Choose the right roof tile for your roof

Whether you are building, extending, renovating, or just re-roofing your home, it is a good idea to choose your roofing tiles carefully. You need roofing tiles that are not only reliable but also complement the architectural style of your home.

Here is a brief guide to inform you of the available options to help you make the right choose about roof tiles for your roof.


Terracotta roof types are manufactured from carefully selected clays. They are known for the outstanding colour performance that they provide thanks to their resistance to harsh UV exposure.


Concrete tiles are made from sand and cement. They are designed to be cost-effective while also being able to mimic a wide array of design styles.

Choosing Roof Tiles

Selecting the right roof tiles for your home involves 5 steps: material, tile profile, colour and finish, accessories, and installation. When it comes to the material selection, you should choose an option that works best for your personal preferences.

The tile profile refers to the shape and design of a tile at its cross-section. Tiles may either be flat or shaped. Choose the tile profile based on the architectural style of your home and the pitch of your roof. If you live in an area that receives a higher than average amount of rainfall, opting for a steeper roof pitch will help rainwater to run off faster.

The colour and finish of your roof tiles will complete the look of your home. In order to choose the right colour and finish, review options from popular home magazines for ideas. Then take into account the architectural style of your home along with how well your colour options match with the guttering and facia finish of your home. You should also make time to visit a display centre so that you can view the colour and finish options in person.

Next, you'll need to consider roofing accessories such as sarking and accent ridging for terracotta tiles. Other accessories such as crests and finials may be need in order to complete the look of your roof.

The last step is installation. At BuildCor Roofing, we'll provide the professional installation that you need to get your new roof tiles installed quickly and to the specifications recommended by the tile manufacturer. We can prepare an obligation-free quote for you if you give us a call. Once we've finished the installation process, you'll be ready to start enjoying your new roof.

Contact Us Today for a Free Quote

At BuildCor Roofing, we provide professional roofing services that will exceed your expectations. Our services include roof restorations, roof repair, and roof replacement for our customers throughout Victoria.

If you have queries about any of our roof tile products, please call us on (03) 9359 3434 or write to us at You can also contact us to request a free quote for installation services. Call us right away and let's get started!

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