Metal Roofing Specialists in Brisbane
When it comes to roofs, homeowners and businesses need solutions that they can rely on over the years to protect them from all the elements. Metal roofing is a great option for this, in part because of its renowned durability.
These roofs work wonders to stave off heat, rain, and even fire, keeping homes safe and efficient all year round. And with so many style options, colours, and sheet sizes to choose from, your roof can also add style to your home or business.
High-quality roofing installation services are our specialty. We offer efficient, professional installations and can consult with you about which material and design will work best for your home or business.
If you want to learn more about metal roofing, check out our other resources:
1. How Much Does Metal Roofing Cost in Brisbane?
2. How to Choose the Best Metal Roofing Supplier in Brisbane
3. How To Know When Your Roof Needs Replacing
Why you should choose metal roofing in Brisbane
Metal roofing is one of the most durable options available on the market. Compared to tiles that can be easily damaged, you never have to worry about damage to your roof from a strong storm – hail included.
This material resists more than just heavy rains. It is naturally fire resistant, giving your structure an extra line of external defence. Insects, moulds, and mildew are also deterred by metal surfaces, so you don’t have to worry about build up or infestation.
Here are additional questions you should ask a contractor:
- They are energy efficient and can keep the heat out during the day to reduce your utility bill.
- They are eco-friendly and often made from recycled materials and recycled when replaced.
- They come in many styles and finishes that give your home or business a modern look.
- They are lightweight and don’t put any additional strain on your existing roof structure.
- They work great on roofs with even the most minimal pitch without the worry of build up.
- They are extremely low maintenance and come with long warranties of at least 30 years.
Is metal roofing worth it over other materials?
One question we get asked often is whether metal really is worthwhile over other, or more typical, materials. Classic slated singles, ceramic or terracotta tiles, and timber all have their purposes. They also have their drawbacks.
For one, nothing will be as durable as a metal roof. They’re specifically designed to hold up to the elements while enhancing the energy efficiency of the building below. While these roofs are often warrantied for up to 30 years, they can last for 50-70 years while requiring little to no maintenance.
Metal roofing is also more eco-friendly than tile or shingles, coming from predominately recycled material and made to remain in place for decades. You can also restore a metal roof rather than rip off and replacing a more traditional timber or tiled one. This ensures you get even more out of your investment while continuing to keep materials out of landfills.
If design is what you’re after, metal roofing an achieve this, too. Colorbond, as the name implies, comes in an entire catalogue of powder-coated colourways to match any aesthetic. Just be sure to choose something that will be timeless since Colorbond roofing materials are made to last.
Does it take long to install metal roofing?
When you leave it to a licensed, professional metal roofing Brisbane contractor, your project can be completed in just a couple of days. The roof comes in interlocking or overlapping panels of various lengths that are quick and easy to lay out and install.
If you are having your existing roof replaced, it may take a bit longer for the old roof materials to be removed and the substructure prepared.
How to choose a professional metal roofing contractor in Brisbane
Start your search by narrowing down the field to only metal roofing contractors with many, many years of direct experience. Then, confirm that anyone you are remotely considering is fully licensed and insured. You need to be confident that the people working on your home or business can be trusted to do the job right.
Here are additional questions you should ask a contractor:
- Will your team be doing the work or do you use subcontractors?
- Can I speak with prior customers about their experience with you?
- Do you manage all of the required permits and permissions?
- What workmanship or additional warranties do you offer?
- How long will my particular project take to complete?
- Do you handle the removal of all waste or prior materials?
If you want to learn more, check out our guide for choosing the best metal roof provider.
What is the cost?
Pricing is dictated mostly by the size and material of the roof. From there, a contractor will be able to provide an estimate for the hardware and panels as well as the labour needed for the installation. On average, it can cost between $7,000-10,000 to install a roof sized 140 square metres.
The table below can help guide your budgeting based on your needs. These figures include materials and labour combined.
If you want to learn more, check out our article about metal roof cost.
|Average Cost per Square Metre
How long will the roof last?
It is not uncommon for these roofs to last near 60-70 years when professionally installed. Most metal roofing materials are warranted for up to 30 years, which will also provide you coverage in case something comes up with a panel that needs repair.
In Queensland, all professional contractors should provide a workmanship warranty of up to six years. This further protects you against any cosmetic or structural defects that can happen as part of the installation.
Why Choose Us
We provide all of our customers with high-quality, fully customised installations. Knowing the ins and outs of these roofs in particular puts us in a unique position to provide expert advice and support for all residential and commercial clients.
We prioritize the customer experience with consistent communication, fast free quotes, and teams of only the best trades professionals. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure that we excel on any project that we are working on, no matter the size or price.
If you would like to make an enquiry or have any questions regarding our roof types, repairs and re-roofing, call us on 📞0432 660 047.
Frequently asked questions about metal roofing Brisbane
Can I install my own roof?
No – You will need a licensed contractor to take care of this for you. Many jobs require permits and must be done to regulation or code.
Leave the task to teams that are highly experienced with this work. Improper installation could void any warranty you could have qualified for, not to mention the damage to your home from water seepage.
Is this type of roof loud?
Most of the time, you won’t hear a sound. However, when it rains, the roof can amplify the sound. This is typically only an issue in areas that experience frequent or heavy rainfall, cyclones, or hailstorms. There are some options to insulate against the noise from the inside of the roof structure.
Do I need to worry about repairs or maintenance?
this type of roof is outstandingly durable. But just like any other material exposed to the elements, they can experience wear or damage in time. In many cases, you can have a contractor evaluate your roof and make minor repairs without the need for a full replacement. Most of these issues stem from:
- Damage or denting from debris or structural impact in severe storms
- Corrosion or rust in areas near salt water or humid climate
- Creaking or warping from frequent temperature extremes
Can I install solar panels on this type of roof?
Absolutely. In fact, solar panels tend to perform better when installed over metal as opposed to tile or other materials. The metal roofing reflects light to the panels to give them higher efficiency and power output. It can also help insulate your home along with solar panels to keep the heat out in the first place.
Is the roof going to attract lightning?
When we think of lightning and electricity, we think of metal as a great conductor. However, these roofs do not attract lightning any more than other materials. You can also have peace of mind that this type of roof is naturally noncombustible. Of course, you can speak with a lightning mitigation specialist if you are concerned or want to go the extra mile.
Can I stay in my house while you install my new roof?
While the work might be a bit noisy, you can certainly remain in your home throughout the project. The actual installation is non-invasive to your main living area.