The decision to install a new roof on your property is a big one. Therefore, it is important to be equipped with all of the correct information before making any final decisions. One of the most important decisions will involve looking at what roof tiles are best for your property. Let’s start by discussing some of the most commonly used roofing materials.
Clay tiles are often seen as visually appealing due to their earthy natural appearance and the fact that they are not prone to fading. This comes as a result of the colour being bonded to the material during the manufacturing process as a result of extremely high temperatures within the kiln. If your roof has a moderate to high slope, this might be one of the best options for you, especially considering the maintenance required for clay tiles is low.
Concrete tiles are a more cost-effective option and are arguably more durable too. However, it is important to be aware of the fact that if you are choosing concrete roof tiles, your roof structure needs to be able to support this extra weight, as they are significantly heavier than the likes of clay tiles. Concrete tiles are typically used on older buildings, such as those that were built in the housing development after World War II.
Slate roof tiles can improve the appearance of your property, while also increasing its value. Due to the fact that they are incredibly durable, these tiles can last up to 100 years, meaning that they sometimes even outlast the building that they have originally been installed on. If the area that you live in is prone to extreme weather changes, slate roof tiles might be the best option for you as they are water-resistant and able to withstand extreme conditions.
However, it isn’t just the roofing material that is important when choosing the best roof tiles for your property. As well as this, there are different types of tile which can be used:
Interlocking roof tiles are usually flat, smooth and one of the easiest types of tiles to install. This is why they are one of the most popular types of roofing tiles in the UK! They are also typically used on new build houses due to their modern style.
Plain roof tiles are one of the most visually pleasing types of tiles and they are also incredibly practical too due to their ability to protect the interior from water. This type of roof tile is typically used for traditional and older properties. However, they are equally as good on new builds too.
Low pitch roof tiles can be used on properties that are at an angle between 10 and 20 degrees. They are popular for use on house extensions where planning permissions restrict the type of tiles that can be used.
Large format tiles can be installed on properties far more quickly due to their size. It also reduces the number of support materials that will be needed to complete the installation. This benefits homeowners who are looking for a speedily completed project.
These are just some of the different roof tile materials and tiles to consider when you are installing a new roof.
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