Tile vs. Tin – How you can prepare your roof for more wild QLD weather

If your roof copped a beating from the wild Queensland weather recently, you are not alone!

Together the strong winds, heavy rain and pelting hailstones caused damage to more roofs than we can count, creating some of the worst damage we have seen in 20 years in the industry.

As a result, many Queenslanders now need roof repairs and replacements, making them strongly consider upgrading from tile to tin.

Decramastic roof tiles are lightweight but often require ongoing maintenance and eventual replacement due to hail damage, rainstorms, and moisture damage.

Considering Queensland is known for its wild weather when mother nature hits,  updating your tile roof with BlueScope Steel Colorbond® or Zincalume sheets will make sure your home is watertight, looking great, and strong enough to survive the harsh Queensland weather to come.

Adding to this, Colorbond® steel roofing:

Is lightweight

The average sized concrete tiled roof weights approximately 12 tonnes when dry (more when it is wet) and an average sized Colorbond® steel roof or a Zincalume steel roof weights approximately 1 tonne.

The lighter weight of a Colorbond® steel roof also means less weight and therefore less strain on the walls and foundations too.

Has great thermal performance

Colorbond® steel roofing doesn’t store the heat like terracotta tiles. When the sun goes down, so does the temperature of your Colorbond® steel roof. It will cool down quicker, resulting in your home being comfortable sooner and reducing energy usage costs.

Is low maintenance

Rainwater falling on the roof will generally “wash” the steel roof, helping to maintain its good looks.

Is non-combustible

Colorbond® steel is known to have a high tolerance to heat and flames. It is defined as “non-combustible” within the requirements of the Building Code of Australia as well as numerous local councils and fire authorities.

Offers great security

Colorbond® steel roofing is fixed at every batten, giving you additional security against unwanted entry. It outperforms tiles in severe hailstorms. The roof may dent but it won’t crack.

The Signature Roofing and Guttering team have extensive experience in stripping old decramastic roof tiles and replacing it with metal roof sheets, which are covered with a manufacturer’s warranty of up to 25 years.

If your home was recently damaged and you would like to talk to the professionals about what your options are, give us a call on (07) 5471 6332 or fill in our enquiry form here.