CONCRETE ROOF TILES VS. COLORBOND ROOF
When deciding on a roof for your new home, there are two types of roofing that are considered more than others. They are the traditional Concrete Roofing Tiles and the metal roofing with a paint finish, commonly known as Colorbond. Concrete tiles has always been the first choice of most homeowners for so many years now, but there has also been a great increase in the installation of Colorbonds by some homeowners. Both Concrete tile and Colorbond are made available in a wide range of color, but the decision is mainly based on the preference of the homeowners taste, need and budget. The two types of roofing materials have their pros and cons, but it is usually important to know them for both materials in order to make the best suited decision for your home.
CONCRETE ROOF TILES
Here are some of the advantages that are attached to the installation of the Concrete roof materials.
- They are long lasting, irrespective of the materials used.
- Modifications like installing of skylight and flues can be made to concrete roofing tiles.
- They are better options for use in environments that are corrosive.
- During rain, they are quieter than the Colorbond roofing materials.
- They are resistant to damages from insects and rotting.
- They are expensive to purchase.
- Although they are durable, but the do break when they suffer from heavy impact.
- Installation requires the help of a trained personnel due to the difficulty in its installation.
- They are heavy.
- They have lighter weight when compared to the Concrete roof tiles.
- They are require low maintenance, as they are resistant to weather and are less likely to have cracks and leaks.
- For someone seeking to add a veranda to their home, Colorbond roof is suitable for flat roofs and is a cost effective option.
- Colorbond is more rigid than the concrete roofing tiles and hence easier to carry out maintenance tasks.
- Unlike the concrete roof tiles, the Colorbond is hard to modify for the installation of skylight, flue or air-conditioners.
- The Colorbond roof increases the sound of rain. This can be minimized by the use of insulating blankets. (This might be a ‘pro’ for someone that likes the sound of rain on their roof).
- They are prone to rusting, especially when used in a corrosive environment.
- Condensation is a problem with Colorbond, but can be minimized with the application of sufficient ventilation in the roofing system.
Although both roofing options are reliable choices, we can see that there are differences between the two types especially in the price and maintenance aspect.