Timber roofing has been becoming more and more popular in recent years and 2023 will be no exception for homeowners and businesses alike who are looking to upgrade or install for the first time.
Since sustainable timber roofing has come to the public attention it's been a growing trend that offers both longevity and aesthetic appeal, so it suits many different projects across a wide range.
Homes, guesthouses, bars, restaurants and many more structures stand to benefit from the appeal.
So in this article, we'd like to look at it not just from an aesthetic appeal but also from an investment perspective. As if you are looking for longevity and warranties then timber could be an option that may not have crossed your mind.
Well......IT HAS NOW.
Timber Roofing and its Benefits
Timber roofing in Australia is growing in popularity fast and that's not unfounded.
Timber offers benefits that given many weather conditions throughout Australia (that vary) can way outweigh other options.
Choose environmentally grown timber - readily available in Australia, Europe and the US.
Energy efficiency - timber is extremely good at insulation so in this current time saving on either heating or cooling expenses cannot be overlooked.
The look - timber is not a normal look, so if you're looking to impress or stun, especially in hospitality, 2023 is the year when the construction industry should be busy with timber.
The Options Available with Natural Wood Roofs
Tile and asphalt...zzzzz. If you really are looking for 2023 to spruce up your roofing natural wood is the way to go.
With so much diversity in wood today, not just in the wood itself, but the way in which is such a diversified material from clean cut to rustic, light, medium and dark browns and even black hues, you have a lot to choose from.
Also, using natural wood if it is a renewable resource is eco-friendly. So regardless of what structure you are looking to use it for it will be sustainable and the best option out there at this time.
The Lifespan and Durability of Timber Roofing
When it comes to roofing, durability is critical.
After all, a leaky roof or constantly replacing tiles and calling out a roofer is far from ideal.
Timber roofing is a popular choice for its rustic charm and natural beauty, but how does it stack up when it comes to roofing?
Not many people really have a gauge of how it compares in terms of lifespan and durability.
Well, it turns out that timber roofing can last anywhere from 30 to 50 years, depending on the quality of the wood and how well it's maintained.
Plus, timber roofing is surprisingly durable, able to withstand harsh weather conditions and heavy winds which many parts of Australia are becoming accustomed to.
So if you're looking for a roofing option that's both good-looking and long-lasting, you should take timber roofing seriously.
Timber Roofing and Cost Savings
Timber isn't the first thing that springs to mind, it really isn't.
However, not only is it a sustainable choice, but it can also save you money in the long run.
Timber roofs are lightweight, meaning there’s less structural support needed and less money spent building them up.
Plus, as mentioned before but to re-iterate timber is a natural insulator and is again a money saver. So, whatever part of Australia you live in can be beneficial in the hot or the cold.
Wood Roofing and the Environment
People that haven't had timber flooring, stairs, roofing or decks can be immune to the benefits and aesthetics it has, plus its longevity can be misunderstood.
If we look at human history it's been used since we were capable of making any form of home many thousands of years ago.
Plus, there are also some serious environmental benefits to choosing a natural wood roof.
Unlike many of its counterparts, it grows back if you are sourcing it properly, tiles don't do they? Not too sure the last time I saw tiles and asphalt growing in the garden be fair!
Here's the kicker, it's also biodegradable which is now becoming more prevalent across many forms of material we use such as plastic as a PRIME example!
Therefore you won't see an island of it floating in the ocean or a landfill where it's been sitting there for decades.
We can go on and on, about its benefits, but it's laid bare for all to see.
Highlighting Common Maintenance Tips for Timber Roofs
Maintenance isn't always down to the manufacturers or the people you bought the roofing from.
You can help the longevity of roofing yourself and keep it in good shape by following some basic steps.
Make sure gutters are clean and debris free
The reason for this point is to ensure you prevent water from backing up and causing damage to the roof.
Inspect your roof regularly (if you can)
Wear and tear signs must be looked like missing or broken shingles.
If you notice any issues, be sure to address them as soon as possible before they become bigger problems.
Look up Appropriate Protective Sealant and Coating
Finally, consider treating the roof with a protective sealant or coating every few years to help extend its lifespan, if this is within warranty fine, if not ask an expert what's the best option on the market and make sure you use it.
Sun or rain, a protective coating will always ensure you keep your timber looking the same as on day one for the long term.
Timber roofing is more than a viable option for home and business owners in 2023. From the many choices that are available in natural wood roofs to the cost savings, environmental benefits, and lengthy lifespan, there really is nothing stopping you. With minimal upkeep, longevity and something that is just that little bit classy; look at what timber works for you.