Is it better to replace/repair a tile roof or change it to a metal roof? There are pros and cons to both so it is worth giving it some thought before investing in a new roof. In this post we’ll touch on the major factors that will influence your decision. These include:

  • Cost
  • Maintenance
  • Ease of installation 
  • Increase to property value  
  • Choice of tradesperson

Here’s what you need to know.

Advantages of A Colorbond Roof Over Tile

Colorbond has a number of advantages over tile roofing. We know that tile roofs are prone to leaking and in Australia, are generally associated with a more traditional, dated look. Tile roofs are also expensive, heavy and difficult to install. If you are thinking about a tiled roof, you may need to consult with an engineer to make sure your roof structure can handle the weight of the tiles.

On the other hand, a Colorbond roof requires little maintenance and increases the street appeal of your home. Other benefits of Colorbond include: 

  • Low maintenance 
  • Lightweight and easy to install
  • Weather Resistant
  • Fire Resistant
  • Available in a range of contemporary colours

Cost To Change Tile Roof To Metal

Understandably, the first question most people have when considering a tile-metal roof conversions is – how much will it cost?

It depends. 

To get an accurate cost estimate, you will need an on-site measure and quote from an experienced metal roofing installer.

Converting Tile Roof To Metal 

Upgrading a roof from tile to metal isn’t particularly difficult but it does need to be done properly. In addition, most local governments will require you to obtain planning permission and a building permit. 

The biggest challenge of tile to metal conversions is the difference in weight. In the event of strong winds, if your new metal roof hasn’t been tied down to the house (as defined in Australian Standard 1684), the sheeting and the frame can blow off. 

An experienced metal roofing company will be able to identify any potential hazards and challenging areas before starting work. Always do your research before settling on a roofing contractor to avoid problems down the track. 

Tile To Metal Roof Conversions in Canberra

If you are looking for a roofing contractor in Canberra experienced in tile to metal roof conversions, speak Upright Building Services. We will arrange a convenient time to visit your property and provide a cost estimate and timeframe for the job. We have over 13 years of building experience and are fully licensed and insured. Most importantly, we are passionate about what we do.