Cement roof tiles are now being manufactured from a range of different fibre-reinforced cement products. They are a good choice for homeowners who want to balance strength with resource efficiency. Cement tiles are long-lasting, resistant to fire and pests, and very low maintenance.
Terracotta roof tiles are very popular with homeowners, because have they a distinct look and feel. They evoke a sense of the Mediterranean for a Melbourne home with their rustic, warm tones. As clay is one of the strongest known roofing materials, it is likely to outlast the materials on which it rests. It requires very little maintenance without requiring regular re-sealing.
Metal roofs are making a big comeback. Aluminium or coated steel is arranged into individual shingles, tiles, or modular panels and used to mimic the look of conventional roofing. They are extremely durable, resistant to fire, and require minimal maintenance. They are also the most energy-efficient choice. Homeowners can save as much as 20% on their energy bills by switching to a metal roof.