Strong winds tend to be prevalent in most of Australia. Although the strengths of these winds differ, depending on where you live. It is not unusual that homeowners are looking for newer and modern preventative measures to protect their homes from harsh weather conditions.
What is one of the best ways you can protect yourself and your cherished home from damages caused by strong winds? Interlocking metal roof panels have proved to be one very effective way to do so. The interlocking nature of metal roofing makes them ideal as they attach on all sides and edges.
As you may be aware, traditional asphalt shingle overlay causes them to lack the grip that interlocking panels have. Asphalt shingles may seem to be interlocked, however, during scorching hot days and extremely cold ones, these temperatures compromise the strength of the shingles, leading to breakages.
The Strength of Steel Metal Roofing Systems Deliver Rigidness
Materials such as Kassel and Irons steel deliver rigidity as interlocking metal roof panels. As time goes on and particular roofing materials start to age, they lose wind resistance and become fragile, as sealants dry out and fail. Metal roofing, on the other hand, stands their ground and resists degradation from wind and exposure to certain weather conditions, maintaining wind resistance.
Interlocking Metal Roofing Panels Address Wind Resistance
Have you ever thought about air passing through and around your roof? Due to the interlocking between metal roofing panels, air can pass between them. Roof covering alone will not be enough to bear the brunt of the uplifting pressures on the underside of the roof. Side-interlocking fixing systems can withstand wind loads in excess of 280 km/h whereas other concealed fixed roofing fixing systems generally fail at wind speeds of around 190 km/h.
Our experts at Grover Metal Roofing have all the insights and expertise to take you through the benefits of interlocking panels and how they can be of great use for your roofing. Get in touch with us; we’d like to answer your questions and help wherever we can.