Steel roofing delivers several advantages over conventional roofing materials when it comes to new builds, renovations and replacements.
Superior all-weather performance
Rain, hail or shine, steel roofing sheets can withstand all kinds of knocks from weather-related events. Steel roofing is extremely weather resistant because the steel sheets form a single seamless roof surface from ridge to gutter, unlike layers of tiles. Other roofing materials may get damaged in severe hailstorms and allow water to enter the roof; however, steel roofs will remain intact. Lysaght steel roof sheeting won’t hold the heat in like cement or concrete tiles, allowing the roof and home to cool more quickly in summer.
Strong, durable and secure
Lysaght steel roofing is strong and allows for long spans to create more open living spaces in the home. Steel is resistant to fire, termites and warping, ensuring a long-life, durable performance. Even in terms of security, steel roofing sheets are securely fixed to every roof batten, unlike tiles that can be lifted to gain entry into the home.
Greater design freedom
Lysaght steel roofing comes in a range of attractive profiles and colours to suit any home, unlike tiles that offer limited variations in design and colour. Steel sheets can be curved and shaped, and used on roof pitches as low as one degree, providing greater freedom in roof design. Being lightweight, steel roofing gives greater flexibility in locating internal walls and creating open living spaces.
Quick and efficient construction
The lightweight nature of steel allows quick installation with minimal hassles, reducing construction time and helping with material savings. The low weight of steel roofing additionally reduces the load on the building’s structure, minimising the risk of walls cracking and roof sagging. Roof tiles have additional equipment and handling requirements for installation, while construction is quicker and easier with steel roofing as it can be lifted on site in long lengths, simplifying installation and reducing labour costs.