Looking to Replace Your Roof? Why Steel Is Such A Good Choice

When you stop to think about it, the roof is probably the most important part of your home. Choosing the right material for your roof will protect it from the elements, increase the strength of its structure, and add value should you come to sell your property. A new roof can be expensive, so it’s important to make the right choice.

Metal roofing such as steel or aluminium has become the number one choice for Aussies, and when you look at the many advantages that metal offers, it’s not difficult to see why.

Benefits of metal roofing

Metal has been used in roofing products for many years and that’s because it’s stood the test of time against the harsh Australian climate and the extremities of weather that Australia is well known for.

In fact, were you to make a list of the qualities that are required in a roof, you can see that metal comes out top every time.


Metal contains a great strength to weight ratio which makes it ideal for roofing plus it has other benefits which add to its durability, including:

  • Corrosion – Most modern day metals are highly resistant to corrosion because they’re provided with aluminium, zinc, or galvanised coatings.

  • Protection – Metal roofing has the abiity to withstand damage from the most severe weather conditions including high wind, torrential downpours of rain, heavy snow loads, and strong hail.

  • Doesn’t burn – Metal roofing also has fire retardant properties to protect against sparks from fireworks and other fire hazards

  • Insects – Unlike wood, metal stops destructful termite and other insects in their tracks.

Cost savings

Because a single sheet of metal can be used to span a wide area, it’s cheaper than using tiles. The installation is therefore much faster and the costs are kept down. There’s also no need to paint your roof and with the minimum of maintenance, a metal roof will give you years of worry free protection.


Metal roofing comes with a wide choice of styles, colours, and appearance variations so your roof doesn’t have to look the same as your neighbours. You can also unleash your creative side with a choice of corrugated or rib seam designs. What’s more powder coating ensures the colours stay more strong and vibrant without flaking, fading, or cracking, for many years to come. Your roof willl look stunning and is a sure fire way of adding value to your property.


When matched with the appropriate insulation a metal roof can keep you warm and snug in the cold months and cool in the hot summer months. If you live in a particularly hot area then we’d advise you to choose a lighter coloured roof as this absorbs less heat than a dark colour.

Ready to invest in a metal roof?

If you’d like to know more about metal roofing and discuss your best options then why not come and talk to the experts at Metro Steel. We can supply steel for new roofs and steel plates for any roof repairs. Call into our fab shop or give us a call on (07) 3204 1000.

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