Although metal roofs are now the rage in many parts of Australia, you can still rely on slate and shingle roofs to protect your family. The good news is that current options for roofing in Perth also add value to your home.
Here’s a short discussion by Permacoat.
Slate roofing will put a dent on your budget, but because of the benefits you will be happy to invest. Slate tiles look great whether your home’s overall architectural design is modern or traditional. Perhaps the best thing is that it looks great with all sorts of building materials, including brick, concrete or rendered masonry. Another plus for slate roofing is the ease of installation. It should not take long for a professional crew to install the slate tiles on a galvanised iron frame. Your new roof will be ready on schedule.
Another option is terracotta tiles, which are also a bit on the pricey side. But if you have the wherewithal, it definitely looks better and lasts longer than concrete tiles. Terracotta tiles are ideal for locations that receive little snow and plenty of sun. If cost is an issue, then you can always go for high quality concrete tiles. Find a product that does not fade quickly.
Shingles are flatter and thinner than tiles, and are usually made from asphalt, slate, timber, composite or fibre cement. The overlapping pattern effectively protects the house from moisture infiltration. Asphalt shingles are affordable and offer effective protection against fire and hail as well. If your budget only allows you to purchase asphalt shingles, you have to schedule regular maintenance and see about immediate repairs so that minor damages do not develop into bigger problems.
Timber shingles made using western red cedar or local hardwoods are popular in Australia as well. Some products undergo additional processing to improve their water repellent capacity. If you want your home to stand out, go for a decorative pattern instead of a standard installation.
Shingles and tiles are facing intense competition from new and exciting roofing products. However, many Australians still prefer these classic options because of their reliability and versatility.