Wellington roofing needs to be able to stand up to the test of time and wear, and the only way it’s going to do that in the Windy City is if it’s undeniably quality roofing from the very beginning. Here at Roofing & Coatings, we’ve been in the business for over 20 years, so we know exactly how valuable proper roofing and proper installation is to your home.
If your roof is not installed properly or if your roofer hasn’t chosen the right materials for the Wellington weather, then you’re going to encounter plenty of problems down the line. In order to help you head that off, we’re breaking down the eight reasons you need to look for quality from the start. Let’s get straight into it.
Concern number one is the lifespan of your roof – how long will it last once it has been installed? The material you choose needs to be able to withstand the weather in your locale, easily maintained, and well-fastened. The longer your roof lasts without being replaced, the less money you invest in keeping it over your head.
Materials such as clay and cement tiles, slate, and steel or aluminium each have their individual benefits, but they are all known for being great materials for a long-lasting roof. Each one lasts a minimum of thirty years when installed with the right expertise.
2. Leak Prevention
In a similar vein, it’s important to have a quality roof in order to prevent leaks from forming repeatedly. Dealing with one leak is a minor inconvenience and it’s something that every homeowner is likely to encounter over the course of their life, but dealing with a shoddy roof and multiple leaks is another type of hassle entirely.
Leaks are usually caused by displaced tiles, worn or improperly installed flashing – which is part of the weatherproofing system on your roof – or general wear and tear that has caused cracks to form in the roof. A high-caliber roof that has been placed well will be more resistant to leaks forming, as the flashing will be aligned properly with all of the edges and the roofing materials will be appropriately fastened, preventing uplifting.
3. Noise Insulation
Depending on where you live, the level of noise you have to insulate your home from may differ. Regardless of the noise level, it’s important to your well-being to have a calm and peaceful home to live in. Many people don’t realise how much a good roof contributes to the noise insulation in your home, or how much a poorly-installed roof will contribute to extra noise and discomfort while you’re living there.
For proper noise insulation, you’ll need a roofer who is going to choose the right kind of insulation for the type of roof you have. Sound travels as a wave through air, so if your home has significant air gaps beneath the roof then more sound will be audible from the outside world. Fibre-based insulation fills these air gaps to act as both temperature and sound insulation. The shape of your roof will change the extra touches you need for sufficient noise-proofing, so consult your roofer beforehand.
4. Temperature Control
Insulation is also important for maintaining the temperature in your house, but a lot of people don’t realise how your roof composition contributes to how well your home retains or reflects heat.
Next up: you need to consider how your roof looks. This will depend on you, but typically you want to try to strike the balance between style and function. There’s no point in getting a roof that looks fantastic but needs replacement in as little as three years. You might also want to consider how often you renovate your home, as the roof may need to change over the years in order to accommodate new styles and designs.
Metal roofing is a good example of the balance between these three factors, as it is durable, timeless, and the colour can be changed easily with a coat of paint to suit your ideal design. This is one of the reasons that commercial roofing contractors use it so often, as it can be changed to suit a building that shifts ownership very easily.
The ideal roof is one that is easy to clean and maintain, as it makes it much easier to keep it in good shape. A well-maintained roof is one that stands up to a lot of wear and tear, so look for materials that only need the occasional clean or buff.
Metal roofing is ideal as it is kept clean by the rain, and only needs a scrub-down every 6 months or so. This makes your life a lot easier in the long run.
7. Weather Resistance
Interestingly, most people think that weather-proofing your home with a durable roof only means that it should be well-sealed, but this is only half of the story. You need a roof that has been properly fastened to the frame of the house, sealed well with a weatherproofing membrane, and fitted with well-installed flashing. These three things contribute to how well your home holds up in wind and rain and how long it lasts.
8. Cost Efficiency
Finally, consider how much money you’re going to have to spend in the installation and upkeep of your roof. Quality roofing may cost more upfront, as contemporary durable materials tend to sit at a higher price point, but they will save you on maintenance and replacement costs in the long run.
Start well with a quality roof today.
Our 20 years of experience providing professional roofing services in the Wellington region means that we can give you the right roof to withstand all sorts of New Zealand weather. Get in contact with us today to start on your journey towards superior roofing!