Patio roofing materials under the microscope
September 13, 2016 | Colorbond metal roofing, curved roof, Insulated roof panels, Pergolas, Patios, Verandahs, Polycarbonate roofing | 1 comments
| Author: Paul Hurkmans
It’s Spring and the days are getting warmer, but as much of the southern and eastern parts of Australia can attest too in the past week, Spring can also deliver its share of rain. That’s why for those of us who love being outdoors, a patio roof is a must. So what is the best choice of roofing materials for your patio?
Choosing the best roofing materials for your patio
While there are several options, there are 3 main roofing materials you can choose for your patio roof:
- Colorbond metal roofingis arguably the most popular roofing material, and for good reason. It’s strong, durable, resistant to corrosion and comes in a range of colour choices. Plus it’s about as Aussie as a meat pie or kangaroo!
- Polycarbonate roofingis also popular. The key benefit of having polycarbonate roofing sheets on your patio roof is that it lets the light in while keeping UV rays out. There are a variety of profiles and shades to choose from.
- Roofing tilesare a slightly more expensive option but look great, particularly if you also have tiles on your roof. You’re more likely to choose tiles for your patio roof if your house also has tiles, so you’ll want to match the colour and profile. If you’re house doesn’t have a tiled roof or you want a complimentary tile rather than a matching one, like Colorbond and polycarbonate roofing, there are plenty of different tiles to choose from.
- There are other roofing materials you may consider. For example, there are insulated roof panels, which are generally Colorbond roofing sheets and a ceiling that sandwich a polystyrene core. These provide an attractive underside, but their main benefit is of course the insulation qualities they provide. Another option is the curved roof, which is generally made from polycarbonate. It provides the same benefits as using polycarbonate roofing sheets. It also provides more space inside your patio and, of course, looks a little different to other patio roofs you’re likely to see.
Still undecided on the best roofing materials for your patio roof? Give Outside Concepts a call and we’ll guide you through the options and help you decide on the best option for your individual needs.
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