Fibre cement has become a popular roofing option for several homeowners today. As the following points will indicate, fibre cement roofing panels are worth every penny spent on them.
Strong defence against water damage
Water damage is perhaps the number one impediment to the performance of any roofing system. When water finds its way into the interior parts of your home through the roof section, it can cause extensive structural damage. Apart from that, water infiltration can also result in mould and mildew growth, which is hazardous to human health.
With fibre cement roofing, any leaking water is quickly soaked up and evaporated (fibre cement is porous) before it can reach the internal roofing construction materials. This advantage is beneficial during rainy days, when any roof is susceptible to water leaks.
Most homeowners dread the risk of fire. Fibre cement is flame-retardant material, meaning that it will not burn if there is a fire in your home. Any combustible material used to make the roof, (e.g. wood fibre), is sandwiched in a matrix of cement panels, making the material highly fire-retardant. Hence, you can be sure that the spread of fire and extent of damage to your property will be moderated in the event of a fire.
Roofing material will distribute its weight on the surface area of your residential structure. While roof structures are expected to be resilient enough to resist potential damage by inclement elements like strong winds, it is important that they should not be too heavy. Fibre cement panels offer the best of both worlds; they are lightweight yet remain reliable for the entire lifespan of the roofing system. Roofing suppliers can transport your panels to the construction site with only a few trips and installation time is significantly reduced, as the work is relatively less energy-intensive.
Besides the practical functions that they perform, fibre cement roofs are also aesthetically pleasing. They come in a classic, traditional style that does not hinder performance in any way. Fibre cement roofing typically imitates the look of wood to give your house a natural, rustic feel. Therefore, you do not have to sacrifice the traditional design of your home just to reap the benefits of this type of roofing. And, if your home is of contemporary design, choosing fibre cement roofing is a nice way to update its look with a mix and match of both contemporary and traditional designs.