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Tin or Tile? The Benefits of Both For Your Roof


RoofingWhether your roof be made from versatile tin or sturdy tiles, it pays to be aware of the benefits of your roof material choice. Most people buy their established home with the roof material already decided for them and whether you choose to replace it with your preferred surface type or leave it, there are many advantages to both tin and tile for your home.

ROOFWEST Roof Restorations are your local choice in roof maintenance and repair, specialising in quality products and service to restore your roof to prolong its lifespan. Your roof bears the brunt of the harshest of elements in our Australian climate and ROOFWEST have all the know-how when it comes to constructing, cleaning, restoring, repairing and maintaining roofs specific to the South West. They service roof surfaces of both tin and tile everyday and know the advantages of both choices, including:

  • Maintenance
  • Look
  • Cost


Whilst it can be assumed that tiles are more expensive to maintain, due to their tendency to crack and erode easily, both tin and tiles are relatively comparable in maintenance costs. Single cracked tiles are usually very easy, and reasonably cheap, to replace and can be done by the homeowner quite simply if safety precautions are taken. Cracked, warped or bent tin can also be easily replaced with a new sheet. Colourbond tin has a long-life guarantee, and when you protect your tiles with Dulux Acra Tex Fluid Membrane, you can also prolong the lifespan of your tiled roof surface.


Tin roofAesthetics comes down to the home owner. Both tin and tiles can undeniably add to the character and value of your home, especially when the roof is well maintained and cleaned often to remove mould and debris and check for damage. You may be a tin roof person; enjoy the sound of rain on the surface or prefer the choice of tin colours available, or you may delight in the uniform lines and solid appearance of concrete tiles. Either way, your roof will look amazing when you choose carefully and commit to maintaining it.


Surprisingly, concrete tiles are actually less expensive to install than tin, per square metre, however their maintenance costs can outweigh this difference if you face extreme damage to a large area of tiles when they are not adequately protected. This can be avoided easily by applying ROOFWEST’s Dulux Acra Tex Fluid Membrane to protect and reinforce your tiles.

Who Can Assist Me With Making The Choice?

ROOFWEST Roof Restorations have over 35 years of experience in all forms of roofing. Tin or tile, repair, replace or restore, ROOFWEST Roof Restorations can assist with all enquiries with affordable solutions, reliable customer service and premium workmanship. Call the team for a chat today on 9795 9990.

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