At Strong Life Guttering, we carry out roof replacements and roof restorations in all different types of Roof Tiles and Colorbond Roofing. We are always happy to replace or restore any style of roof; however, there are four different types of Roof Tiles and Colorbond Roofing which are by far the most common.
Hip: by far the most common Colorbond Roofing or Roof Tiles Style.
Most of Melbourne’s ‘Californian Bungalow’ and modern houses have hip roofing. Hipped roofing is the style which comes up to a peak from either three or four sides.
It’s easy to see why this style has been so popular; it perfectly suits our local climate. Hip Roof Tiles and Colorbond Roofing’s overhanging eaves create verandas which offer protection from Melbourne’s high winter rainfall and summer heat. Hip roofing is also perfectly designed to collect rainwater for gardens. Their construction material is generally about half Roof Tiles and half Colorbond Roofing.
Gable: the second most common type of Colorbond Roofing or Roof Tiles Design. Gabled roofing is more common overseas than in Melbourne, as they are the perfect design for handling snow, and providing extra living space in an attic.
Gable roofs have two sides which rise to a ridge from opposite sides of the house. This creates the ‘triangular’ face at the front and back of the house. Usually gabled houses in Melbourne have a continuous flat plane, from the house’s base to the top point of the gable.
Flat Roof Tiles and Colorbond Roofing: becoming more popular.
Flat roofing has commonly been the choice of roofing for institutions such as schools, and commercial buildings. But now low water usage gardens as so popular and collecting rainwater isn’t a priority, more modern houses are also choosing flat roofing.
Flat Colorbond Roofing or Roof Tiles Roofing is also often used for unit and town houses where land use needs to be minimised – flat roofing overhang mean less space is wasted allowing for roof edges and eaves. Most of Melbourne’s grand old Terrace Houses have flat roofing because they are usually share common walls.
Skillion: popular with contemporary housing, and units or town houses.
Skillion runs from one side of a house to the other increasing the pitch as it goes. Skillion has a filled in gap from the highest point to the ceiling line and very little, or no overhang, and can be combined with hip or gable roofing.
Saw Tooth Roofing is similar to Skillion, but it has a glassed in area under the roof line which lets extra lighting and warmth into living spaces. Saw Tooth Roofing is perfect for the growing market of eco housing. Saw Tooth Roof Tiles and Colorbond Roofing, reduces the need for power driven heating and lighting, and results in the rest of the building being much more energy efficient.
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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.