If you are finally making the choice to get your roof restored, you’re likely interested in first finding out what is available. In Australia, it is important that you choose a roofing material that can stand up to the elements, which are different than any other country in the world.
By working with a reputable roofing company and knowing a bit about the different roof restoration types available, you will know what type of materials make sense for your home and which materials might not be the best choice.
Here is some information on the different roof restoration types commonly found in Australia; for more information about restoring your roof, contact the restoration professionals at Rite Price Roofing at (08) 8348 5988 today.
Concrete Roofing Tiles are One Option
Made up of water, sand and cement, concrete roofing tiles last will last about 40 years if cared for on a regular basis.
Homeowners can choose from three main appearances when making the choice to use concrete, including flat profile, which is a flat tile, low profile, which has a slight curve in the tile and high profile, which has a dramatic curve.
Some of the pros of concrete tile include its resistance to fire, its strength and its longevity. Cons include the cost of concrete, the weight of concrete and the difficulty in installation.
Terracotta Roofing Tiles are Beautiful and Popular
Another option you have when looking for new roofing tiles is to choose terracotta. These tiles are made of clay and will last for about 50 years, on average.
These tiles are resistant to salt, so you can use them in coastal areas and they offer thermal protection, helping to keep your home cool or warm depending on the season. They are also fire resistant.
Some of the considerations you might want to keep in mind about terracotta tiles is that they can vary when it comes to colour, the installation can be tedious and they can easily be broken when impacted by large, solid objects.
Steel Roofing is Also a Valid Option
Steel roofing is also a possibility. There are a number of advantages to steel over other roofing types, in fact.
For one, steel provides great energy efficiency. This saves money on heating and cooling costs. In addition, they are resistant to the effects of living in a harsh environment and are often made of recyclable materials.
The main consideration of steel roofing is the cost. You will also find that they can be noisy especially when it rains and can dent if debris falls on top of the roof. These are only three of several options for roof restoration in Australia.
All of these materials have their advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to give us a call at your convenience to discuss your roof restoration and the materials available. This is an investment that will last for decades, so it’s important to get it right the first time.