You would be surprised at how many styles of Melbourne Roofing require full roof replacements. Although Melbourne is not an ‘older’ city compared to many cities in other countries, we have an amazingly large variety of different roofing styles. However, the majority of Strong Life’s full roof replacements are usually for a select few types of Melbourne Roofing.
Pre-Federation or Victorian Melbourne Roofing
Between the time that Melbourne first became established – up to Federation, which type of Melbourne Roofing was chosen depended on how much money you had.
Newly wealthy home owners invested in Gothic Revival, Regency, Georgian style homes – all of the styles of housing which are particularly grand and ornate. Our beautiful terrace homes came from this time and are magnificent examples of Italialinate styled Melbourne Roofing.
If you own one of the Pre-Federation or Victorian houses with metal roofing, the chances are if your style of roofing hasn’t been fully restored, it most likely will need restoring in the near future. These styles of houses respond incredibly well to roofing restoration and full roof replacement.
Australian Federation There was a growing middle class in Melbourne at the time when Australia was forming its own government. And they built their own version of the popular Australian Edwardian and Californian Bungalow style of housing. These are the classic homes which are found in Melbourne’s most prestigious suburbs, and are now highly popular. Their roofing often has multiple peaks and are mostly tiled. However, many were built with corrugated iron roofs.
We love working on these types of house; it’s one of the Melbourne roofing styles which respond amazingly well to full roof restorations and full guttering replacements. Strong Life’s team can make these roofs look as good as the day it was built somewhere around 100 years ago.
Inter World Wars Period
Obviously house building was variable over this time. However, red brick Californian like Bungalows really become the ‘flavour of the times’. Similarly to Australian Federation houses, these homes also have tiled roofs which respond fantastically well to our full roof restoration service.
Housing in Melbourne boomed again after Soldiers returned home from World War 2. This is when we see the beginning of the ‘new fashioned’ brick veneer houses. Unfortunately many of these had the Melbourne Roofing style of concrete tiles and we find many post-war houses require a full roof replacement or a full gutter replacement.
Housing has continued to change, however usually styles tend to be different expressions of ‘post-war’ housing. Although homes have generally increased in size, the main outer walls of Victorian houses are still brick, but with the development of Australia’s own Colorbond Roofing, Melbourne Roofing has been developing its own style. Future Housing
With the concerns of high power bills, Victorian housing is beginning to choose Colorbond Roofing materials which have increased thermal efficiency, will leave a lighter environmental footprint, lower power consumption, and more bushfire preventative roofing. With all the benefits Colorbond Roofing brings it definitely will be the dominant roofing material in the future.
If you are looking for a professional full roof restoration or replacement to solve your roof rust problems, take advantage of Strong Life Roof and Guttering’s 18 months interest free finance, our senior’s discount, or our obligation free inspection.
To arrange a free quote from one of our team of guttering and roofing experts, phone Strong Life (03) 9310 4455, enquire online, use our live chat service on our website, follow us on Facebook or email
This blog is general in nature and is ONLY meant to give readers an overview of the subject matter. Do NOT rely on this information for your specific needs. If you are seeking Tile or Colorbond roofing and guttering replacement or restoration advice we highly recommend that arrange for our professional representative to visit your premises to advise on your SPECIFIC requirements.
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