As the world moves towards more sustainable and innovative building solutions, many homeowners in Queensland, Australia, are similarly seeking ways to future-proof their properties.

While sourcing environmentally friendly materials, embracing solar energy and enhanced insulation techniques are common, one area that is often overlooked in sustainable building is the roof.

Consulting with metal roof specialists could see you discover new ways in which to keep your new home as sustainable as possible both now and in the future.

At Icon Metal Roofing, our team is leading the charge in transforming roofing practices for the better. Not only are we experts in this eco-friendly roofing material and the benefits it provides, but we are also highly skilled installers.

In this article, we’ll take a look at why metal roofing is the ideal option and how we can support you to incorporate it expertly at your property.

The Role Of Metal Roof Specialists

So what exactly do we mean by metal roof specialists? In Australia, there are several types of materials that can be used for roofing. These roofing materials include – asphalt shingles, clay or concrete tiles, copper, corrugated/long-run steel, membrane and slate shingles.

The most common of these are clay and concrete tiles/shingles and corrugated steel/metal roofing.

As part of the Australian roofing industry, we at Icon Metal Roofing, as our name suggests specialise solely in metal roofing. Why do we only work with metal roofing? As we believe this is the best option for our climate, your property’s longevity and the environment.

As long-term metal roof specialists, we possess the expertise, knowledge, and training needed to handle metal roofing projects with ease.

The Advantages of Consulting with Metal Roof Specialists

Opting to consult with our team of metal roof specialists before deciding on a new roof offers several benefits to homeowners.

These benefits include learning how metal roofing:

  • Is lightweight and versatile
  • Capable of withstanding harsh Australian weather conditions including extreme heat, winds and rain
  • Is significantly more durable than ceramic or concrete shingles, it will not crack or corrode
    Provides a better barrier against pests such as birds and possums seeking to nest in your roof
  • Experiences significantly less leaking incidences than other roofing types
  • Is more cost-effective in the long term due to its extended lifetime and minimal maintenance requirements
  • Can be 100% recycled at the end of its (very long) lifetime

Whether you are roofing an entirely new build or replacing an existing roof, we are capable of efficiently and proficiently assessing your roofing needs and recommending the most suitable metal roofing options.

Speaking with one of our experts can support you as a homeowner to make an informed decision. Not only alerting you to the benefits but also ensuring your choice meets your budget, design preferences, hoped-for outcomes and sustainability goals.

Sustainable Roofing Solutions

Did you know that building and construction materials account for up to 44% of all waste generated in Australia annually? This is why there is a continued push for innovative and conscious changes in the way in which we build.

One of the simplest ways to make a positive impact on this front is to opt for metal roofing when you build or replace a roof.

Opting to only install metal roofing, is one way in which our team promotes more eco-friendly building practices.

If you’re seeking to build a home that aligns with more sustainable building practices and your own environmental values, here are four reasons why metal roofing is ideal:


Metal roofing is 100% recyclable. At the end of its life, which is likely to be decades long, it can be melted down and repurposed entirely.

This means it remains out of landfill and can find a new and very long life again and again and again!


One of the leading misconceptions regarding metal roofing is that it makes your home hotter. In actuality, metal roofing is highly effective at reflecting the sun’s heat away from your home.

While it may feel warm to the touch and heat up quicker than roof tiles or shingles, it works much better at deflecting heat and dissipating heat more quickly too.

This can greatly improve your home’s energy efficiency. Enhancing its ability to keep a comfortable temperature without the need for expensive heating and cooling.

Low Maintenance

If you have a metal Colorbond roof, you will enjoy virtually zero maintenance for the lifetime of your roof. They need minimal time and effort to remain looking amazing.

This reduces the need for environmentally harmful cleaning products, wasteful repair materials, physical labour and other ongoing expenses related to upkeep.

Reduced Carbon Footprint

All of the above means a lower carbon footprint.

Ensuring recyclability, reducing the need for electricity usage for heating and cooling and eliminating the production of wasteful roofing materials. All of this is possible with metal roofing.

Expert Insights on Roofing Trends

If you’ve ever felt that metal roofing is outdated, speaking with a metal roofing specialist can catch you up to speed on the latest roofing trends and innovations.

From new colours to the usage of combined metal colours, styles, and even mixed materials, metal roofing has a lot to offer design-wise. There is also several emerging, cutting-edge technologies in the metal roofing industry that add to its appeal.

Renewable energy such as solar panels is just one way in which you can easily incorporate this technology into your new roof.

When it comes to future-proof roofing solutions, metal roofing materials take the lead over all other alternatives, every time.

Customised Roofing Solutions

Not only is metal roofing an environmentally sound decision, it offers exceptional versatility when it comes to customisations. Our roofing experts can tailor your metal roof to meet your individual needs and preferences.

This is possible thanks to the wide range of metal roofing styles, colours, and finishes available.

Additionally, as metal roofing sheets can be flexed and shaped, unlike other materials, it is the ideal choice for any residential or commercial property owner seeking a unique roofing solution.

High-Quality Installations

Simply option for metal roofing doesn’t guarantee you the benefits outlined above. Potential issues can arise if it is not properly installed.

Selecting roof installation experts with appropriate skills and knowledge is essential for the longevity and performance of metal roofs.

You should request examples of past roofing projects and check for customer reviews that highlight consistently precise and efficient installations.

Taking the time to check a roofing company’s workmanship is of a high standard can help to ensure the overall durability and reliability of your roof over its lifetime.

Long-Term Value and Return on Investment

We recognise that opting for metal roofing represents a significant investment in your home. Thankfully, this investment delivers long-term value in terms of longevity and when it comes to your property’s resale value.

Metal roofing adds some serious curb appeal to your home and can make it more enticing to buyers who recognise its strength and durability.

As most metal roofing projects come with an extended or lifetime warranty, this only adds to the value a potential buyer will see.

Icon Metal Roofing – The Team You Can Trust

If you’re a home or business owner preparing to choose your new roof, consulting with our metal roof specialists is highly recommended. Seeking expert advice when considering roofing options can help to ensure that you are making smarter choices for your wallet, the future of your home and the environment.

As leading experts in our community, we have developed a reputation for excellence in craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Our goal is to help homeowners embrace the future with durable, sustainable, and aesthetically pleasing roofing solutions. From roofing inspections for proposed replacements, new installations, removal of old roofs (including licenced asbestos removal) and more, we’re here to help.

Make an informed decision regarding your roofing choices. Speak with our metal roof specialists today at 07 3186 2059 and benefit from their invaluable insights and expertise.