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What Are The Benefits Of Metal Roofs?

30 June 2020

What Are The Benefits Of Metal Roofs?

New Metal Roofs – Why More Australians Choose Metal 

Have you ever wondered why metal roofing is fast becoming the most popular choice for Australian homeowners? You only need to take a quick look around at newly constructed homes in your neighborhood to see freshly installed new metal roofs in action. 

As your home’s first line of defense against the elements and one of the largest surface areas on display, the choice of roofing material is one of both function and style. When it comes to dealing with the extremes of Australia’s climate, metal roofing is ideal. 

Praised for its durability, affordability, and versatility, metal roofing in Port Macquarie has numerous advantages compared to other materials.

 Highly Durable

 The biggest advantage of metal roofs by far is their overall durability. New metal roofs are able to last up to 60 years and many manufacturers like Colorbond steel roofs are designed to withstand Australia’s harsh conditions. Corrosion-resistant and protective against all types of weather extremes – from high winds to hail – metal roofing is easily the toughest material available.

 Huge Range Of Colours & Styles 

With a huge selection of colours, textures, and designs to choose from, new metal roofs are also extremely versatile when it comes to improving the overall aesthetic appeal of your home.

With new metal roofs, you never have to sacrifice style for practicality. Colours are usually oven-baked on to ensure your roof maintains its vibrant style for years before noticeable signs of flaking or cracking.

Energy Efficient

Most new metal roofs such as Colorbond roofs are designed to be thermally efficient. Using specialised pigment, they reflect much of the heat during the day and cool down quickly at night due to their lightweight fabrication. In the colder months, metal roofs with proper insulation are also effective at trapping heat inside the home.

Low Maintenance 

Another notable advantage of metal roofing is how little maitnance is required to keep them looking their best. Designed for longevity, areas that aren’t regularly washed by rainwater only need to be washed approximately once every 6 months. Compared to tiled roofs that require substantial ongoing maintenance to keep their appearance,  taking care of your metal roof is a breeze.


Even at the end of its long life, steel roofing 100% recyclable. Once it has reached its use-by date, it can be reused for other purposes, making it one of the more sustainable choices for new roofing options.

Quick To Install

If you’re replacing your existing roof and looking for a quick and effective process, steel roofing is ideal. Because the single metal sheets are able to span a wide area, the time it takes to cover your whole roof is dramatically reduced.


Because the time it takes to install is much quicker, it also makes it one of the most affordable option available as well. For homeowners looking to give their home a makeover on a budget, you simply can’t beat the affordability of new metal roofs. It’s an elegant style and competitive pricing means you don’t have to break the bank to achieve a stunning result. 

Get In Touch For Expert Metal Roofing Advice In Port Macquarie

 For more information on new metal roofing in Port Macquarie, get in touch with our roofing experts at O’Brien Plumbing & Roofing Port Macquarie. Our team specialises in roof repairs, replacement, and new Colorbond roof installations. 

Get in touch with us to learn more about the benefits of metal roofing or for information on quotes and pricing. Contact us online or call us today on (02) 6581 4589


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