Roofing

Replacing old roof tiles with Colorbond

By in Roofing

Not only does a roof have the ability to give a home aesthetic appeal but, more importantly, it’s a cover you depend on to protect your home.

Colorbond is a superior roofing material that has a myriad of benefits for both homeowners and the environment. It is made from 100% recyclable steel and provides energy efficiency through the use of heat reflection, solar panelling and rainwater collection.

Read on to find out why you should consider replacing your tiled roof with a Colorbond one.

The problem with aging roof tiles.

Roof tiles might look great when first laid, however over time they can crack, break, fade and weather, leaving your home looking worse for wear and bringing down its resale value.

Weight

A tiled roof is also heavier than a metal roof. On an average-sized house, a concrete tiled roof weighs approximately 12 tonnes, while an average-sized Colorbond steel roof weighs only one tonne. The weight of a roof can cause problems for the walls and foundations and, if exposed to extreme temperatures, can shift the position of the roof on the house. Not great if your walls or foundations aren’t solid. It can also cause water leaks if individual tiles become cracked.

Mould & Lichen

If you intend to use your roof for water collection, you will need to ensure that the quality of the water is high. Unlike Colorbond steel, tiled roofs are quite susceptible to mould and grime build ups which will make the collection of clean water near impossible.

Benefits of replacing roof tiles with Colorbond.

There are lots of benefits for swapping a tiled roof to a Colorbond steel roof. Firstly, a Colorbond roof will not rust, fade or chip like tiles do. This will help save you money on repairs and, as it is naturally washed with rainwater, the only maintenance you need to worry about is clearing leaves from the gutters.

Secondly, in the case of strong winds and hail storms, you’re better off with a Colorbond steel roof than a tiled one. Colorbond roofs are non-combustible and can withstand winds of up to 200 km. They also offer higher levels of heat resistance, and the lighter colour choices require far less dependence on air conditioning.

When it comes to style and design, no two roofs in the neighbourhood need to be alike! Colorbond steel offers 22 colours, so you can set the theme for your home by mixing and matching with your gutter and downpipes. Your Colorbond roof can reflect the style of the home and your unique personal taste.

Talk to an expert to find out if Colorbond is suitable for your roof. We’ve got a team near you – so ask us your questions and we’ll arrange a FREE measure and quote of your roof. Get in touch here!