Are you looking into building a new patio or covering an existing outdoor structure? You’ve probably spent a lot of time focusing on the design elements and how to make the transition between old and new look completely seamless. If you haven’t really considered roofing materials though, you’re doing your home – and yourself – a disservice.

So why do patio roofing materials matter so much?

 

Durability

Just like any other part of your home, the materials used in the construction of a roof can greatly affect its durability and hardiness. Opting for sub-par products may mean you end up with a roof that can’t withstand the unpredictable Queensland weather, or that deteriorates significantly due to constant exposure to harsh sunlight.

 

Appearance

The materials you use will be evident in the final product. Choosing the right materials can dictate whether you end up with something that looks a little like an old tin shed, or a design that flows beautifully from your home to create a seamless extension of your living space.

 

Outdoor environment

This is definitely one of the biggest factors to keep in mind when choosing the materials for the roof of your patio. If you’re planning on spending a lot of time outdoors during the summer months, you’ll want it to be cool and relaxing. This means taking factors like heat transfer and air flow into consideration.

 

We recommend

More than 40 years of building custom patios means we have a lot of experience in choosing the right roofing materials. We recommend installing either composite/insulated roofing or heat deflective roofing – these options offer a durable roof that looks incredible alongside most homes, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor area to the fullest.

If you want to know the full specs for each type of roofing material we use, just get in touch! Our friendly team of experts is ready to answer all your questions.

 

 

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