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A debate... Tiles or Tin roof???

    Tiles or a tin roof?  

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    1. 1. Tiles or a tin roof?



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    Guest Alipally

    OK,

     

    A certain someone has agreed to abide by the majority rule, (you know who you are!!:P)

     

    Place your vote and please, for the sake of balance argument state your reasons behind it....

     

    Should the roof of the House be tiles or should it be tin????

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    Guest Roo1

    Its got to be Tiles!!!!

     

    It sounds like all hell is let loose when it rains, in a house with a Tin roof!! :shocked:

     

    Tiles all the way!;)

     

    Judi x

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    Guest Tracijbc

    Definitely tiles, without a shadow of a doubt. We have lived under both, and the colourbond roof was soooooo damn noisy when it rained. I couldn't imagine when it hails!!! :err:

     

    T x

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    Nope I love tin, I love the sound of the rain and it hardly ever hails anyway. Tin cools faster than tiles in summer. Haven't you felt the heat radiating off the walls in summer after dark! But then aesthetically Tiles suit some houses more.

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    Guest guest569

    Tiles . In the summer you can hear all the tin roofs creaking with the heat and movement of the timbers.:arghh:

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

    Tiles. Tin too noisy when it rains. Agree with Rachie, tin cools quicker, but you can always put those whirlly roofspace coolers in:GEEK:

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas

    Hi,

     

    We have a colorbond roof and have no complaints, the noise is not bad at all when it rains especially with correct insulation, and then again when does it rain?

     

    They are a lot more secure than tiled roofs, a burglar could be into a tiled roof within minutes by pushing a few tiles up and dropping down through the ceiling, although specs are now changing and they are starting to nail every other row of tiles.

     

    They have far less maintenance issues than tiles and will give you a much cleaner loft area after time.

     

    Cost and apperance all have to be taken into account, good luck with your choice,

     

    Guzzler

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas
    Tiles . In the summer you can hear all the tin roofs creaking with the heat and movement of the timbers.:arghh:

     

     

    On a tiled roof what will that movement be doing to mortar joints?

     

    Guzzler

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    Guest guest569
    On a tiled roof what will that movement be doing to mortar joints?

     

    Guzzler

    Only the ridge tiles are pointed. You can see the stars through the valleys ( not Tom Jones or Catherine zita Jones )

    Maybe a tiled loft doesn't hold the heat as much ????

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    Guest Rob and Clare

    Although tin roofs are much more secure particularley on a single story home, the rain noise is intolerable, well it was for us next to a tin roof while we were renting...

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    Your ears are all too soft :D maybe it's something you have to get used to in childhood ....like vegemite!....to appreciate.....or else I'm just an Urban Hippy.

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    We have gone for tiles because that was the cheaper option (I am married to a Yorkshire man). I do however think that colourbond roofs looks fantastic. I'm with you Rachel, I love the noise that rain makes on colourbond roofs, especially when Im lying in bed after a night shift. We would have gone for colourbond, but it all boils down to pennies in the end!

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    Most houses over here in NZ have metal roofs - even the ones that have tiles (the tiles are metal!). It is noisy but you get used to it and we get a lot more rain over here than you guys. I actually find it quite soothing now. The hail stones are loud though. On the coast I would probably opt for tiles but depends on the style of the house - for old homes (and some new ones) I think the colorbond can look really smart - theres not so much weight on the roof either so less chance of subsidence.

    Mmm its a difficult one!

     

    Cliff & Mariane

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    Guest Martin and Val

    Tin or Tiles are much better than no roof at all:biglaugh::biglaugh:

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    Guest graandjac
    OK,

     

    A certain someone has agreed to abide by the majority rule, (you know who you are!!

     

    Place your vote and please, for the sake of balance argument state your reasons behind it....

     

    Should the roof of the House be tiles or should it be tin????

     

     

    Abide by the majority rule:goofy::P:huh:;)....!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Guest Guzzler&Sas
    Abide by the majority rule:goofy::P:huh:....!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

     

    And spoil the look of your house for " ha'peth of tar";),

     

    Guzzler

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    Guest Alipally

    Oooooh! It appears that tin isn't very popular, do you think it will affect the saleability of the house?

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    Guest graandjac

    ;)right need to come clean here, after a chat to Alli we had(past tense) made our selections re tin or tiled roof.............so Alli said right lets put it to the vote...........now look where its left us :shocked:. After driving around every new development from Flagstaff Pines to Sellicks Beach .......it seems its still 50/50..........

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    Guest smit
    ;)right need to come clean here, after a chat to Alli we had(past tense) made our selections re tin or tiled roof.............so Alli said right lets put it to the vote...........now look where its left us :shocked:. After driving around every new development from Flagstaff Pines to Sellicks Beach .......it seems its still 50/50..........
    Thats because tin is cheaper than tiles:). However tiles do hold the heat in in, and as said before whirlybirds sort that out.Each to their own:)

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    Guest guest569
    Thats because tin is cheaper than tiles:). However tiles do hold the heat in in, and as said before whirlybirds sort that out.Each to their own:)

    I think its the other way round smit. A colourbond tin roof is an upgrade and the tiles are standard.

    Your right though it is all about personal choice, there are pros and cons to both.

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    Guest graandjac

    :)PP your dead right colour bond is an upgrade with most builders....which would kinda say its maybe better...??!!

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    Guest guest569

    I wouldn't like to say wether its better or worse graham. I think the pros and cons are equal so it all goes down to the style or look of your new home that you are making.

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