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What You Need to Know about Roof Materials

What You Need to Know about Roof Materials

When it comes to roofing materials, you’re often faced with a lot of choices but not much useful information. We are going to give you a quick overview of the different types of roofing materials and their uses and design choices.

Metal Roofing

Metal roofing comes in many different forms and is extremely popular in Australia for its low cost and versatility in many different types of housing and commercial building designs.

The most common types of metal roofing are:

  • Colorbond roofing: Colorbond roofing is one of the most popular types of metal roofing in Australia. Colorbond roofing comes with a strong brand reputation for extremely high-quality materials and a truly huge range of different colour choices.
  • Sheet metal roofing: Also very popular, particularly for larger buildings or more complex building designs, sheet metal roofing is low-cost, low-maintenance, and suitable for just about any type of roof design.
  • Aluminium roofing: Modern aluminium roofing is lightweight, rust resistant, and suitable for many different roles. This roofing is particularly popular for complex roofing designs.

Polycarbonate Roofing

Polycarbonate roofing and fibreglass roofing are very much part of the new wave of designer roofing in Australia. These very tough roofing options offer a stunning range of design choices, including heat transmission control options and light management solutions.


Depending on the design of your home, these different types of roofing offer many high-value benefits:

Metal roofing and Colorbond roofing have earned their popularity in Australia through their exceptional reliability and very low maintenance costs. The cost factor is important, particularly for larger buildings, where other types of roofing may be prohibitively expensive.

Polycarbonate and fibreglass roofing are justly popular for their extraordinary versatility and adaptability to modern architectural designs. If you are unfamiliar with these types of roofing, it’s a good idea to research the latest home designs and see what’s possible. Be prepared for an astonishing and exciting range of designs.

In practice, modern Australian roofing is often a combination of metal roofing and polycarbonate/fibreglass roofing. The different types of roofing have different applications, and architects and designers often use these combinations to create astonishingly beautiful home designs.

Cost of Roofing Materials

More good news for homeowners – the cost of using these different types of roofing is comparatively cheap. All these types of roofing can be used in any home design, without any serious budget risks.

Metal roofing, Colorbond roofing, and polycarbonate/fibreglass roofing are notably cheaper than conventional tile roofing, too. They are also much easier to repair, which is another reason architects and designers prefer these types of roofing.

Trying to Choose the Materials for Your Roof in Sydney?

For expert help choosing the materials for your roof in Sydney, just call the One Stop Roofing Shop. You can phone us, contact us online, or drop by our showroom in Caringbah and speak directly to our roofing professionals.