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The importance of having a good quality roof installed in your home cannot be overstated. To ensure its long-term durability and reliability, you need to make sure you choose the right type of roofing material. Although the overall look, colour and style of a roof are major factors in the decision-making process, thought should also be given to how well the chosen material will stand up to New Zealand’s sun, wind and rain. How much ongoing maintenance the roof will require depends on choosing smart roofing materials right from the start. Have you chosen a roof that will truly suit your home’s design and withstand the local climate? The question of whether or not the new roof will need to have special framing also needs to be taken into consideration. To avoid costly re-roofing or major repairs in the future, our residential plumbing and roofing experts recommend paying close attention to the many different options available.

The team at Collin’s Plumbing, Gas and Heating is always happy to spend time discussing the best roof for your needs and budget. These days, there are many different types of roof materials available that are suitable for both residential and commercial buildings. Here are just a few of the most common roofing materials that you should consider.

Membrane Roofing

Also most commonly used on flat commercial roofs, membrane roofing is a fantastic way to ensure your property is completely waterproof. Made from butyl rubber, membrane roofing is highly durable and is also completely recyclable.

Clay and Concrete Roofing

Clay and concrete roofs are a common feature of older houses and commercial buildings. Although they can be highly attractive, clay and concrete tiles require a good deal of maintenance and also need extra framing work.

Metal Roofing

Light, hard wearing and quick to install, metal roofing is the preferred option for many New Zealanders. Metal roofing can easily be coupled with flashing, which helps to protect your home from the elements. 100% recyclable, metal roofs are also environmentally friendly and highly energy-efficient. As far as maintenance goes, it is advisable to paint your metal roof every few years to keep it in top condition.

Collin’s Plumbing, Gas and Heating in Auckland can help you to choose a roof that will not only enhance the aesthetics of your home but will also protect your family and your property for years to come. Contact our team today to discuss how we can help you create the perfect home.