Iron roofing commands a good reputation in the market because of its unique qualities that appeal to most consumers. Since these roofing materials are lightweight, quick to install, and easy to customise into most designs, Mornington Peninsula homeowners are easily convinced to use them in their houses or in other projects.
However, not all people are into aesthetics or convenience in choosing metal roofing. Some go for a more functional approach or a long-term vision in investing on this type of roofing. In these times, where costs can literally go through the roof, it is wise to opt for the corrugated roofing iron which has certain properties that, when taken into account, will actually get you some savings in the long run. People are natural penny-pinchers, and that’s quite understandable — especially in a shaky financial climate. So to help add up to your savings, here are some reasons why corrugated iron is the most cost-efficient roof material for your home:
Corrugated roofing iron will last longer than other materials, such as roof tiles. Roofing Iron can last up to 30 years – even more, if no untoward incident occurs. This is a huge come-on for prospective homeowners because of the best value for money it brings. If you consider the initial costs of an iron roof and stretch the price over a few decades, you definitely will have the most savings long-term, unlike other materials which you need to replace after every 10 years or so.
In previous years, rust would have been a big problem with corrugated roofs, but that has been addressed by numerous engineered coatings that make sure the iron is protected from corrosion.
Metal roofing in areas such as the Mornington Peninsula and Bayside locations generally requires little to no maintenance, if installed properly. These roofs are invulnerable to rotting, insects/pests and rust (as mentioned earlier). They are also fire-proof and prevent the growth of algae, which can be a problem in areas that receive large amounts of precipitation in the rainy or winter season.
This is probably the most underrated part of corrugated roofing, but is now being discussed especially in the construction of green homes and environment-friendly dwellings. Since metal roofing has a reflectivity factor, light energy coming from the sun will bounce back into the atmosphere, leaving relatively cooler temperatures inside the house. What this translates to is that people can save up on electricity costs, particularly during the hot summer, by not having to use home appliances to address the heat. This is a huge cost-efficient marker, especially when the lifetime of a metal roofing is put into context.
Author Profile: Dave Souths resides on the Mornington Peninsula and is a qualified roofer and a DIY’er. He creates blog posts on building, roofing, bathroom renovations and vegie gardens. In his spare time he likes to visit the local attractions such as the Hot Springs in Rye and the various cafes of Main Street, Mornington. To purchase roofing sheets, guttering and other metal roof materials, he visits websites like www.baysideroofingmaterials.com.au.