Adding a second storey to your home puts you in the unique position of being able to completely change the look and feel of your home by changing the material and colour of your roof.
Many people opt to keep the addition in tone with the existing home and therefore choose to keep the roof very similar to the original, but if you want to modernise, or simply want a change, the variations are endless!
Today we’re sharing with you the two most popular roofing options with our clients and what we believe to be the advantages and disadvantages of each to help you make an informed choice.
Concrete tiles have been a very popular choice for more than 75 years because of the variety of colours available, their longevity and look and are still a very common addition to modern homes.
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- Resistant to corrosion, peeling and fading
- Quieter in rain and hail
- Range of colours with flexibility to paint in colour of choice
- Great warranty periods on many brands
- Easier to modify your roof ie with skylight or ventilation whirly-gigs
- Can become dislodged in high wind areas
- Very heavy
- Tend to absorb water before allowing runoff which increases the weight
- Ridge capping cracks common over time
Colorbond roofing has become increasingly popular over the last few years and has really upped its game in terms of longevity and quality making it a very suitable choice for those wanting a more streamlined look.
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- Clean, crisp lines
- Easy to install
- Wide range of colours
- More lightweight so less rafters are required
- Very resilient
- Salt in the air in coastal regions can affect the metal
- Chance of fading over time
- Difficult to fix small areas of damage – whole sheet needs to be replaced
- Typically allow more heat into the roof cavity and don’t have as much ventilation to remove it
- Can be very noisy in the rain
So which do we recommend? The honest answer is, both. It really comes down to your location, style of home, style of addition and personal preference which is why we like to chat with you at length to help you decide which option is the best for your project so the end result is not just a home with more space thanks to the Keystone addition, but a house you love to come home to.