Get New Metal Roofing To Increase Your Property Value
An Overview Of Metal Roofing
Most people understand that metal roofing is a viable way to protect your home but do not take into account the effect it has upon your property, specifically, the way it increases the value of your home. Metal has become an extremely popular choice for Australian home owners. The cost of steel and metal products is becoming extremely cost effective and the durability and design options are a clear strong selling point. Not the mention the fact that metal roofing can last up and an in excess of 25 years. There are many Brisbane metal roofing companies like Pro Build Roofing Brisbane who can install a metal roof to homes and commercial property.
Metal and Steel Roofing has a number of advantages over traditional tiles or asphalt products. The following is a list of the benefits of using this method.
1. Resistance to Hazards:
It is no surprise that metal roofing is more fire retardant than traditional, tiled roofing but what most people do not know is that the level of fire hazard which your home presents is taken into account when evaluating the entire worth of a given property. In addition to being unable to catch fire and, in many cases, repel the danger entirely, shingle roofing is prone to collapse inwards when there is a fire from below. This occurs due to the fact that there is far less tensile strength in tiles, firstly because they are made of much less sturdy material and, secondly, because shingle roofing is made up of many, small individual pieces, further reducing the overall strength of your roof. By stark contrast a metal roof is made of very few pieces and is, obviously, much stronger than shingling, this means that is far less likely to fall in upon you in the case of a in-house fire or similar hazard.
2. Walking Ability
A traditional tiled roof is very dangerous to walk around on, especially if steep or when wet, just go and ask any roofer that has experience on walking over tiles and they will tell you. In contrast a metal roof will allow you to move about the top of your building with far greater ease and is much less likely to collapse beneath you while doing so, as might a shingle roof. Shingled roofing may also come loose if old or improperly nailed when you are walking upon them which can lead to you tumbling off of the house – this is not a problem that metal roofing suffers from.
A metal roof will last far longer than tiles which is a big wallet saver as a tiled roof will need regular maintenance which will depend greatly on climate and the help involved in the last coating of shingles. Often there can be a vicious circle with cheap roofing – you will pay low cost labor to put up bad shingling which will then fall off very quickly and you will have to call the same people again because you do not have the money to hire out the more top tier roofing companies. If this is the case for you then it is almost always better to just make one big investment that will, in not much time, make a huge return on investment. This pertains not just to the cost of repairs but also to the overall value of your home should you choose to sell.
4. Metal is Green & Environmentally Friendly
This may seem strange, to say that metal is environmentally friendly, but it is true. The reason for this is that metal roofing is almost always created from recycled materials, such as tin and aluminum. Also, tile tar and tar waste generally have a bad effect on the ecosystem. All quality metal roofing, (such as the range from Colorbond) is recycled so this is the winner for environmentally friendly materials.
5. Is a Better Insulator
Tiles are good insulators but metal roofing is far superior. This probably sounds a little counter intuitive, since when most people thing of metals and temperature changes they think of sticking one’s tongue to a flagpole and being unable to remove it or holding a poker in the fire too long and getting burnt from the heat traveling up the red-hot handle. This is not the case with metal roofing since it can be lined with a wide variety of quality insulators, this is not true of shingles which do not have as much room because they need a larger support structure than metal.
So all in all metal roofing is the way to go whether you have found your dream home or whether your residence is only temporary and you plan on selling it off and moving sometime in the future. Having a new roof can add value to your property and added appeal to interested buyers. here is also the element that is, perhaps, the most questionable and subjective, the aesthetic appeal, or repulsion, of metal roofing. When one thinks of a metal roof over a house the image in one’s head is likely ugly and awkward, a hard, single sheet of thick metal with bolts all over the place. This image is so popular because there are very few houses with full metal roofing, only about ten percent of all housing is metal, the rest is shingle or something else. But metal roofing can be applied in wide variety of ways.
- Wavy Sheet: The wavy sheet type of metal roofing is one of the most popular, is light weight and very durable.
- Steel Sheets: This type of metal roofing looks very similar to traditional tiled roofing for a better physical appearance.
- Canopy: This is similar to a tile canopy but is made of metal and looks very rustic and old fashioned.
These are just a few examples of metal roofing that will protect and increase the value of your home without compromising the visual allure of your property.