Metal Roofing V Concrete Tiles
If you currently have a tiled roof and are looking to upgrade to steel, we can help! Your new metal roof will be far stronger and not require the ongoing maintenance that comes with concrete tile roofs. Here’s some great reasons to consider converting to a metal roof:
Metal roofing materials have come a long way since the days of the corrugated “tin roof” and are now overtaking tile roofs in popularity. COLORBOND® metal roofs are characterised by their clean lines, giving a crisp, modern look and comes in a wide range of colours, suiting all kinds of locations and tastes
Metal roofs have a life expectancy of 40 to 70 years. This life expectancy equals or exceeds that of tile roofing.
The COLORBOND® manufacturing process produces a material that is far more resilient and weather resistant than traditional concrete tiles, thus requiring less maintenance. COLORBOND® can withstand pretty much anything the Australian weather can throw at it, and it’s also non-combustible.
Concrete tiles are more fragile than corrugated metal, making them more prone to cracking and leakages. It’s also more common to experience ridge capping problems and leaf blockages with concrete tiles.
COLORBOND® steel is durable and resilient to Australia’s harsh climate and its long life helps conserve resources and energy that may otherwise be invested in products with a shorter life span. All COLORBOND® steel contains recycled content and is 100% recyclable. In some cases it can be reused without reprocessing, again saving on energy and resource use. It is a lightweight material which can mean a lower cost to transport to site and a lighter roof structure.
If you want to collect roof water in a tank for household use, Colorbond is the best option. You will harvest a lot more water than a concrete tile roof because concrete tiles have a level of absorbency. Also they tend to retain dirt, dust and so forth which is then.
When you purchase COLORBOND® steel you are buying products made and backed by BlueScope, one of Australia’s largest manufacturers. BlueScope offers a variety of warranties subject to application and eligibility criteria. BlueScope warranties are available for up to 36 years for roofing and 50 years for framing, depending on the product type and location of your build.You can apply for a warranty using our online Warranty Management System at www.bluescopesteel.com.au/warranties
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