What Makes Metal Roofing Come Out On Top?

Metal roofing is without a doubt one of the most popular roofing options in the Australian construction industry, and manufacturers and suppliers of metal roofing products alike are cashing in big money due to this trend. But just to make sure we are on the same page, let's assume you're oblivious to the many benefits associated with metal roofing.

Here is a rundown of some good reasons as to why metal roofing is the number-one choice for so many building owners across Australia.

Excellent Durability 

We have seen roofs come and quickly become phased out of the market simply because they cannot bear up against different climates and the ever-changing weather conditions. Metal roofs can protect your family and the interiors of your home against all sorts of weather including torrential rains, high winds, snow storms, and heavy hail storms. Metal is in itself a hard-wearing material because of its remarkable strength to weight ratio. Couple that with the fact that metal roofing products are galvanised and/or painted to provide extra protection against rust and corrosion. What you get is a roofing product that will outlast most of the roofing products being offered on the market today. 

And, let's not forget – insects can't eat metal, so you don't need to worry about insect incursions. In addition, metal won't go up in flames, so it can prevent fire from quickly spreading to the rest of your building.


Building your roof with heavy materials can be really time-consuming and labour-intensive. As roofing products made of metal are lightweight, they can be quickly transported to the building site for installation, and installation times are relatively much faster. This means metal roofing is a perfect choice for lightweight buildings such as wooden houses, which might not have the strength to support the weight of a heavy roofing materials. But that does not necessarily means metal roofing cannot be installed on heavyweight structures like concrete houses. As long as installation work is done correctly, a metal roof will remain strong and firm throughout its lifespan.

Great Appearance

Another good reason why metal roofing is very popular among Aussie building owners is because it comes in a selection of colours, shapes and profiles so as to give various aesthetic styles. Different colours are oven-baked so they can last despite being constantly being exposed to the elements. If you go for a metal roof, it will keep looking spectacular for several years to come, making your building's beauty stand out in the entire neighbourhood. 

Clearly, metal roofing is a lightweight roofing option that offers heavyweight advantages. In case you were not aware of this, hopefully you are now!