Choosing the Best Roofing Material in Cairns
When choosing a new roof installation or roof repairs Cairns businesses must find the right balance between durability, cost, and long lifespan. At Intrust Group, we’re the experts in roofing Cairns businesses can trust for high quality, cost-effective roof installations. Below, we look at some factors that influence the cost of a new roof. Below we compare different roofing materials and offer recommendations on the best options for commercial buildings.
Terracotta Roof Tiles
Terracotta is a timeless Australian roofing material used since the 19th century. Commonly a brick red or orange colour, they are long-lasting and create a unique heritage feel. While popular for older homes, they are generally a poor option for new commercial roofing projects as they are a lot more expensive and much heavier when compared to newer styles such as metal roofing.
Roof shingles are similar to tiles but offer a flatter, thinner profile. They can be made from asphalt, slate or wood and typically installed in an overlapping pattern. While helping to achieve a stylish and unique look, roof shingles are not the most practical option for commercial applications as they are more costly and not suitable for large buildings.
Light, durable, and affordable, metal roofing is the most popular option today for new roofing projects in Australia. The two most common types of metal roofing are Colorbond steel and Zincalume. Both are great options for commercial buildings due to their durability, design versatility, suitability for larger buildings and corrosion resistance. This means fewer roof repairs Cairns businesses will have to deal with.
Metal roofs are capable of withstanding varying extremes of Australian weather, require little maintenance and look great on a wide range of architectural styles. Unlike the other materials listed above, metal roofing is also a great option for low-pitch or flat roofs, which are more common in commercial and industrial buildings.
Installations and Roof Repairs in Cairns
At Intrust Group, we specialise in installing metal roofing, with the option of Colorbond or Zincalume steel. Metal roofing is cost-efficient, highly durable, sustainable, long-lasting, energy efficient, lightweight, and suitable for essentially any architectural style.
To find out more or to get started, get in touch with the experts in roofing Cairns businesses can trust. Call 07 4049 2867 or contact us online.