Why wait until your roof begins to tear apart before you gain an insight into the different types of roofing tiles? It is neither fit for your budget nor healthy for the overall safety of your house.
There are many different factors to consider when choosing roof tiles. The key to choosing the best roof tiles for your project is to consider your budget and the overall finish you’re looking to achieve.
At Brody Allen Exteriors St. Charles, we help you choosing the best type of roofing tile for your home keeping in mind your budget and choices. In the end, the style and types of tiles you choose will tell a lot about how much you spend on materials, installation, replacement, and repairs. It’ll also account for the length of years your roof will last.
You can find a more comprehensive overview of different roof tile types below.
Clay Roof Tiles
Clay tiles have been a part of architecture for centuries because clay is a natural material that is found in various places all over the world. Most clay tile roofs are made with either flat or barrel tiles and come in a lot of different colors.
Clay tiles are very fragile and heavy, so they are best installed by a very experienced tie installation team. They are commonly used because they look good and provide strong protection from the elements .
Concrete Roof Tiles
Concrete roofing tiles have been used for decades as an alternative to more traditional materials, such as clay and slate. They adapt well and their lower price point makes them attractive, especially to developers.
Concrete roof tiles are purposely designed for you to be able to walk on. They are strong enough to withstand any tough weather conditions. Even after heavy rain the weight of the tiles remains the same, as concrete roof tiles are dense and solid.
Natural slate roof tiles
The biggest advantage to installing a slate roof on your home is the appearance. Slate roof tiles are made of 100% natural stone. Slate roof tiles are also extremely durable, outlasting the buildings they are installed on in some cases. In fact, it is not unheard of for a slate roof to last 150 years or more if installed properly.
In addition to being beautiful and durable, slate roof tiles are also fireproof and environmentally friendly. However, slate roof tiles are extremely heavy and the roof deck will need to be reinforced before they can be applied.
Metal Roof Tiles
There are a variety of choices when it comes to metal roof tiles with options including zinc, aluminium, copper and galvanised steel. Crafted with longevity in mind, metal roof tiles tend to last 40-70 years and are extremely durable. They are both environmentally friendly and energy-efficient. However, they can be up to three times the price of alternative roofing materials and can be noisy in extreme weather conditions.
Pantile Roof Tiles
A pantile is a type of fired roof tile, normally made from clay. They add real character to a building and are extremely durable, even in harsh weather conditions. With six main types of pantiles on the market, there’s a range of colours and designs available in both traditional and interlocking styles. A pantile-covered roof is considerably lighter than a flat-tiled equivalent and can be laid to a lower pitch.
Tile roofing gives your home precisely the character it needs without having to sacrifice functionality. Contact us today to help you choose roofing tiles according to your preferences.