Queenslanders are well aware of the many advantages provided by sheet metal when used for roofing.
It’s affordable, durable and available in a variety of configurations, fabrication and colours making this material an excellent choice for urban homes and rural properties.
To limit sheet metal to the obvious application of roofing is selling this flexible product short. With a little creative thinking, there are many unique ways to use sheet metal in and around the home.
Here are just 5 examples of how to use this versatile and fundamental metal product.
1. Garden Bed Edging
Traditionally, many residents like to use wooden beams to protect and corner their garden beds. But sheet metal works just as well, if not better! Corrugated sheet metal as a base or container can easily hold a heavy volume of garden soil while sidestepping the issue of rot from worms or termite infestations. With some simple metalworking techniques a custom metal garden bed frame is great value for money, long lasting and a contemporary addition to your landscaping.
2. Window Hoods
The durability of sheet metal makes it an excellent choice for external bullnose covers to keep windows protected. Suitable for both classical and modern architecture, custom designed sheet metal window arches are lightweight, stylish and strong enough to withstand any climate and weather conditions.
3. Rainwater Tanks
If you live in an area that receives a lot of rainfall, such as along the Queensland coastline, you should think about constructing a rainwater tank for your homestead or residential acreage. Sheet metal compliments any terrain and is easy to fabricate to custom sizes.
4. Verandah Extensions
If you’re looking to give your backyard a lift, then consider using fibreglass roofing for a new verandah. It can be cut to requirements and comes in a variety of styles and grades to suit your patio layout. Add more value to your home or commercial building with an easy to install verandah.
5. Custom Fencing
Sheet metal is an excellent value buy for urban or rural fencing as it’s lighter, durable, strong and produced locally. It’s tough against bad weather, strong winds and a preventative measure against the threat of bushfires.
Ask the experts at Queensland Sheet Metal. We have 30 years experience in the sheet metal industry. We can turn your idea into a practical product that delights your customers.