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Aluminium Sheet


Aluminum is one of the longest-lasting metals, but somewhat expensive compared to steel products. Aluminum roofs are very lightweight, corrosion-resistant, have high natural reflectivity and even higher natural emissivity. These properties help increase a building’s energy efficiency.

Benefits of aluminium:

  • Light Weight
  • Portability
  • Durability. Most metal roofing products today come with warranties from 25 to 50 years. Sheet materials like aluminum are inherently durable; the oxidization of the base material forms a protective patina 
  • Metal roofs are often used to cover large buildings because of their high strength to weight ratio
  • Fire and spark resistant
  • Wind resistant 
  • Metal is readily recyclable. Most metals can be recycled over and over without losing any valuable properties
  • Design flexibility. Some steel roofing products can be installed over open framing. They can also accommodate various architectural shapes
  • Energy efficiency. Coatings with high reflectivity commonly save 20-30% on air-conditioning costs due to reflecting away much of the sun’s heat
  • Labor efficient
  • Most metal roofing products require very little or no maintenance


  • Care must be taken on large roofs to provide for thermal movement
  • Movement caused by differences in temperature may cause objectionable noise
  • Care must be taken with all metal roof products to avoid incompatible materials Dissimilar metals can cause unexpected and rapid corrosion
  • Metal refining and production and transport of metal roof components can be energy-intensive. The flipside of this is the relatively clean and energy saving process of metal recycling
  • Expensive

Metal Roofing is a very versatile building material. It is not only used in roofing applications, but also may be used as a wall covering. There are many different profiles and styles for aesthetic impact.

The major problem with metal roofs in warm weather is the fact that they absorb and retain enormous quantities of heat. In non-air-conditioned buildings, this translates directly into high building envelope heat loads, temperature and moisture build-up. For air-conditioned buildings, it means higher energy costs as the air-conditioning has to fight  heat that builds up continuously during the day.


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ABIS building and pest inspections are conducted to the highest standard by building inspectors with a minimum of 10 years experience together with the highest professional qualifications in their field. ABIS has been in business over 27 years conducting both building and timber pest inspections.

Our highly recommended home inspectors are all long term trusted employees not here today gone tomorrow sub-contractors. ABIS Inspectors are supported by a unique computer aided inspection system and the latest inspection equipment such as high sensitivity thermal cameras costing thousands of dollars that others don’t often have.

When you book a pre-purchase inspection with ABIS, our friendly local (they know the area and are not in a interstate or overseas call centre) staff will make the whole process easy for you. Our Office team make all the arrangements with you, your agent, the vendor, the tenant (if there is one) and you will be sent an email to confirm the inspection time along with a pre-engagement letter which covers the scope of the inspection. Good communication and local knowledge are key to you getting the most out of your building and pest inspection. We are always happy to answer all your questions and you are most welcome to be on site when we do the inspection. Our technology, systems and processes also mean you get your high quality report shortly after your inspection is completed.

And all this for an incredible low price.

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