Everything you need to know about metal roofing

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When looking for a new roof for your property, it is important to consider different roofing materials to decide which is best for your requirements. Metal roofing is becoming more popular than ever, so let’s take a look at some reasons why:


Businesses are becoming more environmentally conscious and are taking steps to ensure that they leave as small a carbon footprint as possible. Metal roofs are a great option for businesses in this regard because they are often made up of over 25% recycled materials, and almost 100% of them can be recycled after their use, making them one of the most sustainable roofing options. Metal roofs also require minimal resources during manufacturing and contain zero petroleum by-products.

Long life span

Metal roofs can last for 70 years or more in most cases, depending on which metal you choose, so you can be sure that your investment will be worthwhile. Asphalt roofing materials generally need to be replaced every 20 years, whereas metal roofs are often covered with a protective coating to prevent rust and reduce maintenance costs so your roof will last a lifetime.

Energy efficient

Metal roofs reflect solar rays rather than absorbing heat like other common roofing materials and are perfect for warmer climates. The lighter the colour of the metal you choose, the greater its cooling abilities will be, saving you money on cooling your home.


Metal roofs are fire-resistant, unlike other roofing materials like asphalt, and are not prone to cracking, rotting or leaking, reducing maintenance costs and the likelihood of repairs in the long run. Metal is also not prone to infestation by pests such as rodents or termites and can withstand the impact of falling debris or hail, depending on the type of metal used.

For more information about commercial re-roofing, be sure to contact the experts at Murphys Remedial Builders by calling us at (02) 9578 9600 or emailing us at info@murphysgroup.com.au.

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