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Concrete versus Terracotta

November 29, 2021

Choosing the right roofing product in Sydney for your building/renovation project Is an important component of achieving the designer look and feel for your home. The most common products you will have to choose between will be whether to choose a tile roofing or a metal roofing in Sydney for your project. 

If your choice is to install a tile roof to your home, a decision will need to be made as to whether you prefer a concrete tile over a terracotta tile. They both deliver on being a timeless elegant addition to your homes however each have different benefits which will help you in your decision-making process. 

Benefits of terracotta 

Terracotta is crafted using locally sourced raw materials from the Australian earth and is suitable for any Australian climate. The colours comes from the depth of the earth which means terracotta will not fade over time and the colour will last beyond the years. Terracotta delivers on thermal insulation which means less energy is consumed in both the manufacturing of the product and the energy consumption in your home by helping keep your home cooler in the summer months and warmer in the winter months. Because the product is made using natural products the tiles are rainwater tank safe. 

Benefits of concrete 

Concrete tiles are crafted using locally sourced materials from Australia and is the most economical between the 2 materials which suits homeowners on a budget. 

Concrete tiles will continue to harden in the Australian sun which helps them get stronger with age. During the manufacturing process the colour is added to the materials which allows the colour to penetrate through the tile. Over time the colour may fade or you may choose change the look and feel of the property by changing the colour of the tile. Concrete allows for the product to be recoated to help give you property a facelift. Concrete tiles are rainwater tank safe.