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Colorbond vs Tile Roof: Your Guide to Choosing the Best Roofing Material

Choosing a roofing material is an important step of any home build. After all, your roof will be protecting your home for decades to come. But how do you choose between Colorbond and tiled roofing, and what are the key factors to consider?

This article explains the features and benefits of both, helping you to decide which one to install. If you need any further assistance in choosing a roofing material, contact the O’Boyles team today!

Colorbond Roofing

Colorbond roofing is a coated steel roofing that is very popular in Australia.  


Colorbond adds a smooth, stylish and contemporary aesthetic to any home. There are over 20 colours to select from as well as a range of styles. You can seamlessly match Colorbond roofing to gutters and fascia, creating a cohesive and modern look.

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Colorbond is a painted steel material that is tested in the harshest Australian conditions. The roofing has five layers of targeted protection to make it durable and resistant to several problems. They have enhanced corrosion and chipping protection and are chosen for their resistance to termites. They are also the first choice in bushfire prone areas as they aid in bushfire protection.

Durability & Efficiency

Colorbond roofing has excellent thermal efficiency, reflecting the sun’s heat in summer and retaining warmth in winter. This helps to keep your air conditioning and heating bills lower.

Maintenance and Repairs

Colorbond is a low maintenance roofing option that only requires standard washing and cleaning.

Tiled Roofing

Traditional tiled roofing is used on homes and structures across Australia and around the world.


Roof tiles come in a range of colours and shapes. The most popular include black and orange. Tiles are a stylish addition to any home and can alter in appearance depending on your choice of tile and the pitch of the roof.


Roof tiles are available in several materials, including concrete, slate, ceramic, clay and more. Built to withstand strong winds, harsh storms and the unforgiving Australian sun, roof tiles are built to last; however, they are not unbreakable. They can chip, break, discolour and warp over time, but are reliable when maintained.

Durability and Efficiency

Because tiled roofing is heavy, it has great sound and temperature insulation. This means it is quiet during heavy rain and can help to regulate the temperature inside.

Maintenance and Repairs

When appropriately maintained, a tiled roof can last up to 100 years! However, there are some reasons why they may require maintenance or repairs. For example, harsh weather conditions like hail can chip the tiles. Moreover, the colour of tiled roofing can fade over time, and this can be fixed with a spray or roof replacement.

Book a Professional Roof Plumber

If you’re looking for a professional roof plumbing team to assist with Colorbond roofing or plumbing, contact us today. Based in Diamond Creek, we service homes across the north, south, east and west of Melbourne. All of our roofing installers are licensed plumbers as required for compliance with Victorian Building Authority regulations, and we have over 30 years’ experience working on Melbourne roofs. The O’Boyles Roof Plumbing team can assist with every aspect of roof plumbing.  

Call now on 03 9998 2170 or make an enquiry.

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