Queensland roofs face a wide variety of weather conditions, from intense heat to summer storms. In this climate, different homes require different roof materials, shapes, and sizes. In this blog, we share a guide to the best roofing materials for our most common Queensland roof types.
Having a quality roof will increase the value of your home, improve its overall strength, and structure, and add street appeal. Choosing the correct type of roof for your home is essential to protect your property from the elements.
The perfect roof for your house should be both attractive and give your home maximum protection.
The Best Roof Material for Queensland Homes
Colorbond roofs are one of the most popular roofing materials in Queensland, and for good reason too. Colorbond is a steel roofing material that has baked on colour to its surface. Check out the Colorbond Colour Chart to see the wide range of styles available.
Colorbond roofs are designed with an array of protective technologies such as Thermatech, a heat reflective technology that will reflect the sun’s rays to cool down your home.
Zincalume Roofs are similar to Colorbond, but slightly different in their makeup. These roofs aren’t painted and have a coating made from zinc, silicon, and aluminium.
Further, Zincalume is more environmentally and budget-friendly than many other steel roofs and will last four times longer than standard galvanised steel.
Concrete Tile Roofs are a good choice in providing protection against the Australian climate. These tiles are low maintenance, long lasting and highly insulating. Concrete tiles will also dramatically improve the streetscape value of your home.
Concrete tiles are made from a mixture of sand and cement and either have pigment mixed through the material or coated on top. An additional benefit of tiles is that if one does crack, you’ll only need to replace a single tile, rather than the full roof. Concrete tiles can also be painted over by a roofing professional to keep your home looking modern and fresh.
Popular Queensland Roof Types
Flat roofs are the most common option for modern houses. They are easy to build, clean, economical, and safe. A flat roof can be made from metal or cement.
A hipped roof is made of three or more angled surfaces that slope down from a ridge. This roof is best for coastal or windy areas and provides overall strength and protection.
A skillion roof is a flat roof that has a clearer pitch for water to run off. There is usually a single sloping surface. A skillion roof is easy to maintain.
Gabled roofs offer great space for an attic and are often used in combination with a hipped roof. They are easily recognised by their triangular shape.
A curved roof is expensive to install and maintain due to its complexity. The most famous example would be the Sydney Opera House roof.
If you would like to further explore the best suited roofing options available for your home, get in touch with the professionals at KWR Roofing. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (07) 3847 1031.