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The Top Five Advantages of Fibre Cement Roofing For Livestock Buildings

by Lily Carroll

When it comes to livestock buildings, the roofing is quite important. After all, that roof is meant to protect the livestock that produce income for your farm. Whilst there are several options in agricultural roofing, including aluminium and other metals, fibre cement roofing is now becoming one of the most popular options for livestock buildings. Read on to learn about five of the many advantages of fibre cement roofing for your livestock buildings. 

1. The Value of Better Ventilation

Whilst standard cement roofing is strong and sturdy, it doesn't have good natural ventilation -- and it's not easy to install vents for airflow because it's so heavy. When the fibres are mixed into the cement, they lighten the weight to correct this problem. A fibre cement roof allows for easy venting, which means that your livestock get the airflow they need to feel comfortable even in the hottest weather. 

2. A Lack of Leaking

Fibre cement roofing is uniquely formulated to repel rain and to trap moisture. You won't have to worry about constant leaks working their way through the roof and down to your livestock when you have fibre cement roofing. This lack of leaks also means that the building is less damp-feeling and more comfortable overall -- and this can be appreciated by livestock and human beings alike.

3. An Attractive Appearance

Whilst the functional benefits may be what matters the most, many farm owners also appreciate the attractive appearance of a fibre cement roof. This type of roofing is simple yet appealing -- it blends in beautifully with other farm buildings. Whilst a metal roof can present a rather jarring visual appearance, a fibre cement roof is subtle and lovely.

4. The Cheaper Cost

Fibre cement roofs are quite reasonably priced, especially when you compare them to options like aluminium roofs. The fibre cement materials are cheaper, and the labour cost for fibre cement roofing installation is about on par with that of aluminium. 

5. The Longer Lifespan

The longevity of fibre cement roofing is quite impressive -- in fact, it's one of the longest-lasting agricultural roofing options at around 50 years or even more. Your fibre cement roofing could last for as long as you're on the farm -- and this means worry-free protection for your livestock for many years to come. 

If the five advantages discussed above sound good to you, contact your local roofing contractor to talk about fibre cement today. Both you and your livestock will be happy with this type of roofing protection!