of layers as a traditional tiled roof, which buffers sound throughout the house. During hail storms and heavy rains, metal roofs can be particularly loud. You can decrease the noise by properly insulating the attics of your home.  

  • Expansion and contraction

Metal roofing which is installed over large panels tends to expand and contract. However, our metal roof restoration Melbourne experts install fasteners that allow the metal roof to breathe.    

  • Leaky exposed fasteners

Most of the exposed fastener systems aren't engineered to the same standards. If your fasteners are exposed, (which not many expert roofers would recommend), would lead to rainwater to seep in through screw holes and gaps. 


Conclusion

Metal roofs are very popular amongst Australian homeowners, majorly because of its advantages. It can be designed to complement modern homes or old houses. Metal roofs are maintenance-free provided that proper care is followed. Maintenance is easy and cheap as experts of metal roof restoration in Melbourne only need to perform regular safety checks to ensure that the roof stays secure and does not become a hazard to your family. However, it has its drawbacks as they can be noisy and expensive options. 

Eliminate the stress, time, and energy it takes for roof restoration in Melbourne by hiring our professional contractor to take care of all of your home improvement needs. 


Modern Seal Roofing provides an obligation-free quote after a thorough inspection of your roof and its conditions. Contact us now on 0413 464 666.