A study conducted by the Roofing Tile Association of Australia at the University of Newcastle reveals that homeowners can save money on electricity and gas bills by using tiles instead of corrugated steel on their roofs.

According to the study, homeowners can save up to $803.12 per year off their cooling costs if they use dark coloured roof tiles instead of corrugated steel, with the saving at $349.18 per year if they use light coloured tiles. The savings are based on a roof size of 250m² with the average electricity price at 19.68 cents per kilowatt hour.

Roof tiles reflect more heat than corrugated steel roofing, reducing the need for artificial cooling through air-conditioning and other electrical cooling systems in the home.

Mr Michael Monro, Sales and Marketing Coordinator at Bristile Roofing explains that the study clearly proves roof tiles reflect more heat away from the home than metal roofing of the same colour, establishing the fact that the roof tile has lower solar absorption rate and therefore saves money for the homeowner.

The research additionally shows that 24% less energy is expended in the manufacture and transport of roof tiles when compared to the production of sheet metal roofing. Another research study reveals that roof tiles absorb 31% fewer decibels of noise from traffic, aircraft and extreme weather conditions than sheet metal.

Roof tiles from Bristile Roofing come with a 50-year warranty compared with 30 years offered for standard sheet roofing. Besides, roofing tiles are much easier and less expensive to replace than full sheets of metal.