The Ultimate Guide To Kiwi Roofing Types & Materials

As a homeowner, it is natural that you want your home to be in the best condition it possibly can—and this is particularly important when it comes to roofing care. Good roof maintenance starts with choosing the right type and material of roof during your construction or repairs—but just which is the best type of new roof for your Kiwi home? We took a closer look at some of the most popular options.

Terracotta Roof Tiles

Terracotta has been a super popular option for roofs across the world for thousands of years – and it is easy to see why. Made from a form of heated clay, terracotta tiles have a reputation for being very strong and can last for up to 75 years with the proper care, maintenance, and attention. They are also energy efficient and capable of withstanding the unpredictable Kiwi weather- all while looking great on your roof!

Metal Roof

It may not be the prettiest, but a metal roof is ideal if you live in a location with lots of hot, dry weather. Its resistance to corrosion and inclusion of zinc and aluminium also works well for other types of extreme weather, such as strong wind and hail, making it an excellent choice for New Zealanders.

As a bonus, advances in designs and technology have allowed a host of new colours and shades to hit the market, allowing you to choose one that complements your house. This is great for an affordable, low-maintenance option.

Concrete Roof Tiles

For low roof maintenance, concrete is a great choice—and it is also a very affordable option. Concrete gains strength over time, making it ideal for bridges and structures—and your roof. Like metal, you can choose from a range of colours and designs, making it easy to pick a roof that suits your home.

Ceramic Roof Tiles

Ceramic roof tiles also tend to be a popular option, as they are often considered more attractive and appealing compared to metal or concrete. They tend to be a little less durable compared to terracotta but can still enjoy a lifespan of around 50 years with the right roof maintenance!

Here at IG Roofing, we are committed to helping ensure that your home looks its best and stays safe, secure, and comfortable, and are experienced in a range of roofing care options and products. Get in touch today, and see how we can help you transform a tired roof into your home’s crowning glory.