Metal Tile Roofing vs Concrete Tiles

Metal roofing has advanced a great deal in the past 50 years. Metile uses a far superior roofing style than concrete tiles. It’s far more convenient, longer lasting and much more easily maintained. Metal tile roofing is a much better option for residential homes and commercial structures than concrete and here’s why:

  • Easier and quicker Installation – Covering your roof with concrete tiles is very time consuming and requires quite a bit of labour. Because of the heavy weight of concrete, your structure must be much stronger in order to take the added weight. Metal tile roofing is much more convenient as the material is available in full length sheets, its light weight, fast and simple to fit. Metal tiles are much easier to maintain than concrete tiles. It’s stronger and more durable in hail and wind storms. This adds to your peace of mind that your roof will keep you and your home safe during harsh weather.
  • Appearance – All roofs will fade over time whether it’s made of concrete or metal. However unlike concrete tiles, metal tile roofing will never become brittle, crack, rot, grow fungus and absorb moisture. It will never allow water to leak into your home. Your metal roof will be screwed down securely, not held together with cement and tile clips. Metal tile roofing will keep a newer appearance much longer than concrete and it’s less expensive to buy, install and maintain.
  • Eco Friendly – Metal roofs are energy efficient as they reflect sunlight, reducing your energy consumption and related costs. You are able to insulate directly under the metal sheets, which helps reduce the heat coming in. This gives your home a higher R rating.
  • Cost – Good quality metal tile roofing costs a lot less than concrete tile roofing. You save on the labour costs for installing. It also adds value to your home as well as reducing utility bills. Metal tile roofs are also guaranteed for longer periods of time as they are more durable than concrete.
  • Performance – While concrete tiles are strong in the beginning, metal tiles are both strong and resilient. They do not change over time. Metal tiles do not require match maintenance and they do not crack under pressure like concrete tiles are known to do.

In the event of a hail storm, the damage to a concrete tiled roof can be extreme. The tiles tend to crack which allows water to leak into the home, coming in from the ceilings. This will cause damage to wall and window coverings, furniture and accessories, flooring and carpeting. It will also leak into cabinets and closets ruining your books, valuables, clothing and other personal belongings. Mold can set in which further ruins your home and possessions, not to mention your health.

Metal tile roofs (.55 high tensile steel) are much stronger than concrete. When impacted by hail it will not crack, tear or expose the inside of your home to the weather. Metal tile roofs are also much considerably more secure against break-ins as well.

Quality METILE Concrete Tile
Last for 30 years YES NO
Designed to withstand the harsh Australian Climate YES NO
Wide range of colourbond colours YES NO
Chips and Cracks NO YES
Quick and Easy to install YES NO
Needs to be resealed every few years NO YES
Light Weight YES NO

Metal Tile Roofing vs. Corrugated Roofing – In Depth Comparison

  • Appearance – One of the biggest differences between metal tile roofing and traditional corrugated roofing is in appearance. The look of a metal tile roof compares to a concrete tile roof which is a huge improvement over the look of a corrugated metal roof. Some have said this is “A bold innovation in steel roofing, offering homeowners the benefits of strong, lightweight steel in a style which echoes popular European tile profiles”. Why not have durability and style?
  • Performance – Unlike corrugated ruffing Metile’s roofing is specifically designed to prevent any water leaks at the joins of every single sheet. The sheets have a double grove preventing any water from entering into the ceiling and walls destroying your home, furnishings, carpeting and personal possessions.
  • Durability – Metile has gone above and beyond in order to strengthen our product. We use .55mm high tensile sheeting, whereas the Australian recommendation is for .42mm. There is no doubt that our products have the edge on design and style but when you combine the added strength of our high tensile sheeting, no one can offer you anything comparable in a modern new roof that will add not only beauty but value to your home or commercial property.

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