New metal roofs are sleek, modern…. and often a ‘down the track’ project for home renovators. Installing a completely new roof can seem overwhelming – who could blame you for bumping it down the ‘to do’ list?
The removal of tiles and having them replaced with metal doesn’t have to be a major headache. An experienced and qualified plumber can take care of the project for you. In fact, here are five great reasons to take that final step and tick that last item of ‘new metal roof’ off your home improvement list:
New metal roofs look like a million bucks… well, at least around $12K
Once you’ve tried all the usual ‘street appeal’ tactics, your freshly painted exterior and nice tidy front yard are going to really show up that saggy, cracked or rusty roof. It can really bring down the overall effect and negatively impact the resale value of your home. The good news is that a new roof will increase your resale value by an average of almost $12,000!
There’s a metal roof to suit every style of home
Here on the Surf Coast – especially in Geelong – there are a lot of lovely period homes. Metal red roofs are a great way to update broken, mossy terracotta tiles, while maintaining the same look and feel.
Further along the coast – through townships like Torquay, Jan Juc and Anglesea – the classic 60s and 70s style beach homes are being brought into this century with flash new colour schemes and new metal roofs to match.
A new metal roof can stand up to the elements
Home owners in seaside areas, such as Lorne and Aireys Inlet, are better off choosing one of the new metal roofing options for their durability. As well as staying put in high winds and rain, the modern coatings on metal roofs stand up well to the corrosion that often comes along with salty sea air.
Because most new metal roofs last for decades without peeling, cracking or fading, it’s likely to be the only roof you ever need to install. Some manufacturers offer limited warranties that last up to 50 years!
New metal roofs are a greener choice
Made with recycled aluminium and steel, the materials used in metal roofing can be recovered easily and used repeatedly (its almost 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life). This makes it one of the most sustainable options on the market.
When installed correctly by a qualified plumber, metal roofing can also reduce your energy bills. By reflecting 75%-85% of the sun’s rays, you’ll cut down on cooling costs. You’ll also enjoy a reduction in your heating bills – metal roofing works well with insulation systems to lock in the heat.
Installation of skylights and solar tubes is easy with a new metal roof. These small additions can bring natural light into darker areas of your home, reducing the need to use artificial lighting during the day (reducing your electricity bills even further).
You’ll pass any inspection with flying colours
If you decide to sell your home, the condition of your roof can have a bigger impact on sale than you might think. Not only is a leaky, damaged roof a real turn-off for buyers, it is one of the first areas a good building inspector or appraiser will look at. Having your old roof replaced is often a great investment, making your property more attractive financially as well as creating more visual appeal.
Contact Franklin Plumbing for your new metal roof today
To start planning your metal roofing project, or for any other plumbing needs, contact Franklin Plumbing. Because we service all locations from Geelong, through to Aireys inlet, Fairhaven and Lorne, no matter where you are on the Surf Coast, you can be sure a Franklin plumber is never far away.