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Should You Choose A Metal or 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. To save your time, you can get in touch with a roof tile supplier or use Bricks + Agent and get quotes from local roofers.

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.

You can also contact a tile supplier and have a one on one talk about what you need.

Need help with your home improvement projects? Consider getting quotes from experienced and quality roofing specialists at Bricks+Agent, your one-stop-shop for hiring local professionals. 

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Topics: Home Improvement, Property Advice

Rafael Niesten

Written by Rafael Niesten

In his early 20s, Perth local Rafael Niesten, won a scholarship to study in Canada, with that came the opportunity to volunteer at a local radio station. That spawned his entrepreneurial streak, returning to Perth in 2001 he set up community radio Groove FM. More by luck than design, they became successful, too successful as they took a significant chunk of the Perth Market. This sent up the red flag with his commercial competitors who saw to it that he came before the Australian Broadcasting Authority and on technicalities such as the number of volunteers he was forced to move on. He received the citizen of the year award for Western Australia (youth) and was a finalist in the Australian of the year awards (Youth). Falling on his sword he turned to running small and large scale events, all the while buying, renovating and selling properties. Buying and selling land and renovated houses provided a grounding in the property industry. He founded a cloud based medical grade voice recognition company, followed by co founding the first true cloud application for private practice in the health sector. He successfully exited these ventures at the end of 2016 and began building Bricks+Agent.

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