Colorbond vs a Tile Roof

Your roof is one of the most important architectural elements of a home, acting as the first line of defense against the harsh weather conditions of Australia. If your roof is damaged, roof replacement services will be able to restore your roof and provide you with a robust solution that will protect your home entirely from severe weather conditions. At Above & Beyond Roof Replacements our team will provide a Colorbond roof replacement that can withstand the harsh Australian climate.

Both Colorbond and tiling are popular roofing materials each with their own individual benefits. While in the end it mostly comes to personal preference, today we’ll be going over each material’s benefits to make your choice a lot easier.



Benefits of Colorbond

Colorbond is a coated steel roofing material that has become outstandingly popular across Australian homes, offering a stylish, long-lasting and resistant roofing solution. With corrosion resistant qualities and low maintenance needs, Colorbond roofing has become the most common choice when compared to corrugated roofing.

Colorbond offers a clean and sleek appearance creating a contemporary aesthetic, with 22 colours for Australian homes. Because of their wide range of colour options a new colorbond roof will even work on older homes without looking disjointed to the rest of your house.

With a steel core that resembles Zincalume and a lead-free top coat, Colorbond meets the Australian Standard AS1397, ensuring strict adherence to the highest quality grade steel.

Colorbond also offers an enhanced thermal efficiency and insulation. This is due to its lightweight and solar reflective qualities, reflecting more than the sun’s heat off your roof. Due to the increased insulation that colorbond roofing provides, it means that your home will also stay warmer throughout the winter. All Colorbond is also made from materials that are 100% recyclable,  making it an environmentally friendly roofing option.

Other than regular cleaning of your roof Colorbond, which will work to keep it performing better for longer, there’s little to no maintenance for this roofing.


Roof Tiles

Benefits of Roof Tile

Roof tiles are a classic roofing solution that has been the choice of Australian’s for decades. These tiles are generally constructed with concrete or terracotta tiles, making them one of the heavier roofing options. Available in a range of different profiles, roof tiles can work alongside a range of home styles and ages, adding some charm and character.

Other than offering exceptional sound proofing, roof tiles also help to regulate the temperature of your home. Made with naturally durable materials these tiles will continue to perform as long as they’re in good condition. While roof tiles will require more maintenance and check ups in comparison to Colorbond, they are impenetrable to rot, rust and insect damage. Roof tiling is a particularly durable option for those living in corrosive environments such as near the ocean, offering a heightened defense against wind thanks to their hefty weight.

It’s important to be aware that even though these tiles are durable and robust, they can still become brittle in certain weather conditions. Sudden changes in weather will also affect these tiles, which will cause them to expand and move resulting in small gaps that can lead to leaks.


Which Should You Choose?

When it comes to choosing between Colorbond and Roof tiles it really comes up to personal preference and your home’s location. Both are durable to the general weather conditions of the Australian climate, with their own visual and functional advantages. The important takeaway is to do your own research before making a decision so that the best possible tailored roofing solution is provided for your property.


Explore Everything that Colorbond® Has to Offer

Above & Beyond Roof Replacements have a large range of Colorbond colours available to provide your roof with a durable and variable roofing solution. At Above & Beyond Roof Replacements our team can help you achieve the roof renovation of your dreams. Get in touch today for a quote!