Roof is one most important element of every house that offers us protection against sunlight, rain, dust, storm and all kinds of hostile weather. Therefore, one need to select their roofing methods very carefully.
Following are generally 2 different options available in Australia and both of them are quite popular too.
- Traditional concrete tiles
- Corrugated metal roofing by using bonded paint finish
People have been using concrete tiles in Australia for more than last 75 years and still it remains a first choice of many people in this country. However, in recent years use of colour bond roofs too has increased. Originally it has come from USA and people find it very refined material, which is resistant to chipping, corrosion, peeling and cracking.
Besides that, colour bond roofs can also offer an aesthetically pleasing roofing option and therefore, many people nowadays prefer for this option.
City2Surf Roofing is one well-known roofing company who has a very good experience of installing both kinds of roofing in Australia.
Both these options have their own merits, however mostly it is individual taste and preference, based on what people may decide their option. However, in this article we shall discuss about pros and cons of both the options, so that you can make your informed decision.
Pros and cons of metal roofs
Let us first try to know various pros of going for metal roof option:
You can expect metal roof to last for 40 to 70 years based on the material chosen.
For any kind of weather condition metal roofs can easily withstand and also they are fire resistant.
Usually they come with 25 years warranty and in additional 12 years for chipping/flaking. Hence needs very little maintenance.
4. Energy efficiency
They can easily reflect sunlight and thus can reduce your cooling costs by 10 to 25%
5. Environment friendly
All metals are recyclable and considered as environment friendly.
Metal roofs are usually too noisy during hailstorm or even during rain though they are durable under such conditions.
If it is installed in inappropriate manner then it can trap moisture and cools the roof during night.
3. Colour matching
It may be hard to find exact matching colour while replacing or during home expansion.
Pros and cons of concrete tile roofs
Can last for 100 years too
It can provide much better sound insulation as compared to metal roofing.
3. Environment friendly
The concrete material is derived from the earth and hence it is quite environment friendly material.
4. Energy efficiency
It can regulate temperature inside very well.
1. Difficult installation
Installation has to be done very carefully with proper measurement and hence takes longer time.
2. Needs more maintenance
Tiles can always be quite brittle and hence due to heavy impact can always break. Hence, need regular repair and maintenance.
3. Higher cost
Based on the material you choose, it can always be a costly option, particularly if you prefer for slate roofing option.