For the sake of simplicity, we’ll talk about Colorbond® steel roofing here because frankly, it’s the best and most popular on the market. In general, metal roofing costs between $50-$70 per square metre, fully installed. So, it’s definitely a cheaper option than tiles. It’s also easier to lay, which is part of the reason the labour costs are less than they are when installing tiles.
Colorbond® steel is tried and tested in harsh Australian conditions, meaning it stands up well to heat, wind, heavy rain and everything else Mother Nature throws at it. It won’t crack, chip or fade either, which is a huge benefit for those who appreciate their home looking nicer for longer. Most Colorbond® roofing comes with a 25-year warranty, however, you can expect it to last much longer than that.
The only real drawback to metal roofing is that there are several different components required beyond just the sheet of metal. If you work with quality roofing contractors, you shouldn’t have a problem, but in the wrong hands, there are a few things that can go wrong during installation.