One of the decisions you’ll need to make if you’re considering building a new Brisbane carport is what to use for roofing material. There are a variety of options to choose from, so let’s look at the main ones to help you make the best choice.
Colorbond metal roofing
Colorbond is one of the most popular choices for the roofing material for Brisbane carports. Take a look around your local area and you’re likely to see many carports that use this strong, durable and corrosion resistant material.
While Colorbond has many benefits, including those listed above, most people choose it for another reason and that’s because it looks great. Gone are the days when galvanised roofing sheets were the only option, although they’re still popular for period styles. Today, you can choose a wide range of colours to match or complement your home.
Tiles for your new Brisbane carport
Another popular and common option for Brisbane carports is the roofing tile. While it is generally a more expensive option, due to the framework required to support the extra weight, for some the look far outweighs the additional cost. There are a huge variety of options you can choose from, including tiles with differing profiles, finishes and materials. And, of course, there are a wide range of colours to choose.
Polycarbonate roofing sheets are another option for your Brisbane carport. While you’re unlikely to use polycarbonate sheets on the entire roof, what is common is to combine polycarbonate roofing with Colorbond, to allow extra light into your carport.
While clear sheeting with a standard ridge profile is the most common polycarbonate sheeting you’ll see, you can choose from a variety of shades and profiles. All allow light in (shading does reduce this somewhat) while keeping harmful UV rays out.
Another option in polycarbonate roofing (and indeed Colorbond roofing) is the curved sheet (see image on this page). These have the added benefit of providing extra roof space inside your carport than you otherwise would. Plus, it’s an attractive, stylish and unconventional option, that will certainly help make your Brisbane carport stand out from the crowd.
While generally used on patios and outdoor living area, if you want to keep your Brisbane carport as cool as possible, insulated roofing material is a great option. This product is actually a roof, insulation and ceiling in one, giving an attractive look inside and outside your carport. How cool’s that!
The right Brisbane carport roof for you
What’s the best roofing material for you? The easiest – and sometimes the best decision – is to use the same roofing material that is used on your home and to match it as closely as possible. However, if it’s a complementary look you’re after, don’t be afraid to mix materials and colours.
Mr Carport is your Brisbane carport specialist
If you are looking to design and build a new Brisbane carport, give Mr Carports a call. We’ll organise a time that’s convenient to visit you, discuss your needs and provide a free design and quote.
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