High In Fibre: Why Fibre Cement Roofing Is An Excellent Choice For Your New Garage

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Building a garage that will stand the test of time requires time, effort, careful planning, but most importantly, the right building materials. Every part of your garage, from the foundations that hold it up to the door(s) that allow you to access it, should be constructed from suitable materials, and the materials you use to roof your new garage are no exception to this rule. 

Unfortunately, while many traditional garage roofing materials (such as asphalt, metal sheeting and corrugated iron) have their merits, they also have their fair share of shortcomings. Consequently, more and more garage builders both amateur and professional are turning to fibre cement for their roofing, and this modern and enormously versatile material has a number of properties that make it an ideal choice for your garage roof: 


As you'd expect from any material with 'cement' in its name, fibre cement is tremendously durable, and can take a heavy hammering from wind and rain without crumbling, degrading or springing leaks. The strong cellulose fibres that run through the material also provide exceptional reinforcement against impact damage, and fibre cement will not crack or shatter like ordinary cement when faced with heavy impacts from falling tree branches, roof tiles and other objects.

Improved ventilation

While fibre cement roofs do not allow rainwater to enter your garage, they do allow air to pass through its pores, and a fibre cement roof provides far more ventilation than other, denser roofing materials such as asphalt. This improved ventilation allows exhaust fumes and other unpleasant gases to exit your garage more quickly, making it a safer and more pleasant place to work. Free airflow also helps to prevent the spread of mould, a problem that afflicts many garages roofed with lesser materials (particularly if they have timber roof trusses).


Fibre cement can also be a surprisingly attractive addition to a garage. It can be found in a wide variety of colours and shades, allowing you to match your roof closely to the overall design of your garage, and its matte, muted tones look particularly stylish when paired with more modern, minimalist architecture and building materials. Fibre cement roofing also comes in a wide variety of styles, ranging from large slabs and corrugated sheets to small tiles that can closely mimic the look of premium roofing tiles.

Low prices

Despite all of these attractive advantages, fibre cement roofing is hardly likely to break the bank, and even large, multi-car garages can be roofed with fibre cement for a very modest cost. Given the long-term durability of the material, this makes roofing your garage with fibre cement an excellent long-term investment.


2 March 2018

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