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Metal Or Tile Roofing? Here’s What You Need To Know

When it comes to building a brand-new home, the options for each part of the property are endless. Whether it’s fixtures, colours, materials – it’s easy to get caught up and overwhelmed. At New Edge Homes, we want to make your choices easier by letting you know the difference between the options that you’re weighing up. If you haven’t built before, it’s important to understand what you choose for a large portion of your home – the roof.

People often get so wrapped up with the interior of the home that the humble roof is given less thought. Because the roof is the shield of your home and is impacted by whether, we believe that it’s an imperative part of the build. It truly does impact comfort and that’s why we want you to know the factors that sway homeowners toward either metal or tile roofing.

Why Choose Metal Roofing

  • Metal is preferred in bushfire-prone areas, since they offer more seal on the roof than tiles.
  • Metal is versatile and lightweight, making it a preference for architectural designs.
  • Metal roofing comes in a variety of colours and offers easy maintenance.

Why Choose Tile Roofing

  • Concrete tiles have an incredible lifespan. Metal roofing will still withstand harsh weather for 30-40 years, but tiles can forgo that and sustain its use for up to 50 years (but you should always check warranty with the supplier).
  • Tile roofs offer incredible thermal and acoustic insulation.
  • You have the choice between terracotta and concrete tiles, which each offer a timeless, traditional look to your home.

Other Factors To Consider

  • Both roofing types will cater for solar panels, so you can save on energy with either metal or tiles.
  • It is important to note that pre-selected facades can sometimes have a metal or tile roof implemented in their design. Be sure to get advice from your sales consultant about what’s included and what you can change, if desired.
  • With either material, you shouldn’t be needing to change your roofing for quite a few decades. Consider your environmental factors and whether tiles or metal is more suitable for the weather in your area.
  • When it comes to choosing for appearance, there’s no right or wrong! Tiles generally give off a more traditional aesthetic while metal is often suitable for a modern home. Each homeowner will have a different personal preference and that’s what makes each home unique.

Find out more information on our roofing options by speaking to a friendly New Edge Homes Sales Consultant today!


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I love that my new home is mine!!!! There is nothing I don't love about it. The finishes are great and it is just perfect! I love showing it off to people and all of my friends and family love it and always compliment the design and workmanship.

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‘’From the very beginning, our experience with New Living Homes has been nothing but amazing. From our very first meeting at Spring Farm, to the accounts team, to the pre-construction team, and our Construction Manager on site, nothing was ever an issue, or a question too stupid’’.

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Debbie & Brian - Jordan Springs 

After hearing some horror stories of people building their homes we were fairly nervous to see how it would all
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Building with New Living Homes has been a pleasant and enjoyable journey so far, and we know we have Sandra to thank for this. Her customer service is second to none, and has made all the difference in building this time round. My husband and I just wanted to make sure recognition and praise was given where it is due. Thanks again for everything Sandra! We are looking forward to more builds with NLH. 

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I always thought that building a house in Australia would be a nightmare like everyone told me but it was more than a pleasure as I was never troubled about anything. The process was as smooth as a butter.

Thank you guys, its because of your amazing team work, good flow of communication and the zeal to work hard to let people achieve their dreams, has gotten us what we really wanted. -

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