Your roof is one of the most important parts of your property. This is why you need to know about the different types of roofing available. The materials used for Sydney roofing needs to be carefully considered because of the environment.
Sydney Roofing Using Steel
Steel sheeting is a non-combustible, rugged and super strong roofing material making it ideal for Sydney roofing. Steel roofs can last for up to 4 decades and the finish can last 2 decades before it starts to flake. Steel roofing is also very easy to install can could be fully installed in a week for a single storey home.
Terracotta And Concrete Roofing
Tiles are a low maintenance, long wearing and high insulation roofing material. Tiles have been made to last up to 50 years when in terracotta and 20 years for concrete. When using terracotta tiles the color will not decrease over time because they are kiln-fired and topped with a glaze to lock the color in.
Tiles are ideal for any area of Australia and will not erode in the salty air of the coastal regions. If one of the tiles does crack it is easy to replace it without having to replace the entire roof. Tiles are also easy to install and an average single storey building can be completed in 1 to 3 days.
Zinc And Copper Cladding
If you want more than just a roof over your head then specialty metals are the best choice. Copper and zinc are durable and many people believe they get better with age. It will take much longer to install these metal roofs when compared with the more traditional steel roof. This is due to the fact that these roofs require plywood substrates and different seaming techniques.
This type of roofing will also need the finest craftsmanship. It is important that you do not look for the cheapest quote when installing a copper or zinc roof. These roofs will last for approximately 80 years or more on average.
Bluestone And Synthetic Slate
When it comes to architectural classics bluestone and slate are up there with hardwood floors. The primary disadvantage of slate is that it is heavy and will become hard to install. Synthetic slate is easier to handle and more affordable than traditional slate. To install a slate or synthetic slate roof you will need to allocate 2 to 3 weeks.