Roofing Options and the Costs Involved

Having a roof over your head is essential. It is in good condition more so! Beyond its type and its features, it is also your taste that will influence the choice of the future roof of your home. Like the classic style tiles or slates? Or you rather opt for a green roof or roof terrace? Aussie Roofing, a roof restoration company based in Melbourne, specialising in leaking roof repairs have prepared the bel;ow content to helping assisting you on selecting the right roofing type for you property.

roof-repairBoth are very beautiful visually, but completely different. Whether renovation or construction, the first thing to do is to learn about things possible and which are prohibited. So you will not get up and discovering that your dream flat roof or tiles to specific colours cannot be implemented.

Tiled roof

The tiled roofs are most common. Their advantages are numerous: they demonstrate strength of durability and aesthetics. Some tiles are flat, other shaped semicircular interlocking or without interlocking.

You can find traditional tiles, Roman tiles, the roof tiles, Roman tiles, large mold or mold small tiles … Our article on the tiles can enlighten you about your future choices.

Still, it will be determined by the regulations in your area and in your area. Take time to talk with your roofer if you have one and make a visit to your Mayor!

Slate roofs

The slate  is a carrier material that resists time and the elements. It is considered that its lifetime is greater than 100 years. With a beautiful aesthetic slate is resistant foam but can rust. Its colour ranges from black to bluish black.
We find this type of roof mainly Pays de Loire, Brittany, in the Ardennes and in Paris. A slate roof provides good insulation and is recyclable.

Before making his choice of slate, we must s’ information from local authorities , such as the town hall of your place of residence, the regulations do not always allow the installation of a slate roof.

Finally, be aware that the slate remains fragile and it is not possible to walk on.
The installation of a slate roof is a complex operation. To call on specialists roofing slate is essential.

Metal roofing

The metal roofs are made of copper, zinc, lead or aluminium. The zinc is widespread. It is an acclaimed material, because it is very durable, waterproof and foam are not proliferating. Several solutions are possible, roofing zinc in steel pan, everything depends on your taste and opportunities related to the regulation.

Its maintenance is easy, it is lightweight and has a good life. The metal is a material that adapts to both roofs small slope as roofs steep , and for all types of architecture. His pose can be technical depending on the chosen solution, the Professional intervention is recommended that if you opt for this type of roof.

Roof terrace

The roof terrace is composed of a single slope. If it is available (and safe thanks to a railing or wall), it is possible to accommodate a sitting area, install a garden furniture, chairs, and decorate with plants.  Not accessible, it is not possible to consider it as a leisure terrace.
His ground can be made up of gravel , a yoke with tile for example, or plant (thin with a green lawn or a soil layer below 30 cm for planting a lawn).

Roof shingle

The shingle is a flexible material consisting of glass fiber covered with bitumen. Both sides of the fiberglass surface is covered, and a finishing material made of black or colored granules is the final key.
The shingle looks like slate. It is suitable for any type of slope. A roofing shingle is less expensive than other types of roofing, and is fire resistant.
Its disadvantage is its longevity, because the roof needs to be redone later than every 25 years (and it is a great max!).The roof is generally used for a garage, a garden shed, an outbuilding, a storage hut. We advise you to hire professionals for its installation or removal.

Wooden roofs

After a slump, the wooden roof reappears and gaining momentum. It is a durable material, ecological, light and insulating cover his house. This kind of roof is widespread in the South-west valleys. It is made of wooden tiles, class 3 and 4, rot-proof, deemed to resist to large temperature fluctuations. Wooden roofs cost the same as a roof tile or slate of good quality. It is now possible to put a wooden roof on a traditional construction, such as concrete.