Does Modern Roofing Measure Up?
April 1, 2018
When it comes to roofing, is it a case of ‘they don’t make them like they used to’, or has modern roofing come a long way from the good old days? Some people are under the impression that if it’s new and modern, then it’s probably no good. However, modern roofing has all the benefits of the latest technology while still looking like old roofing if it needs to match the style of the house.
Old roofing is just that, old. Not only has it done a lifetime of work keeping you protected, it’s also suffered damage from wind, rain and relentless sun. Additionally, it may be harbouring small furry animals, birds, or even smaller creatures like termites and wood borers.
Depending on the age of the roof, it may not have been properly maintained and will have leaks that allow water into the roof cavity, causing more damage. Back when your old roof was fresh and brand new, you didn’t know what you know now. We didn’t have the kind of heating and cooling that makes modern life so comfortable, and energy efficiency wasn’t high on the agenda. The construction materials are also most likely outdated and possibly dangerous, like asbestos.
How Safe is Your Old Roof Now?
If your roof is more than 30 years old, it’s already been through a lot. Imagine how much wind, rain and sun it’s endured in that time. The roof timbers might be sagging, or damaged, and the supports could be ready to collapse. Considering everything that’s under your roof, and the importance of keeping your home and family protected, doesn’t it makes sense to re-roof using new and modern materials?
Your Modern New Roof
Even if your home is an older heritage style, adding a new roof won’t detract from its appeal or make it look unattractive. New roofs come in many styles and materials to perfectly match the style of your home, so it looks like the original. However, you can rest assured it’s much stronger and safer. Modern roofs are built to last, and with new technology and know-how, your new roof will be protecting you and your home for many years to come.
The Benefits of Modern Roofing
Having a complete new roof installed is a major home improvement in many ways. Yes, it’s a big job, but compared to the price and inconvenience of having to repair and patch your old roof, it’s a surprisingly cost-effective solution.
The main benefits are the increased value of your home, the instant curb appeal, and the feeling of knowing that everything under your roof is well protected. You’ll also save money on energy bills, have your new roof designed however you like, and because the roof is such a large part of the house, it’s like giving your home a facelift.
Contact Air Roofing
When you stop to consider how big a job your roof does and everything it protects, it makes sense to have a new roof installed. You’re not just getting a brand-new roof, you’re also getting peace of mind. To discuss your new roof options, call Air Roofing today on 08 9361 6088, or fill out our online form and we’ll contact you.