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How to Choose a Roofing Design to Suit Your Adelaide Home!

The roof acts as the face of your Adelaide home. Roofing does not only determine the overall look of your entire home. It also affects the value of the property.

Ultimately, you want a roofing design that looks appealing, is cost-efficient, durable and saves energy. Material, shape and colour are the main factors that determine the roofing design.



There is a wide range of roofing materials in the market today, some more expensive than others. However, the price should not be your only concern when selecting a roofing material. You should weigh the benefits of roofing materials against their cost. For example, asphalt shingles come at a low price. However, they will cost you more in maintenance and repair. If not properly maintained, asphalt roofing may cause ‘sick building syndrome’.
On the other hand, steel is a premium-priced roofing material. On the long-run, however, you will end up saving more money. Not only will you be getting a gorgeous roof for your Adelaide home. You will also save on energy, maintenance and repair costs. It makes it the ideal choice for your Adelaide roofing.

At Old Port Roofing, we specialise in steel, because it has incredible core strength, long lifespan and great visual appeal. It also requires low maintenance and repair. That is why iron and steel roofing systems are becoming a popular choice among Adelaide homeowners.



Your roofing shape can dramatically affect the beauty of your Adelaide home. Therefore, you should choose a roofing shape that complements the form of your entire home. Your roofing shape should fit in with the rest of your Adelaide home structure and its surroundings.

If you live in an area with heavy rainfall, the pitch of your roof will need to be steeper so that the rain and snow will slide off easily. The roof pitch will also affect how your roofing endures strong wind.



You can play with colours to reach a certain look. Light tones, for example, will highlight your roofing and make it look bigger. Dark shades, or values, meanwhile will make it look smaller. It is also important to know that dark colours will absorb the heat, while light tones will reflect it.

Matching the colour of your home with that of your roofing is crucial. In rural areas, you can choose roofing colours that also match the surrounding landscape. To help maintain the overall look of the neighbourhood, some councils limit the range of colours you can choose from.

Iron and steel roofs provide the broadest range of colours and finishes on the market. Old Port Roofing offers Colorbond in 20 different shades. These colours are available in a variety of thermally efficient light colours that will make your home more energy efficient.


If you are unsure which roofing design to choose for your Adelaide home, Old Port Roofing can help you out. We are always up-to-date with the latest roofing technology, and we offer a wide range of roofing options to suit your needs and budget. Create your dream roofing design now, call Old Port Roofing today!



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