Do you know the importance of your roof? While it is easy to get lost in the aesthetics of your roof, the roof is the first line of defence in protecting your home.
Whether it is raining, windy, or extreme heat, your roof protects your property and everything inside. A secure roof really does make your house a home.
But, regulating the temperature inside your home can require high levels of energy being used, resulting in high energy bills. However, using the right type of materials on your roof could help control your home’s internal temperature. This reduces the energy needed to cool or heat your home, saving you money!
Read on to discover how the materials you use on your roof could save you energy at home, and reduce your energy costs.
Roof Tiles vs Colorbond: What’s the Difference?
Some people opt for a tile roofing material to achieve a traditional, and typically Australian, look for their home. However, others prefer a coated steel roofing material that is easy to install and maintain, opting for Colorbond.
Here are the main differences between these two types of roofing materials.
Roof tiles are individual shingles that are placed in line on the roof, overlapping each other to keep out the rain. A tile roof is a traditional choice and is a roofing method that has been used for many years. Some people choose terracotta tiles or concrete tiles.
Colorbond roofing is a metal roof that is available in many colour choices. Made from steel, a Colorbond roof is a modern alternative, incorporating thermal insulation properties into its construction.
Tiled roofing can take several days to install, depending on the size and the incline of the roof. However, a Colorbond steel roof can be installed in a day, saving you time and realising the finished product much faster!
Colorbond’s corrugated metal roofing may seem an expensive choice due to the latest technological advances it provides to your home. However, the labour costs of installing Colorbond roofing materials are less because the installation is easier and faster.
Unlike metal roofs, more materials are involved when opting for tiled roofing. Each tile must be purchased separately and other materials are required for the full installation. Labour costs will also accumulate due to the longer time it will take to install the roof.
Overall, a similar price will be achieved whether you are installing a Colorbond roof or a tiled roof.
What lifespan can you expect from your roof? A Colorbond roof may last up to 70 years, providing great value for your money. However, you could gain up to a Century from a tile roof installation, providing appropriate maintenance has been completed over time.
A Colorbond roof is tough and will never crack or crumble. The colour of the roof may fade after a few years and so should be painted every ten years.
Painting a Colorbond roof is not just to maintain a great aesthetic, however. Most paint colours have thermal insulation properties and so a fresh paint job will update these benefits, too.
However, a wider range of maintenance tasks will need to be completed if you install a tiled roof. Shingles can become loose or damaged, and cracks in the flashing are a common complaint. Regular inspections of roof tiles should be performed so that you can spot damage before it becomes a big problem.
Whether your Colorbond roof saves you energy and energy costs depends on the coating used on the metal roof. Some Colorbond coatings reduce the level of heat felt inside your home. The sun’s rays reflect off the roof and could cut your energy bills due to using the air conditioner less often.
A good choice of Colorbond coating for the Australian climate is a pale shade, reflecting as much heat as possible.
Concrete or terracotta tiles have been used for many years because they can help to keep your home cool naturally. Concrete tiles, in particular, do not absorb much heat.
Which Roof Can Help Reduce My Energy Costs?
Both Colorbond roofs and tile roofs can help to keep your home cooler in summer and reduce energy costs. This is why both types of roofs are popular options in Australia.
However, the energy-saving properties of Colorbond roofs can be added to over time, such as getting a coat of the latest Colorbond Thermatech paint. You also have additional insulation options when choosing youtube Colorbond insulation.
Whilst you could save some money by reducing your energy costs with a Colorbond or tile roof, there is another option! The Rapid Ridge dry fixed roofing system by Evo Build can save you more energy at home!
Reduce Energy Costs With a Rapid Ridge Roof!
If you need to save a serious amount of energy costs, then forget about Colorbond roofing and traditional roofing tiles! You could save up to 43% on your cooling energy bill each year once you have installed a Rapid Ridge dry fixed roofing system by Evo Build!
The Rapid Ridge roofing system works to create a natural, cooling airflow across your roof ridge. Cool air flows into your home and hot air escapes. This makes your home feel cooler and ensures that you use less energy to cool your property.
Contact Evo Build now and ask directly about the Rapid Ridge dry fixed roofing system now!