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Types of Roofs in Adelaide

Roof replacements in Adelaide come in different types of materials. The most popular materials used in roof replacements are Colorbond, Metal, or Tiles. Some older homes may have asbestos roofing, which we recommend having professionally removed by a licensed asbestos roof replacement company, like Roof & Render SA.

In the following sections, we’ll consider the wide variety of roofing materials that are available to you.
Whilst there are many types to choose from, and each its own unique selling points.

Colorbond Roofing

Colorbond roofing is one of the most popular options, and is also best material to work with for several reasons.

  1.  It’s lightweight – since Colorbond roofing comes in long sheets, the weight is distributed across a wider area which means unlike tiled roofs, your underlying structure won’t have to be reinforced to support additional weight. This also makes it easier to work.
  2. It doesn’t crack – picture this, having to climb up on your roof only to hear a gut wrenching *crunch*, which likely means your roof tile(s) have cracked. Unlike terracotta roof tiles, Colorbond is made of treated zinc-aluminium that won’t crack when stepped on.
  3. It’s stylish – your home is an extension of your personality and style. If you really want to make your house a home, Colorbond roofing comes in over 20 different colours to choose from.
  4. It’s durable – by now you can probably see we’re a bit biased toward Colorbond roofing, but for good reason. The average melting point of steel higher than molten lava, or even fiercest bushfire. Not only do we install Colorbond roofing with a special fire retardant under layer, but your new roof will also shrug off lightning strikes.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing comes in a variety of materials including aluminum, copper, and steel. You may even see much older homes with tin roofing.  Metal roofs remain a popular option for a variety of reasons:

  1. They’re solid – a metal roof provides solid hail protection and impact resistance at a competitive price.
  2. It’s insulated – metal roofing has changed a lot over the last few decades and now
    provides improved insulation with sun reflective coating. 
  3. It’s environmentally friendly – metal roofing can be made of anywhere between 25% to
    95% recycled materials, and is 100% recyclable at the end of its life span.
  4. It’s durable – they are extremely durable, non-combustible, will not rust and are built to last over 50 years.

Tiled Roof

Tiled roofing remains widely used in South Australia and chances are some older homes in your neighbourhood may still be covered in terracotta (clay), cement or concrete tiles. Whilst tiled roofs offer dependable thermal and acoustic insulation there are some limitations:

  1. Tiled roofing provides a classic, yet dated appearance. Unlike Colorbond roofing, you do not have over 20 colours to choose from – which eventually can undermine the
    resale value of your home.
  2. Tiled roofing lasts over fifty years, but costs more to repair than metal roofing. In
    fact, over their lifespan, repairs end up costing more than the initial cost of metal roofing.
  3. Tiles are brittle and are prone to cracking. They may even become dislodged by high winds and turn into potent missiles.
  4. They are a breeding ground for moss – Mother Nature is anything if not persistent. If your roof is tree shaded and facing north, moss will quickly spread and fill in gaps between shingles and tiles. Over time, this will heave up shingles and allow rainwater and moisture to penetrate and cause decay.

Get Started with a Roof Replacement

At Roof & Render SA, we have over 100 years of experience, and believe that quality should never be sacrificed for cost. If you’re worried about the cost of a new roof, you can get started from as little as $75 per week. We offer unmatched expertise that is sure to leave you extremely satisfied with your roof replacement.