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Metal VS Tiled Roof


It can be very challenging when it comes to choosing colorbond vs tile roof. With the many varieties of cement tiles roofs and metal roofs, many homeowners are left wondering which is the better option.


Both metal and tiled roofs have benefits, and it is up to you to compare these and make an informed decision.


What are the benefits of tile roofs?


In Australia, Cement/concrete tiles and terracotta tiles are the types of tiles that are used. However, terracotta tile roofs are more expensive to install than cement tiles because of their aesthetic advantages. On the other hand, roofing experts suggest that those who live in the cold areas should use cement tiles roof.


Currently, the difference between these two tiles is quite small because improvements have been made on both tiles.


Below are advantages of tile roofs

  • They have a weather resistant warranty of 50 years.

  • Have an excellent thermal and acoustic insulation

  • Due to their classic appearance, it is impossible for other sheet roofing products to duplicate them.

  • Tile roofs can cost between $80-$10 per square metre supplied and laid.

What are the benefits of metal roofs?


Metal roofs are currently becoming more popular than tile roofs due to their excellent value for money. Below are advantages of metal roofing.

  • They are easy to maintain

  • They come in different profiles to suit your home

  • Due to their sun reflective coatings, they have improved insulation

  • Are hail and impact resistant

You should expect to pay between $50-$60 per square metre on the cost of supply and insulation. When you compare colorbond vs. tile cost, you will realize that color-bound roof tiling is cheaper. Colorbond materials come with a warranty of 25 years. They also have a flaking and chipping warranty of 12 years.


Before choosing any roofing installer, you should get at least three quotes because the quotes vary depending on location. Ensure that you get three quotes for both tile roofs and metal roofs if you care about price.


When asking for quotes, ensure that you include important details of the measurement in square metres of the roofing that you need, the complexity of your roof layout and your roof pitch.

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