Trends in lifestyle and buildings change over the years and this is what has happened in Australia, as well as overseas. The lifestyle trend these days is to take the inside out by creating alfresco rooms that are just as comfortable and convenient as indoors. Colorbond roofing is the ideal solution for outdoor themes because it is lightweight yet strong enough that it can span a large area with minimal support. This reduces the cost while enabling the view to remain uncluttered.
These days we see outdoor kitchens, comfy outdoor seating, fire pits or other kinds of heating, lighting and in some cases, even Wi-Fi connectivity outside. Over all this there needs to be some kind of protection from that sudden flurry of rain so we don’t have to run inside. Very often, the outdoor area is next to the house for convenience and so the roof can simply continue from the home over the alfresco area. This can be done very easily if the roof is strong and lightweight.
Having such a relaxing and easy way to spend after work hours or to entertain guests or family enhances our lifestyle, but it does something more than that. It adds value to the home, not just in financial terms, but in the ability to extend the floor space. It’s like extending the house without having to add walls. Thus the cost is much less than an extension that is fully enclosed.
In fact, such an area is ideal for birthday parties and all kinds of celebrations and using it for this will save a lot of cleaning up the house afterwards.
In cases where the outdoor entertaining area is not close to the home, using a steel roofing solution is still a good idea because of its strength and durability that requires much less supporting infrastructure than a heavy tile roof. It is also quick and easy to install, meaning the job will take less time and so you will save on the cost in that way.
In addition, that clean, straight lines and minimalist look of a steel roof along with the choice of many colours will ensure that your outdoor structure does not look heavy and clunky in the backyard, but complements the home and blends in with the environment in which it is located.
Aesthetics is an important component of any addition, be it a home extension, a roof over your driveway or a separate, roofed outdoor area. Everyone likes to know their home looks nice and that includes the outdoor landscaped area with the alfresco room. It is good to know that building materials are keeping up with our lifestyle trends and allowing the freedom to enjoy life in the way we choose.