Roofing materials in Australia fall into one of two possibilities: you can have concrete roof tiles or corrugated metal roofing known as Colorbond. Your situation and preference will help you decide because both options keep the weather out. Some people even decide after being in their home and for whatever reason switch by reroofing from tiles to Colorbond.Here are a few factors to consider when you are deciding on the type of roofing you would like.
Colorbond is a further development of a concept that originated in Chicago and the local product has amazing resistance to corrosion and looks darn good too. You can buy it in many standard colours. The old corrugated galvanized roof would last 20 years, the Colorbond roof would last 50 years or longer.
Roofs and Warriors
You can always go for terracotta, another option. They last forever. Ask the folks in Xian, China. They are digging up the Terracotta Warriors who have been lying around for 2000 years. But looking at price, it’s almost double the cost of a concrete tile roof. No thanks.