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  • Writer's pictureCasey Bautista

Concrete vs Terracotta Tiles

The two most common types of roofing tile materials in Australia are concrete and terracotta (clay). What are the differences and advantages of each? Here's a very simple breakdown for you: TERRACOTTA TILES Pros:

  • Super durable

  • Low maintenance

  • Long lifespan (with maintenance can last 100 years)

  • Timeless appearance


  • Expensive

  • Difficult to install

  • Susceptible to cracking in freezing climates


  • More Affordable

  • Available in any colour


  • Higher water absorption attracts growths faster

  • Much shorter life span (typically 50 years with maintenance)

  • 30% heavier than terracotta

Both concrete and terracotta tiles benefit from natural weather resistance and are both completely fire-proof. Terracotta is our first choice here at Frontline as it's the long-term solution for a trouble-free roof if you're choosing tiles over metal. Let us know if you have any questions. 0478 149 114

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