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Why great shed roof design & quality roofing material matters

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| Posted in: Advice & Info, Roofing

The design and materials used for the roof of your shed is perhaps its most important feature and it is all that stands between you and the harsh sun, cold rain and strong winds. Since your roof is constantly exposed, it becomes important to have high-quality roofing materials or it will deteriorate in a matter of years leaving you with a hefty shed repair bill.

High-quality roofing is particularly important in Bundaberg and central Queensland areas, where the summer sun can have the temperature exceeding thirty degrees and winter rains can have it dropping below ten. Due to the climate in Bundaberg, sheds throughout the region are often subject to quite harsh conditions and this poses a considerable threat to substandard roofing products. The rise and fall in temperature can sometimes be so extreme that it causes roofing to expand and contract, which has numerous implications on its strength. When this is coupled with extreme storms or wind, poor quality roofing materials and design can certainly be the downfall of even the most modern of sheds.

Don’t risk inferior roofing products for your shed

Choosing a poor quality roofing solution for your shed in Bundaberg can leave you facing potentially costly consequences. The harsh temperatures, heavy rain and strong winds that are often found in Bundaberg can cause inferior roofing to corrode or become discoloured over a relatively short period of time. In wild weather, a corroded roof will let water in, which can damage your equipment or possessions you are storing in there. As well as this, a leak in your roof can damage your electrical fittings and possibly cause an electrical hazard in your shed. A warped or discoloured roof is perhaps not quite as serious, although it can be quite unsightly and over time it will increase the likelihood of your roof corroding in areas that no longer have a protective coating, or in areas that don’t allow water to drain properly. Don’t fall into the trap of “It’s only a shed she’ll be right”. Because nobody likes to throw money down the drain.

Points to consider when designing and buying your sheds roofing

When you are designing and choosing roofing for your shed, it is important to keep in mind the importance of quality. For roofing that protects your shed for many years to come, you should not settle for less than the best roofing materials Bundaberg has to offer, and that can be characterised by some of the following features. 

  • Corrosion resistance Corrosion resistance is the most important feature of all good quality roofing and it is something that you should make the highest on your list of priorities when buying a shed. Good quality roofing products are developed with corrosion resistance in mind and have a number of safeguards in place to ensure that corrosion will not be an issue. One of these safeguards is a quality coat of paint from specialist providers such as Colorbond, who offer a range of paints that are durable and protect metal roofing from corrosion.
  • Visual appeal - Another advantage of Colorbond paints is its aesthetic appeal. Colorbond offers a wide range of paints which you can match your shed to your home or to the business colours if it suits. This can be a useful tool in increasing the visual appeal of your property or business. Your shed, home or business should reflect your personal or professional tastes and choosing good quality roofing should not restrict your ability to tailor your shed to suit you. A quality roofing provider will offer you not only high-quality products but also a wide range to choose from.
  • Quality shed roof design -  Along with the colour range you need to also consider the design of the sheds roof, it's pitch, the angle and flow of water etc, as this will help ensure your shed is cooler, does not have any leaks and matches the look and feel of other buildings likely adjacent to it. The shed builder you end up working with will be a qualified builder and in most case can usually show you the the design of your shed in 3D, so you can see the exact design before you go to the building stage. 
  • Easy to maintain - Maintenance is vital for all roofing Bundaberg & Queensland wide, and it is necessary to keep your roof at its best. Maintenance does vary depending on your type of roofing, however, some roofing products are easier to maintain than others. For example, high-quality Colorbond roofing made from BlueScope Steel will be far easier to maintain than say tiled roofing and as a result, it will offer greater durability and longevity. Remember houses, sheds they all need maintenance to get the best life span out of your investment.

Your shed is a building project that requires a fair amount of thought and as outlined the overall materials and design of your shed, needs to be high quality and built according to your local conditions. If your ready to start your shed project or you just have some questions then get in touch today. At Mchugh Steel we will ensure you get a great shed that has a high quality roof design and is built from materials made to last. 

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