So you've decided to 'restore' or 'replace' your roof with tiles- the choice now becomes what type of tile is best for you: cement or terracotta?
Terracotta tiling lends a beautiful finish to a certain style of house. They are very contemporary by design, and can come in a wide variety of styles (shapes, glazed\unglazed etc.) The major appeal of terracotta is the overall appearance of the tile- that and their long lifespan if treated correctly.
Cement is the other material you can consider for your tiled roof. The advantages of cement-tiles roofs are that they become stronger with age, they resist lichen and are available in a large range of colours and styles (then, replace your gutters so that the entire roof looks fantastic!)
Both types of tiled roofs are equally as popular in Australia, and there is no right or wrong answer. There are, however, other factors that may limit your options- for example, cement tiles can become heavier when exposed to long periods of persistant rain due to their more porous nature. When replacing any roof it is very important to thoroughly inspect the structure supporting the tiles to ensure it is sound and free of defects or damage. Or you may live in a 'heritage listed' or 'council controlled' area where aesthetic limitations require you to replace 'like with like'- forcing concrete or terracotta on you regardless.
How can I find out more about tiled roofing? Simply call Sydney Gutter & Roof Restoration for an obligation-free quote, or use the handy 'Quick Quote' tool on the right-side of this page.