Tile roof or IBR/Zinc

Salmank

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Hi there,

We have to make the decision whether to put tile roof or IBR sheets in our new extention.

We currently have a zinc roof on around 200 square meters of our house. On the 100 meter extention, should we change the renovated section to a slightly pitched tile roof (and slowly the rest of the house)?

Or, should we just use IBR?

What are the pros and cons of both?

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Hemi300c

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Chromadek is best, less maintenance and pretty cool.
IBR is less maintenance for peaks etc than tiles but if painted will need painting before the tiles.
I would go Chromadek , IBR then tiles.

Tiles also shift, crack and get dirty depending on colour
 

crack2483

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Chromadek is best, less maintenance and pretty cool.
IBR is less maintenance for peaks etc than tiles but if painted will need painting before the tiles.
I would go Chromadek , IBR then tiles.

Tiles also shift, crack and get dirty depending on colour
Chromadeck is just the name of powder coated pre painted IBR or Corrugated sheeting. IBR/Corrugated is the actual profile of the sheeting.
 

Meelperd

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Well, what does the structure cater for, or is that not designed yet?

I think your deciding factor should be this: What will it look like in the end? This should strongly influence your choice, regarding your property value in the future.

Look, IBR maintenance is a walk in the park - been there, done that. I would always go for a lekker sinkdak, but don't go that route if it's not going to be practical for some or other reason.
 

crack2483

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Would you say IBR with chromodeck or tiles?
Well I live on the coast so I'd recomend tiles. We hardly get Chromadek in because the galv sheeting still ends up rusting. We get the alternative product Colorplus which is a Aluminum based sheeting which survives longer on the coast.
But of your existing roof is sheeting then rather go that route to match I'd say.
 

CamiKaze

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I went with Colorbond recently with a 0.47mm IBR profile.
Chromadek is just another material similar to Colorbond and Colorplus.
 
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