Roofing Auckland – What You Need to Know

Unlike walls and floors, roofing is often hidden and out of sight. That’s why it is important to understand what you need to look out for when organising roofing repairs or a re-roof.

Offering professional roofing, re-roofing, roof repair and maintenance services across Auckland. We offer a wide range of solutions that are long-lasting and add value to your home.

Metal Roofs

When looking to re roof or build a new home, there are many options available. One option that is becoming increasingly popular is metal roofing. This type of roof is durable, energy efficient, and comes in a variety of colours. It also offers improved protection against high winds and fire.

You can see this type of roof in homes around the country. It is made from galvanised steel, and it has a coating that protects against rusting. Whether you are looking for a commercial roof, or simply want to upgrade the look of your home, a metal roof is an excellent choice.

Authentically designed profiles and colour options make this product ideal for classic bungalow re-roofs, traditional villa re-roofs or new builds. The steel cladding is manufactured in New Zealand, and it is highly resistant to the harsh weather conditions that prevail here. This is why you can expect it to last for decades. It also requires little maintenance to keep it looking like new.

Tile Roofs

Tile roofs are a common sight on New Zealand homes. They are a great option for homeowners looking to achieve traditional good looks with high product performance. They are also energy efficient as they can help to trap heat in winter.

If you have a tile roof we’ll take a close look at the ridges and barges to see that they are in place and that there are no gaps for water to ingress. We’ll look for broken or cracked tiles and also a deteriorating mortar bedding or pointing.

The ridges and barges on a tile roof are held in place with ’tile nails’ and these can be damaged by strong winds, by walking on the roof or by poor installation. Missing ridge shingles can be replaced by nailing additional ones to the rafter or re-bedding in fresh mortar. Loose mortar can also be repointed with a suitable grout or adhesive. All pointing on tile roofs should be done with compatible fastenings.

Slate Roofs

Slate roofs are often favoured for their stunning visual appearance. There is no other roofing material that has a classier, more celebrated look. These roofs are also highly durable, routinely built to last for a century or more. This longevity is a major benefit, especially considering other roofing in Auckland systems are lucky to last 20 or 30 years.

The durability of a slate roof is one of the most important considerations when choosing a new roof. The roof tiles are incredibly hard wearing and can withstand the most extreme weather conditions. There are buildings with slate roofs that were laid hundreds of years ago still standing today – this is a testament to the strength and durability of these roofs.

Macmillans offer high quality Welsh slate from the Penrhyn and Cwt-y-Bugail quarries in Snowdonia. Alternatively, we also supply Glendyne, an authentic slate from Cornwall in the UK, which has been approved by the Snowdonia National Park for projects with planning restrictions and offers a superior alternative to Welsh slates.

Flat Roofs

A flat roof is a great way to add character to a house and can be used on commercial buildings as well. They are less expensive than other roofing solutions and can last for years if they are properly maintained.

New Zealand’s harsh weather conditions can wreak havoc on a flat roof, and regular inspection is crucial. It’s best to get a roofer to check your flat roof at least twice a year and after major rain storms.

The most popular type of flat roof is a built up roof or rubber roof, which are durable and cost effective. They’re also environmentally friendly and easy to install.

A flat roof can be the perfect finishing touch to a modern home design, like this cantilevered FGR Architects design. The flat roof accentuates the geometric shape of the home and adds contrast to its simple exterior. Often, homeowners choose to use a flat roof over both the living area and garage to create a seamless look.

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