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What is the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

What is the Average Lifespan of a Roof?

The life expectancy of a roof depends on a lot of different factors. Things such as roof design, climate, quality of installation and regular maintenance can determine how long your roof lasts. But above all, the lifespan of your roof will depend on the material it’s made of.

Let’s explore some of the most common materials and how long you should expect them to last.

Adding Insulation to Your Roof

Adding Insulation to Your Roof

We don’t always realise the pivotal role that gutters play in protecting our homes from bush fire damage and leaks, but keeping your gutters clean is your best chance of avoiding any of these mishaps.

 

Your gutters collect runoff rain and transport it off of your roof and into downpipes that release the rain to the ground. They also collect leaves and other debris that can cause a blockage, so it is important to regularly clean your gutters to prevent fire and leak damage.

How Storms Affect Your Roof

How Storms Affect Your Roof

Storms can be quite powerful and can greatly affect not only your roof, but also your home. When winds and rain pick up to cyclonic levels, your roof may be at severe risk of structural damage, posing a greater safety risk to you and your family.

No matter what type of roof you have, be it metal or tile, there is a risk of a storm causing some damage.

Choosing a Roofing Material

Choosing a Roofing Material

If it’s time for a new roof, the first thing you need to determine is what kind of roofing material you will use. The two most common forms of roofing material in Australia are metal and tile, and there are pros and cons to each of them, so you should choose wisely.

A new roof can be one of the most expensive aspects of your home, so you’ll want to put lots of consideration into this decision.

Choosing the Colour of Your Roof

Choosing the Colour of Your Roof

Choosing a roof colour is important in the general aesthetic flow of your home. It is important to find a colour that coordinates with and highlights the fixed elements of your home, such as the architectural style of your home as it relates to the location.

Do you have a contemporary mansion, a coastal cottage, a country villa? There are many factors that go into choosing the colour of your roof. Let’s explore them now!