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Thanks for the advice.

We’ve been told by 2 different roof repair companies that we’d be better off getting a new roof than try to repair the current one. It leaks ALL the time GAH!!

Should we go for tiles or Colorbond? Is one cheaper than the other? Is one better than the other or is it just depending on the look you’re going for?


Posted anonymously, 31st March 2020

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  • Colourbond looks much more modern but the noise from winds and rain deter me from it

  • We had our roof re tiled and it only lasted 5 years and looked horrible again. We have it colorbonded and it makes the house look so much more modern and younger

  • when we replaced our roof we went with standard zinc-aluminum its cheap and lasts. colourbond is very expensive compared to standard zinc-aluminum,i would only recommend colourbond if your roof is visibly important for the look of your property. tiles are the most expensive option and if you are changing from metal to tiles it may cost a bit more for changeover. and make sure to get your gutters looked at the same time because its cheaper doing it all at once and if your roof is old enough to need replacing there is a good chance your gutters may be damaged too

  • I think colourbond would be noisy

  • Definitely do your homework. Call tons of companies and businesses and get quotes. We had our roof fixed and saved a motza from our initial quote.

  • In case you need to climb on the roof for maintenance work, be more careful on tile than on Colorbond.

  • I’ve always had terracotta tiles would not get colourbond on my roof personally and I don’t know anyone that does either – maybe it is suburb dependant?

  • Colorbond is the way to go as tiles can crack and colorbond looks nicer on a roof easier to look after than tiles and I think tiles are dearer.

  • I gave tiles on my house.

  • If you go with Colorbond be careful what colour you choose. I currently have Colorbond, it was dark blue and it has faded terribly, as does the aqua colour (lovely when new), granted it is now 20 years old but has been dull and fading for quitg a number of years. If I had to have it again I would only have a creamish colour as that cannot fade much. I have also had a tiled roof which when I left was also 20 years old and also needed touching up. Whatever you do decide it will eventually require attention, neither tiles or Colorbond are up-keep free.

  • We have tiles

  • Tiles are cheaper but colourblind has no maintenance, so if you plan on owning it for a fair while go colourbond

  • I guess it is what you can afford. I like colorbond over tiles.

  • When we bought our house we replaced our tiled roof for a colorbond roof and it was the best decision ever. We live in a leafy suburb and during one storm, a tree fell on our house, when the SES came to help they told me that if we had a tiled room our new kitchen (which was under the tree) would have flooded, but the colorbond roof didn’t even dent.

  • I am not sure about the cost but we have colourbond on our current house and I love it. It looks good and we love being able to hear the sound of rain on the roof. We have had tiles in the past but I would go colourbond again if given the choice.

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