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If your roof is in need of urgent repair, you have come to the right place. I am not a roofing contractor, but I have just finished replacing the roof on my home when the old one failed. The contractor I called in helped me to assess the condition of my old roof and to choose the right type of material to replace it with. He carried out the work quickly and kept me informed about what he was doing. I have learnt so much from the experience that I wanted to share my new found knowledge with the rest of the world.



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Reasons to Install Corrugated Metal Roofing on Your House

by Krin Rodriguez

If you want your house to look attractive, pay attention to the roofing. Its material and colour will impact the kerb appeal. The roof also protects your home from weather extremes. While different materials are available, here are several reasons to opt for metal roofing.

Endures Diverse Weather

Made from corrugated metal, these roofs withstand the harsh conditions found in many parts of Australia. Metal endures the scorching sun without cracking and warping. If you live in a bushfire-prone area, you can rest assured that your roof's non-flammable metal will not catch fire. Nor is the metal harmed by heavy rainfall.

In fact, the corrugations guide the rainwater towards the gutters so that it doesn't spout down the external walls. You can choose a corrugation size and profile that will handle your local rainfall. The smoothness of the metal also allows debris to slide off the roof. Even snow will slide down the grooves and not get stuck in the tile joints, potentially causing moisture problems.

Lightweight Quality

Being lightweight compared to tiles, metal is less likely to stress a building's structure. If you switch from tiles to metal, the roof will typically become lighter overall, so your house won't need bolstering. However, the same can't be said when replacing metal with tiles. In these cases, you may need to add extra structural support to your house so it can hold the extra weight of the tiled roof.

The lightweight character of metal also makes it easier to install, as it's more manageable. Additionally, metal sheets are bigger than tiles, so contractors can roof an entire home more quickly. The benefits grow if you have an extremely large house with multiple peaks and valleys that you want to reroof.

Gorgeous Colours

Metal roofs also come in many gorgeous colours such as dusky blue, sand and moss green. You'll have a wide variety, including cream, grey and specific colours that suit heritage architecture. If you want a rustic look, you could choose pared-back silver metal sheets. Metal roofs create a sleek appearance as your house isn't covered in hundreds of little tiles and join lines.

A bonus is that you can complement this roofing with other metal components, such as fencing and garage doors. You can also match or contrast the colour of the roof with guttering and downpipes. With all these design options, you can easily create an attractive facade. 

For more info about roofing, contact a local company.