Which is better, Colorbond or tiled roofs?

Roofing is one of the most important things that a property needs. It helps protect our buildings from the elements, keeps us cool and dry inside during the hot Australian summers, and gives us an aesthetically pleasing, protective exterior.

Roofing systems come in many different styles, materials and designs. It’s important to ensure that you select the right one for your home and lifestyle. When you need to choose between a tiled roof and a Colorbond roof, it can be a tough decision. In this post, we will examine the pros and cons of both.

What is Colorbond roofing?

Colorbond roofing is a type of roof covering system that uses a combination of coloured synthetic resin and reinforcing fibres (glass, steel or polyester) that is applied to the top surface of the roof as a sheet or roll to give it a distinctive and durable look. Colorbond roofing is a tough and resilient building material that has been around for well over 100 years. In fact, Australia first developed it to protect their sheep from the harsh Australian sun!

What is tiled roofing?

Tiled roofing (or tile roofing) is a type of roofing system that consists of tiles, which are usually made of slate, clay or concrete. Tile roofing has a number of advantages over other types of roofs, including low cost, easy installation. Terracotta tiles range between a minimum of 12° and 25° depending on profile and sarking may be required at pitches greater than 20°.

Colorbond vs Tiled Roofing

Let’s find out if it really pays to use Colorbond or Tiled roofing! Here are some key facts about both:


The most common type of roof in Australia is tiled roof. However, Colorbond roofing provides a long term solution to many problems. Roofing Australia’s research showed that the Colorbond roof was not only more durable, it was also cheaper to maintain over time. A traditional new tile roof can cost up to $30,000 to install. In addition, after a couple of years a tile roof may need a restoration or at least a jet spray clean. Tiles will lose colour over time. A Colorbond roof, on the other hand, is just as durable as a tile roof and only costs about $20,000 to install. It is also less expensive to repair than a tiled roof.

Roofing Colours

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View the DULUX AcraTex colour range for tiled roofs.

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