What are the benefits of a solid roof?
A good roof will primarily protect you from adverse weather conditions. It should insulate your home and deflect the hot Perth rays away from your home. A leaky, noisy roof isn’t much benefit to anyone! The roof should also compliment your home well and the maintenance should be reasonable. There is often a tradeoff between style and maintenance. A good roof will also last longer. It’s much easier to pay twice the price for a roof that lasts twice as long, as it is less of a headache in the long run.
What is the cheapest roofing material for a Perth home?
If you are trying to cut costs, then asphalt shingles are the best. They are cheaper than any other roofing material. They are also the easiest to install. The obvious issue is that these are not the longest-lasting of roofing materials. The average lifespan is about 15 years, but you can get 25 if you do proper maintenance. It’s worth bearing in mind that asphalt shingles are not thermally efficient. They absorb the rays of the sun easily instead of reflecting it outwards like some other materials.
Can I install a metal roof over shingles?
Yes. This is one of the reasons why metal roofs are growing in popularity, despite not having the best look. Installation does not require tearing off an existing roof, which is a huge job that requires a lot of work and thought. This is another reason you should consult a professional like Bob Fougere before you install a roof. They do not come off easily and it is a time-consuming process. If you are putting on a roof, make sure it lasts!
What are the benefits of wooden roofing in Perth?
Wooden roofs have a unique appeal, typically made of wood shingles. It’s safe to say that a wooden roof is probably the most pleasing to look at of them all. A wooden roof, often made from cedar or another hardwood, is very energy efficient and is resistant to humidity. They are environmentally friendly and easy to repair versus other roofing materials for Perth homes.
What is the best material for roofing?
This depends on what you are looking for. Metal roofing can last for 50 years or longer and is practically maintenance-free. The cost varies widely, depending on what metal or alloy you select. Metal is energy efficient and can easily reflect heat outwards. They are also fire-resistant. The only real downside is the style/look of the roof and the fact that they are noisy.
One of the best materials for roofing in Perth would have to be wood shingles. Though they are quite expensive, they look great and last between 30 - 50 years. They do require maintenance, but it is worth it if you really value the look the only wood shingles can bring. If the price is not an option, then slate tiles are hands down the best material, with a lifespan of 100 years or longer. But they are extremely expensive.
Call Bob Fougere to find out what kind of roofing material is right for you on 0439 090 287 now!