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Installing a New Roof

Hello, my name is Liam. I live in a rural community which is located about 200km away from Alice Springs, Australia. Life in the Outback can be hard, so the entire community needs to look after itself. Since I moved out here from the big city, I have learnt lots of cool skills that I didn't know before. One of these skills is roofing. When my neighbour's roof began to leak, he called me over and we worked together to install a new one. He taught me lots of cool tips and tricks which I have written about below. Enjoy!


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Benefits of Metal Roofing for Residential Homes

Metal is an excellent option if you're replacing your roofing material. It's lighter than concrete and terracotta tiles, so it won't put an unnecessary strain on a house structure. Thus, it's often unproblematic to swap from tiles to metal. Alternatively, you might want to replace your existing metal roof. Here are several benefits.

Energy Efficient

Metal roofing helps make your home more energy-efficient, and it suits diverse climates. You'll need to customise your choices for the best results. For example, if you live in a hot region, choose metal sheets with a reflective coat that bounces solar radiation away. Less heat will then transfer through the roof to your home, which will remain cooler. Another possibility is to install a pale-coloured roof. This helps as light hues reflect more heat than darker ones, which tend to absorb warmth.

You can also complement a metal roof if you live in a cold climate. Contractors can lay an insulating blanket under the sheets. Additionally, you can install insulation between the ceiling joists. With roof coatings, colour, and insulation choices, metal roofs can make your house more energy-efficient.


Lightweight roofing, such as metal, provides advantages during a replacement. Less hefty materials are easier and cheaper to transport. Plus, they're simpler to lift on top of a house.

Because metal is relatively light and malleable, it can be used for vast roofing areas and creative geometric shapes. More lightweight roofs don't require as much building reinforcement or as many vertical supports. Metal can also be shaped to create curved and arched roofing.

Colour Choices

Metal roofs come in various colours. You could install silver corrugated sheets for a classic rustic look. Alternatively, pick from a vast array of colours in heritage shades and muted organic tones that evoke the natural environment. For example, you can choose from blues, greens, and reds. Alternatively, go for a sandy beige or cream. Metal roofs can also be painted, offering endless colour choices.


Metal roofs are constructed to withstand the elements and harsh conditions. So once you install these roofs, they will often last for decades. Different coatings prevent the metal from rusting. For example, galvanised steel has a covering of zinc.

Because coastal atmospheres are particularly salty, moist, and corrosive, you might opt for marine-grade metal roofing supplies if you live near the sea. Some of these varieties use stainless steel, which naturally resists rust.