How do I choose roof tiles? And which roof tiles are best? Your questions answered.
Looking at having new roof tiles for a house, but have questions? Here’s are some of the most frequently asked questions that we get from our customers.
If you have further questions or would like tiles installed or roof repairs done, then call us on 01462 237 729 or 07908 522649 today.
A roof is the most important part of a house. So, when you are building a new house or renovating an old one, it is important to choose the right roof tiles.
By talking to professional roof tilers, you will quickly understand how the right roof tiles can make such a difference to a property.
The tiles you decide when having roof tiling done can impact many factors including the appearance of your house, how well insulated and protected your house is from wind and rain and how often you might need roof repairs.
One of the first things to consider is whether you want a roof made of clay or concrete tiles. Clay tiles are more expensive, but they typically last longer. Concrete tiles, however, are more affordable but they need to be replaced every 20 years or so.
Another option to consider is slate tiles which can improve the outside look of a property. Slate tiles are more expensive but, similar to clay, they last much longer and can actually be more cost-effective in the long run.
Yes, it is. The colour and style of your roof tiles (see next question) can impact the appearance of a home.
You can choose from a wide range of colours depending on the type of tile you want - and colours vary from dark brown to light grey - and even light blue!
If you have a white painted house, you should go for light-coloured roof tiles so that it doesn’t look too jarring when you look at it from the ground. If you have a dark house then darker roof tiles will look better against it.
There are a variety of tiles that you can choose from to make your home look unique and a roof tiling company, such as RoofSmart, can advise you of the most up to date options.
Different styles can include the pattering on the tiles, the texture of the colouring or how wavy or curved they are.
You should always pick the style that fits your property and its surroundings. If you live in the countryside and have an older style-home, for example, then you should pick a different style to someone who lives in a modern home near a town or city centre.
The most common types of roof tiles are clay, concrete, asphalt shingle, and metal. While concrete tiles are made from cement and aggregate, clay tiles are usually made from fired clay and have a fantastic natural look that can fit in and look great in certain environments such as older buildings or rural settings.
When it comes to finding the right tiles for your roof, there are so many options to choose from, and it’s recommended to get in touch with professional roof tilers who can advise you of the best options although, of course, the final option is always up to you!
There are many factors that need to be considered before you make your decision.
For example, the climate and weather conditions in your area will determine what type of roof you should have. You also need to consider how much money you want to spend and if the roof tiles will be easy to maintain and replace when they wear out.
Should I work with a professional roof tiling company?
Yes, you absolutely should! We have seen various homeowners over the years try to install or repair roofs including replacing missing tiles, and there have been consequences… bad consequences.
Incorrectly installed tiles can lead to a greater chance of tiles becoming loose and falling to the ground, which is dangerous for people walking below.
It can also create gaps, allowing rain and debris to enter the roof and loft space. Mould and rotting frames can cause structural damage and health issues - as well as lead to potentially higher costs to fix the entire roof and remove the damp and mould!
Top tip: Only use professional, experienced roofing contractors!
Professional roofing contractors
At RoofSmart, we have many years of experience roof tiling and, as professional roofing contractors, we deal with everything from fascias and soffits to roof tiling - and we guarantee you will receive the highest level of service available. For the best roofing contractors available, call RoofSmart today.
Call us today for a quick chat on 01462 237 729 or 07908 522649