Why Metal Roofing Is Ecologically Suitable for Your Roof Renewal


Taking down your old roof and putting up a new one can be an overwhelming decision if you don't know what kind of roof you should choose for your roof renewal. Some popular roofing options have been around for a long time while others are relatively new on the construction market. The bottom line is that there are so many good roofing options available for you to choose from.

As more people in Australia and many other parts of the world embrace the concept of 'green' building, you may be keen on renewing your roof with a roofing option that is environmentally friendly. Metal roofs are regarded as an eco-friendly roofing option because they have a unique combination of qualities that result in great benefits for building owners as well as the environment.

Continue reading on below to learn about some important qualities that make metal roofing an ecologically suitable option for your re-roofing: 

  1. Metal roofs are durable. Metal is one of the strongest roofing materials available on the construction industry today, meaning they can offer the longest lifespan possible. The relatively longer lifespan that metal roofing has to offer, in turn, means that metal roofs will require replacement after longer periods.  This is good for the environment because the demand for raw material required for production of new metal roofing products will be reduced. 
  2. Metal roofs are lightweight. Thanks to the lightweight design of metal roofs, there's no need to remove old roofing material before roofing can be renewed. The roofer can simply install the new roof over the old one, thus preventing large quantities of solid waste from being generated. Waste reduction is a positive thing for the environment. 
  3. Metal roofs are thermally efficient. As building owners endeavour to lower their energy bills, they are finding an unlikely ally in their roofs. Depending on the predominant climate in an area, metal roofs can be finished to help prevent costly heat gains and losses in a building.
  4. Metal roofing can be recycled. Another notable eco-benefit of metal roofs is that they can be recycled upon expiration of their expected service life. The old material can be taken to a metal recycling facility where it will be re-processed and reused in the production of new products.

Thanks to the above-highlighted properties, metal roofing is the perfect roofing option for your roof renewal. Contact a metal roofing specialist if you think that metal roofing is right for you.


4 January 2018

Repairing or Replacing a Roof

Hello, welcome to my roofing blog, my name is John and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. I recently moved out here with my wife and two kids to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city. We bought an old farmhouse and are in the process of renovating it. The place needs quite a bit of work. One of the biggest jobs so far has been sorting out the roof. It was missing a few tiles and I couldn't decide if we should try and repair it or if it would be better to have it repaired. Thankfully, my neighbour is something of an expert. He came and inspected the roof and recommended that we replace it. He explain how roofing works and the benefits of using different materials. I have learnt so much, I decided to start this blog.