Choosing the Best Roofing Material for Australia’s Climate: Tile or Colorbond?

Tile roofing pros and cons

Tile Roofing Pros

  • Durability: Tile roofs are known for their long lifespan and can last up to 35 years or more.
  • Low maintenance: Tile roofs require relatively little maintenance and only need to be inspected and cleaned periodically.
  • Energy efficiency: Tiles roofs can be energy efficient, especially if they are made of reflective material. This can help reduce cooling costs during hot weather.
  • Aesthetic appeal: Tile roofs can add a unique and traditional look to a home, especially in Mediterranean or Spanish-style homes.
  • Environmentally friendly: Many types of tile roofing materials are made from natural clay or cement and are recyclable.

Tile Roofing Cons

  • Cost: Tile roofs can be more expensive to install than other types of roofing
  • Fragility: Tile roofing can be fragile and can break, crack or have to be replaced individually
  • Weight: Tile roofing can be heavy, requiring additional support in the structure of the building.
  • Installation: Tile roofs require specialized tools and knowledge to install and repair, so it can be harder to find a contractor that can install or repair a tile roof.

Colorbond roofing pros and cons

Colorbond Roofing Pros

  • Durability: Colorbond roofing is known for its longevity, with a lifespan of 40-70 years.
  • Low maintenance: Colorbond roofing requires relatively little maintenance and typically only needs to be cleaned occasionally.
  • Climate suitability: Colorbond roofing is well suited for Australia’s hot and dry climate as it is made from steel that is resistant to corrosion and heat.
  • Energy efficiency: Colorbond roofing can be energy-efficient if it is made from a reflective material.
  • Cost: Colorbond roofing is generally less expensive than tile roofs.
  • Easy to install: Colorbond roofing is easier to install than tile roofing, and it also tends to be more widely available with a greater variety of colours and profiles.
  • Wide range of colour options: Colorbond roofing is available in a wide range of colours, there are around 22 standard colours that are available for Colorbond roofing. This includes a range of different shades of reds, blues, greens, greys, and browns, among other colours. The exact number of colour options may vary depending on the specific product and the location, as some colours may not be available in certain regions. The colour options that Colorbond offers are designed to complement the Australian landscape and architecture, and are tested for their durability against the harsh conditions of the Australian climate.

Colorbond Roofing Cons

  • Aesthetic appeal: Colorbond roofing can have a modern aesthetic, but it may not have the same aesthetic appeal as traditional roofing materials like tile, particularly for those who want a unique look for their home.
  • Limited colour diversity: While Colorbond offers a range of different colours, it may not have the same level of colour diversity or customisability as other types of roofing materials, such as tile roofing.
  • Noise: Colorbond roofing can be loud during heavy rain or hail, which can be a downside for those who are sensitive to noise.

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Wayne and his expert roofing team are the ideal trades team. From the initial call for a quote to the follow up after the job was complete Wayne and AllCoast roofing were a delight to deal with. The quote was not the cheapest or the most expensive but the finished product I have no doubt is the best possible. Our roof was checked over, an accurate assessment made, and value-for money quote provided. Then the very thorough cleaning, repointing and renovation work, and finally painting were all carried out by their respective tradesmen in a thorough and professional way. After dealing with a few other trades for other services I can honestly say AllCoast roofing is the best in the business! Thank you Wayne and team, I love my updated roof!
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Melanie B 9/30/2023
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AllCoast Roofing were excellent to deal with. I would highly recommend them for anything to do with Roofing.
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Mark Bowman 6/26/2023
N Graham Avatar
The guys did an awesome job on our roof restoration. Very professional and friendly service. Would recommend this company.
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N Graham 3/09/2023
Brian Doran Avatar
Wayne and his team did an excellent job cleaning, fixing tiles as well as Re spraying the roof to give my house a fresh new look.
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Brian Doran 2/19/2023
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Wayne and his team have provided remarkable work in future-proofing our roof through inspection, reclipping, cleaning and painting. Their communication, competence and kindness have made this process one that we endorse unequivocally.
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Trish David 12/13/2022
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Highly recommend these guys They came out and inspected my roof to see where the leak was coming from and repaired it straight away.. Very happy that the jobs finally done Considering I’ve rung 3 other roofing services and left messages and didn’t get any call backs Thanks Allcoast👍
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Rix 3/08/2022
David Williams Avatar
Got Wayne and his team to do a roof restoration and minor repairs.Great job, communication was excellent (the weather wasn't kind) and very professional.
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David Williams 11/09/2021
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I would definitely recommend this business. Prompt, professional and my roof looks great. The price was very good and the service was exceptional. I am very happy with all my dealings with this company and the results I got.
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