When you are having a new roof installed, it’s not only about the structural integrity – what you put on top of it is just as important. Modern roof tiles are either made of concrete or clay – and both materials have their unique benefits. Concrete tiles are generally heavier and cheaper, and suitable to any type of roof. Clay tiles can be used on all kinds of buildings and have been popular for hundreds of years for their earthy colours and textures, as well as their durability. But before you choose, explore your options – you may be pleasantly surprised with what you find. Here are some basic tips:
Figure out what is important to you
If you are renovating your roof or building a new home, be aware that roof tiles have progressed and your range of options is now a lot wider – it’s not just about picking a green, red or black roof anymore. You can choose between a variety of colours and designs and even use a combination of dark and light tiles. It’s all a matter of personal preference. If you are in doubt, speak to professional roofing companies.
Consider the design
The look and feel of your roof will play a major role in the tiles you select. If you have a complex roof design, you may want to keep costs down with concrete tiles. These days concrete tiles are available in a massive range of colours and styles and can almost certainly accommodate your design.
Weigh up the options
If you are revamping and your existing structure has weight restrictions, you will have to select tiles the structure can cope with. Generally, clay tiles are lighter than their concrete counterparts.
Get value for your money
Shop around to get the best deal, but remember that the cheapest is not always the best. It is usually the best idea to invest in branded tiles. Some even come with warranties. Why not talk to Coverland, we have been dealing with them for many years and can highly recommend them.
Talk to professionals
If in doubt about roof tiles, please do not hesitate to give us a shout. Dezzo Roofing has been in the roofing industry for many years and would love to give you advice.