Corrugated roofing is a hardy and versatile option for your home, and is more popular than ever – with your choice of traditional iron, as well as in polycarbonate and fiberglass corrugated roofing varieties.
Corrugated roofing – particularly the iron variety – is a great choice of roofing material in a country like Australia, where the elements can play havoc with man-made structures. So, what are the benefits of choosing a corrugated roofing solution?
1. It’s low maintenance
The main benefit of corrugated roofing is that it requires less maintenance. In addition to this, corrugated iron roofing (particularly if it is galvanised to prevent rust) generally lasts for decades, making it a wise investment.
2. It’s lightweight
As a building material, it is lightweight, meaning it does not put too much stress on the home’s structure. It is also non-combustible and able to withstand extreme weather conditions such as heat, rain, snow and strong winds.
3. It can be quiet
So, are there any downsides to corrugated iron roofing? Really, No, as long as you’ve got insulation blankets in your roof, it’s fine, as they deaden the noise of rain and stop heat getting in and cold getting out, and vice versa in the cooler months.
4. It can be used in all types of home
According to Bluescope steep, Corrugated iron roofing can be used on all types of homes. And there has been a recent surge in its popularity for residential use.
5. There are a number of choices
As well as iron roofing, corrugated fiberglass roofing is also available – although this is generally used in commercial buildings as a way to let in more natural light and cut down on electricity costs. In domestic settings, people are more likely to use polycarbonate corrugated roofing.
For example, someone might want a bit more light in the bathroom, so instead of using a conventional skylight, you might put polycarbonate sheeting on the roof to let light into the room. Polycarbonate sheeting doesn’t last as long as iron sheeting – it generally needs to be replaced every 10 years.
DIY or professional roofing contractor?
While adventurous home handymen might fancy having a go at laying corrugated roofing, the job is best left to the professionals. It can be dangerous to attempt your own roofing, and you have no guarantee on the workmanship if something does go wrong.
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