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Do you just manufacture roofing and cladding?

We not only manufacture and supply our products, we also offer an installation service using our reputable installers. This means you get to deal with people who know your specific needs throughout the entire project. At Roofline Canterbury, we are a tight-knit team who work together to achieve the best possible result for you.

How fast is your turnaround?

Because we manufacture in our Christchurch factory, we provide unparalleled turnaround times and can produce the right solution for your building needs. Tell us about your project today.

Do you only do big jobs?

We’re big enough to handle all your large-scale developments but small enough to care about those DIY jobs and re-roofing projects.

Is metal roofing better long-term value than other roofing materials?

Long run profiled metal roofing is engineered to be a durable, hard wearing, and a robust roofing material. While other roofing materials may be cheaper the baked on colour finish contributes to low maintenance costs and longevity making metal roofing an very economical solution over the life of the roof.
Roofing materials like clay, masonry, or slate tiles also share good long durability properties, however being significantly heavier they require a greater load carrying structure, usually costing more, which again makes long run steel a great value for money option.

What is the life of a metal roof?

In New Zealand a new roof must have a durability of 15+ years to be legally compliant. The reality is that long run steel roofing will last well beyond this offering protection for years to come. There are still buildings in New Zealand with corrugated iron roofs dating back to the 1800s, providing testament to the durability of metal roofing.

Is metal roofing more likely to attract lightning strikes?

The odds of a roof getting struck by lightning are the same for all roofs irrespective of the roofing material used. Of course, metal roofing wont ignite or catch fire like a combustible roofing membrane – for instance using wooden shakes or asphalt shingles.

Can rainwater be collected from a metal roof?

Yes, Colorcote® pre-painted metal roofs can be used for the harvesting of rainwater, with tests against their painting systems for the potential to release of contaminants showing there are no contaminants released of any public health concern. therefore you can be rest assured that the your will not contaminate the water.

What is 0.4 and 0.55 gauge roofing material?

The New Zealand Building Code for which any and all building work carried out in New Zealand must comply, stipulates the minimum allowable thickness for metal roofing is 0.4mm thick. This is suitable for most roofing applications in New Zealand. NZ Steel produces both 0.4 and 0.55 gauge. This thicker gauge steel may be more suitable for severe coastal conditions or other high corrosive environments (like Rotorua), extreme wind zones,  or commercial application. Roofline are here to help and can advise of the right material for your roofing needs. 

What warranty is available with metal roofing?

A warranty provides you with peace of mind, knowing that if the product doesn’t function as intended then it will be repaired or replaced. NZ Steel offer residential warranties on Zincalume® of up to 15 years in New Zealand’s moderate climate environments.
Fletcher Building’s Pacific CoilCoaters under there ColorCote® brand also provide residential warranties ranging from 10 to 30 years against their AlumiGard™, MagnaFlow™, and ZinaCore™ roofing solutions. These warranties cover both the paint finish and perforations in the material.
Roofline, a member of both the MRM (Metal Roof Manufacturers) and RANZ (Roofing Association of New Zealand) operate under the MRM code and practice and provide warranties on installation and workmanship.

How environmental is metal roofing?

In any new build, alternation, or replacement it’s important to consider the environmental impact that material selection will have and roofing material is no exception. Long run steel manufactured by NZ Steel is locally made not requiring international shipment and association energy consumption.
It has a long life surpassing other roofing materials and thus requiring less overall material over the life of the building.
Long run profiled metal is re-cyclable at the end of it intended life, as well as being manufactured from other re-cycled metal materials making it a truly sustainable option.
NZ Steel is environmental certificated under Environment Choice, NZ Green Building Council,, and the Sustainable Steel Council.
Fletcher Building’s Pacific CoilCoaters under there ColorCote® brand is accredited and approved by the Australasian EDP (Environmental Product Declaration) Programme.

Do metal roofs rust?

Metal rusts, there’s no getting around that fact, however long run steel coated with a zinc (galvanised) or zinc/aluminium (Zinalume®) provides a protective coating over the steel substrate. This protective layer is further enhanced by a baked on multi-layer paint finish. With full length sheets cut to length there are no overlaps, a point of weakness where debris and weathering can promote aging ensuring a great looking roof that will last for 50 or more years.

Can metal roofing withstand extreme climate weather events?

Of course the design, pitch, and shape play an important role in the roof being able to handle extreme weather, but yes, metal roofing if installed correctly can withstand hurricane force winds. It has also shown to be more effective in withstanding large hailstones as a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) found that metal roofing is far less likely to be punctured by hail than conventional asphalt shingles. 

What maintenance is required for a metal roof?

Profile metal roofing has low maintenance requirements which are important to ensure the longevity and aesthetic appeal of the roof.  Getting the gutters cleaned and washing the roof of any salt and dirt build ups 

Can I choose any colour?

Colorcote® have over 40 colours to choose from, so whatever style your home is there will be colours to suit. The range of colours are developed to meet local authority reflectivity levels as well and blend with the environment.

Is there different long run steel?

Not all pre-painted long run steel is made equal and for any home it’s important the right material is chosen to not only meet the desired aesthetics but also the extremes of temperature, harsh UV rays, and salt-laden sea air that will eventually take their toll on any New Zealand building.
NZ Steel’s Zincalume® and Galvesteel® steel and Fletcher Building’s Pacific CoilCoaters under there ColorCote® brand offer a range of durable and resistant finishes via the AlumiGard™, MagnaFlow™, and ZinaCore™ products that are designed to meet the challenges of the NZ environment. To find the right roofing solution give us a call.


What our happy clients have to say

  • We have been dealing with Roofline for over 25 years and we have received the same top service everytime

    Mike Donnally
    Manager, MD Builders
  • We have only been dealing with Roofline for a couple of years, but now they have their new machines the quailty has been amazing. Their turnaround on Flashings is prompt and they fit like a glove

    John Donald
    Donald Builders
  • “We are always impressed with Roofline Canterbury’s outstanding service and quality of product”

    Michelle, Base Construction NZ Ltd
  • I would like to thank you and your company for the service you gave me.
    All the dealings I had with you were Great. Every thing went smoothly and you kept me in formed. I would highly recommend your company and subbies to any one.
    Thanks again

    Roger Miller
  • Great service from a friendly team. I have used them for 20+ years now and occasionally check prices and they are never bettered.

    J Cooke
  • Awesome job guys, would highly recommend no more leaking roof all the best.

    Dan & Theresa
  • Very user friendly service, samples, good product and helped with a trailer. Boom I will be back and so should you!

    Chimney Doctor
  • We use Roofline for all of our roof and flashing needs. They always deliver on time and to a high quality standard. They have great customer support and top quality service.


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