When it comes to roof materials, tin (or colourbond) might win in terms of versatility, but tiles boast greater lifespan, offer heritage appeal and provide insulation.

When it comes to installing solar, there are two key differences between installing on tile roofs and installing on tin. First, it takes an installer longer to install on tiles than tin. Second, the equipment used to fit a solar system on a tile roof is different and costs significantly more.