Building a new home is such an exciting time. You sit with your architect and carefully draw up the plans, you start to imagine what the house will look like completed and you watch as the build slowly makes its way up from foundation to roof.
But it’s during this process that you have many major decisions to make, one of these is the type of roofing you will use to protect the interior of your property. This is a decision that needs to be made early on. The roof is put on as soon as the main structure is built, protecting the interior of the property so the plumbers, electricians and other contractors can carry out their work without being exposed to the elements.
There are so many great roofing options available, some more popular in New Zealand than others.
Roofing tiles are a popular choice. These tiles are available in a choice of colours that can enhance the overall finish of the property. They are prone to chipping and can be damaged in heavy winds or a storm, so if your property is located in an area where storms are a common occurrence, you may want to consider a different and more cost effective roofing option.
Long Run Roofing
Long run roofing has become the top choice in the Auckland area. This roofing is a corrugated product that is placed at an angle on the roof to ensure water runs off with ease.
Long run roofing is considered a lightweight roofing option that can withstand storms and heavy winds and if repairs are necessary, they do not break the bank.
Thatch isn’t very common in New Zealand. This is a mastered roofing style that uses natural materials to make a roof. The problem is that it is a fire hazard, it can’t withstand very high winds and while it is lightweight, like the long run roofing, it isn’t as durable.
Slate is exceptionally popular throughout the world, though this is definitely one of the more expensive options when choosing roofing for your property. Slate is laid in place in a cladding style to improve drainage.
The advantage to slate is that if one or two of the tiles are damaged, you only have to replace those tiles and not the entire roof.
Which is Best for You?
This is only a few of the roofing options available, there are copper roofs, concrete roofs and many other materials you can take into consideration.
Riteline Roofing, an Auckland based roofing professional specialise in long run roofing and cladding. They suggest these roofing options for Auckland properties where the weather can be unpredictable.
These roofing options are also cost effective and don’t require major maintenance. Regular roofing inspections are required on all roofs to reduce the risk of damage at a later stage.
Riteline Roofing have over twenty years’ experience, they have a team of professional roofers reading to help you with all your roofing requirements and they are a name that is trusted throughout the area.