Exploring 5 Advantages of Stainless Steel Roofing

stainless steel roofingStainless steel is becoming more and more popular as a form of roofing. In fact when you compare it to other types of roofing material such as slate, timber, or thatch, it has a number of distinct advantages. With this in mind, let’s take a closer look at 5 of them.

Beneficial cost ratio

Because stainless steel is relatively easy and quick to produce you get a lot of material for your money. When you place it alongside other traditional roofing materials such as slate and thatch, it allows an excellent quality vs price ratio.

It’s eco-friendly

Did you know that over 60% of the world’s stainless steel is made from recycled material. What’s more it can be recycled infinite numbers of times without losing any strength or quality. This makes it one of the most environmentally friendly materials on the planet. So if you’re looking to do your bit for the environment then you could do a lot worse than investing in stainless steel roofing.


Stainless steel has a built in passive layer which means that it can be used in the most adverse weather conditions. It also has high strength resistance and a resistance to thermal shock and doesn’t go brittle or warp in extreme hot and cold temperatures. Altogether this makes it a perfect roofing solution.

Year round implementation

Stainless steel is designed to be easily worked. It solders easily and can be fitted in extreme winter temperatures allowing for a year long laying period.

Flexibility in design

Finally, stainless steel is perfect for roofing because of it’s design flexibility. It can be fitted to varying types of roofing supports including batten rolls, self support trays, and standing seams and is therefore ideal for both new build and renovation projects. Stainless steel has the ability to combine flawlessly with other materials such as glass, concrete, and wood and its lightweight nature coupled with its high tensile ability means that it’s perfect for more complex forms and shapes, allowing for total architectural creation.

As you can see the advantages of stainless steel roofing are both varied and many. If you’re considering having a stainless steel roof fitted to your property then why not speak to Metro Steel. We’ve been fabricating steel at our Deception Bay workshop for many years, so why not come and have a chat with us about how we can help you get the roof you really want. To find out more, contact us on 07 3204 1000 or alternatively call into our workshop to speak to us personally. We look forward to hearing from you.