April 26, 2022
Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out water or rain out of a home. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials.
Roof tiles are traditionally made from locally available materials such as terracotta or slate. Roof tiles are ‘hung’ from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails.
Roof tiles are a great way to customize a home, but they vary in budget, durability, weight, and appearance.
Some types of roof tiles includes:
- Slated Roof Tiles: Slate which is termed “the reigning king of roof tiles” for centuries is a natural stone with unique and beautiful appearance. This distinct roofing material is fire-resistant, durable, long-lasting and fade resistant. The expense of installing slate is higher than most other types of roofing.
- Metal Roof Tiles: Metal roof tiles are popular due to their light weight and ease of installation. Some metal roof tiles are designed to look like terracotta (clay) tiles or even asphalt shingles.
They are cost effective, attractive, and they also last long.
- Concrete Roof Tiles: Concrete tiles are very attractive and they often look like wood shakes, clay tiles, and slate tiles. They get stronger as they season and they are versatile because concrete can be shaped and molded in almost any shape you prefer.
- Composite Roof Tiles: This is a long-lasting and durable tile which can also form many shapes, like metal, clay, or concrete tiles do. Composite roof tiles are made from a mixture of natural and man-made materials and have a long list of advantages over natural stone, wood, clay, metal or concrete tiles.
- Solar Roof Tiles: Solar roofing tile is a roofing material that is replaced with an electricity-producing roof tiles which is tied into a battery assembly inside your home and draws power naturally from the Sun. Solar roof tiles comes at a premium cost and require specialty professionals to install, maintain and repair.
- Clay Roof Tiles: Clay roof tiles come in a variety of colors and are sealed to resist absorbing water. The process of producing this roof tiles is mostly machine-driven. Clay roof tiles suits almost every home and the finished product is just as beautiful.