“Depends on who you ask!” is one answer, but each has advantages and disadvantages.

  • A new Colorbond roof is lighter than tiles, so it is a good option for an old roof where the roof or building structure has begun to sag, crack or twist under the weight of the old, tiled roof.
  • A new Colorbond roof will also tend to tie the whole roof together making it stronger.
  • A tiled roof is more susceptible to severe hail damage than a metal roof as even new tiles can crack with good size hail, whereas the metal may be dented, but not break.
  • A Colorbond roof is much better under trees too, as falling tree branches tend to break tiles, whereas the Colorbond may only be dented.
  • Steel roofing is also more versatile. It can be used on any pitch and made into all kinds of shapes.

And arguably, a new Colorbond roof just looks a lot better!