Metal Roof vs Tile Roof

Roofing Brisbane

Metal Roof vs Tile Roof

When faced with the decision on what is the best option; to repair your existing tile roof or replace it with a new Metal roof, here are a few things to consider.


Thanks to Colorbond and BlueScope Steel, advances in metal roofing products have come a long way since the days of the galvanised corrugated iron sheeting. With a variety of profiles and colours that will suit almost any style of home there is little wonder why Metal roofing is fast becoming the popular choice for most home owners. With the classic appearance and long history of use throughout Australia, tile roofing also has its advantages.


There are many factors to consider when selecting the best option for you, such as;

  • Location, are you in a bushfire area? How close are you to the sea?
  • Overall aesthetics, do you have period features or a more modern façade?
  • Price and budget
  • Durability and Lifespan
  • Age of the property, are you building a new home or is it existing?


With this in mind, here are a few facts to consider;


Metal Roof Tile Roof
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cost effective
  • Lightweight and Durable
  • Long lifespan and warranty
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Specifically designed for Australian weather conditions and standards
  • Reflects UV
  • Insurance companies preferred
  • Aesthetically pleasing and suits most style of home
  • Requires regular maintenance
  • Higher cost to install and maintain
  • Fragile, can break and crack easily
  • Long lifespan and warranty
  • Thermal and acoustic insulation
  • Heavy on roof structure
  • Absorbs UV



With the roof taking the brunt of the Australian weather conditions, ensure you make the right informed decision for your greatest asset.