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Concrete tiles roof or Colorbond?

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by EN710, 18th Mar, 2016.

  1. EN710

    EN710 Well-Known Member

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    Assuming the cost difference in choosing either is negligible, which one is better? i.e. maintenance, long lastingness, ease of implementation of split system air con and security camera (if this of any relevance)

    Choices is either Macquarie profile Boral concrete tiles or Colorbond

    For new build PPOR
    One storey house
     
  2. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    Mostly it comes down to "Do you like the sound of rain on your roof or not"?
     
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    Lol...

    I don't mind it :)
     
  4. Propertunity

    Propertunity Exclusive Real Estate Buyers Agent Business Member

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    If you want to hear the rain go colorbond. If you don't then choose concrete tile. Personally I'd go colorbond which is also a lot lighter (weight-wise) and does not need repointing or replacing cracked tiles either.
     
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    I've got a colorbond roof and we get a lot of really heavy rain. I can't recall hearing the rain on the roof except when it is that heavy the gutters start overflowing. Maybe because of the insulation.

    The benefit of Colorbond is that it is very low maintenance.
     
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    Not really. with a product like anticon, which realistically everyone building now in a country as hot as australia should be using, the sound of rain on a colorbond roof isn't an issue.

    I always go colorbond, especially from a thermal efficiency and maintenance pov.

    tiles hold a lot more heat
     
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  7. EN710

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    Sounds like colorbond is way to go :d

    Now let see if I can get it at no cost o_O
     
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  8. Gurtofen

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    That is one of the best things about Colorbond for sure! What a great sound.......
     
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  9. ashish1137

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    I was recently reading about it. Because porter davis is offering it as an incentive. Here are my two cents:

    Colorbond:
    Pros:
    1. low initial cost (some builders charge more upto about 6k)
    2. Low maintenance.
    3. Long lasting
    4. Different outlook (in a positive way)

    Cons:
    1. Insulation (sarking) extra for better results and future consideration.
    2. Rain sound on roof (whichbis reeduced by insulation though)
    3. Some builders charge more.
    4. Alfresco might not be included so you have to pay the differential amount.

    Go with screws.

    Tiles:
    Pros:
    1. Have to compare the cost with different builders. Sometimes cheaper than colorbond.
    2. Withstand heat, good in cold areas.
    Cons:
    1.Requires more maintenance unless you go with a premium tile.
    2. More chances of a leakage
    3. Frequently to be washed and that again should be done by professionals else point no. 2. :)

    Please note if the houses are near sea, it reduces life os colorbond. It also mandates sarking. Places far away from see colorbonds are long lasting.

    Regards
     
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  10. Gockie

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    I think colorbond is the way of the future, normal tiles are so last century.
     
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  11. EN710

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    The slimline tiles look nice tho :) but they're not standard...

    I negotiated the colorbond option and the builder agree only if I keep with my current quote and sign building contract within a week instead of requote everything (how it comes to that is a long story). Pass that period it will cost additional $1500 for colorbond, so need to weigh up options. I dont agree with some of their special term in the contract so might not be able to sign within a week anyway
     
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    Have your solicitor delete/amend the clauses that you don't agree with, sign the contract and return. Then he can't say that you haven't signed the contract within the period.
     
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  13. albanga

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    I think it really comes down to looks. Personally the new flat line tiles IMO look better than color bond so that is ultimately the reason I have chosen to build with them.

    Different style houses are also suited better to different looks.
     
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    Makes you feel alive if someone throws something on your roof in the middle of the night too.
     
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    I am building all my IPs with colorbond for the maintenance benefits. Normally costs me about $2k more than base tiles.
     
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    Wouldn't you want to be awake is someone throw something on the roof though? It could be money :rolleyes:
     
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    Will try, maybe I can just cross some and see if they check before signing lol :rolleyes:
     
  18. Gurtofen

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    That made me laugh......:) because it's so true!
     
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    Also Colorbond needs less framework in the roof which gives me the ability to put the correct insulation easier, after handover.