When was the last time you stopped and took notice of your roof? Honestly, it’s something most of us take for granted, that is until something goes wrong. 

However, over time roofs will inevitably begin to degrade. If you plan to replace the roof on your suburban home or are after the right roof for your new home, here are some factors to think about.

What To Consider When Getting A Roof


How much are you willing to spend on your new roof? There are a few points that dictate how much you need to spend, such as; size, material, and style. If you want an estimate of your costs, contact professional roofing contractors for a quote.


Be sure to select the type of roof that can withstand the harsh Queensland weather with minimal upkeep. Again, it’s recommended to ask a professional which materials are suited to enduring the Queensland weather and are of good quality.


Aren’t all houses sturdy enough to carry any roof? Surprisingly, not all homes have a sufficient foundation to sustain a heavy roof. In the worst cases, an oversized roof may even damage the structure of your home. Ask an expert roofing contractor to assist you in making the right choice with what roofing materials are suitable. 

Roof Types For Your Suburban Home

Here are three common roof styles that never go out of fashion on suburban houses in Brisbane and Ipswich.


This classical-style roof has been popular throughout the world for thousands of years, for good reason. Despite being stylish and with a traditional appeal, they’re also superb at absorbing heat and a pragmatic choice for Queensland weather. One drawback with terracotta tiles is that over time they will stain and need to be cleaned every few years. However, roof tile cleaning is affordable and easy to arrange.


Trimdek has immense versatility and works effectively for residential buildings, as well as commercial or industrial. Trimdek roofing sheets are durable, watertight, and can last over sixty years until they need to be replaced. One downside with all metal roofs is that they tend to expand and contract in the heat or cold, which can be rather loud, so noise may be a factor you consider. However, If you enjoy being lulled to sleep by the sound of rain, a metal roof may be for you.

Corrugated Iron

Being arguably the most quintessential Australian roof available on the market, makes corrugated roofs a popular option. Corrugated iron roofs have the same durability, watertight level, and flexing qualities that Trimdek roofs have but at a marginally cheaper price. 

Reaching The Experts

Do you have questions about the ideal roof for your home? Contact Roof Knight – The Gutter Guard Guys for expert advice and quality roofing services in Brisbane and Ipswich. Contact our team for a free quote.