Roof Tile Types

Roof Tile Types

Roofing systems As a leading industry innovator, we have pioneered many of the advances in roof system design in recent years. Roof tile colour choice Colour gives inspiration and aesthetic not only to your roof but to all your external façade. Natural Clay roof tiles Clay roof tiles have been used for generations to provide effective, durable and aesthetically beautiful roof designs. Concrete roof tiles Concrete roof tiles from Sandtoft provide of an unmatched level of quality and consistency, stronger long lasting colours and a rich aesthetic appeal. Slate appearance roof tiles Wienerberger’s cost effective roof tile slate alternatives benefit from interlocking technology and a larger format. Keymer handmade clay roof tiles since 1588 The Keymer range has been born over many generations, defined by time and mastered by hand.
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Roof Tile Types

Types of Roofing Roofing Contractor Search How to Choose a Roofer Resources Types of Roofing If it is time to get a new roof, there are a variety of options to choose from. There are things to consider before you call a roofer and hire out the work to be done. What type of roof or material do you need or  want? How much do you want to spend and how long do you want it to last? Does the roofing material match the style of your home? With these questions in mind, here is a breakdown of the types if roofs. ENGINEERED/COMPOSITE Engineered – Composite, Simulated Slate These are made of reclaimed materials and come in a variety of colors and styles and usually simulate a slate or shake roof. They are estimated to last between 30 and 50 years and can be fairly cost efficient compared to other materials. It should work with any style of home. These products are an upgrade from shingles but are more affordable than concrete tile or slate. METAL PANELS Metal Panel Slate Profile Durable metal can be shaped to give the appearance of wood shakes or tile. This allows for the strength and longevity of metal while giving a unique look to your roof. CONCRETE TILE Mission S Concrete Tile This can work with almost any style of home. It comes in all kinds of colors and styles, is low maintenance and very durable. Once again, it can be expensive on the front end of things but that cost is offset by the durability and lifespan. This product is heavy and the roof deck must be engineered properly to handle the weight.
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Roof Tile Types

New Generation Roof tilesOur New Generation range has been developed to make the beauty of a natural clay roof more affordable; thanks to innovative designs that significantly reduce installation costs. This enables our clients to satisfy their planning requirements without incurring the cost penalties usually associated with traditional natural products. With the introduction of the new generation product range, Wienerberger is able to offer roof tiles that have the look of a traditional clay roof, whilst using innovative technology to modernise and improve roof tile performance, to leave you with both a high quality and beautifully designed roof tile to suit your roofing projects. Wienerberger value Sandtoft’s heritage and long-established craftsmanship and techniques, and with the advancements in clay technology Wienerberger is able to offer you beautiful clay roof tiles at affordable prices.
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Roof Tile Types

I got a new EagleLite lightweight concrete tile roof made by Eagle Roofing Products in August 1995. It looked great for several years until triangle corners (1.5″) started to break off many of the tiles. Now, September 2013, my roof is leaking because of major fractures in the tiles. Upon inspection I find five tiles are broken horizontally just below the tile above and the lower pieces slide down several inches to expose the tar paper below. The sun burned through the tar paper and the plywood is now exposed to the rain. The tile also break easily in the vertical direction but the tar paper is still covered enough to prevent the sun damage and the resulting rain leakage. I am very disappointed with the low strength and ease of breakage of the Eagle concrete tile. Eagle says the tile is “lite” but it is very heavy to the point of causing structural problems in the house. This roofing system is NOT recommended. Frankly, my neighbors cheap asphalt roof is in much better condition and it doesn’t leak. My other neighbor’s aluminum tile roof is in excellent condition and doesn’t leak, but it is noisy during rain storms. I wish I had chosen either plastic polymer or aluminum.
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Roof Tile Types

Our New Generation range has been developed to make the beauty of a natural clay roof more affordable; thanks to innovative designs that significantly reduce installation costs. This enables our clients to satisfy their planning requirements without incurring the cost penalties usually associated with traditional natural products. With the introduction of the new generation product range, Wienerberger is able to offer roof tiles that have the look of a traditional clay roof, whilst using innovative technology to modernise and improve roof tile performance, to leave you with both a high quality and beautifully designed roof tile to suit your roofing projects. Wienerberger value Sandtoft’s heritage and long-established craftsmanship and techniques, and with the advancements in clay technology Wienerberger is able to offer you beautiful clay roof tiles at affordable prices.
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Roof Tile Types

Roman Roof tilesThe term 'Roman' describes roof tile profiles with a flat shape containing one or two rolls these being “single” or “double” Romans. The rolls, are sometimes tapered giving the roof tile a Mediterranean look. This design is most associated with products that originated in the South West of England in the 1950s. Today the clay Double Roman is the generic roof tile shape for the region. In its concrete, large format form, the Double Roman design is widely used throughout the country. Today the use of clay roman roof tiles is largely driven by planning requirements for the conservation and refurbishment market. Sandtoft manufactures traditional Single and Double Roman shapes together with a more pronounced tapered Roman shape.

Roof Tile Types

The term 'Roman' describes roof tile profiles with a flat shape containing one or two rolls these being “single” or “double” Romans. The rolls, are sometimes tapered giving the roof tile a Mediterranean look. This design is most associated with products that originated in the South West of England in the 1950s. Today the clay Double Roman is the generic roof tile shape for the region. In its concrete, large format form, the Double Roman design is widely used throughout the country.
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Roof Tile Types

Tile Roofs are available in a wide variety of design-inspired colors and profiles that can enhance any exterior style, concrete roof tile is beautiful, durable and safe. Roof Tile is virtually maintenance-free, structurally superior and lasts longer than other traditional roofing materials. Tile roofing is also Class A fire rated the highest fire-resistant rating available.
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Tile roofs are also your most cost-effective and energy-efficient material choice, with better insulating properties than other material choices. A concrete tile roof will last for the life of the structure making it quite affordable compared to other roofing materials. With regular maintenance, the hassle and expense of reroofing is minimized. Regular maintenance means ensuring that your roof is clear of debris. For your own safety and to avoid damage your tiles, you should not walk on your roof. Instead use a professional contractor to do any cleaning or maintenance.
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My roof needs replacing, existing roof is concrete tile, do I have to stick with same material? Concrete tile cost is moderate, I’m in a very tight budget, paycheck to paycheck. Already received one estimate, I don’t know if I can afford it but my roof needs repair badly. I need advice
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Hi Luoming, There are several possibilities. If what you’re calling mold is green moss, then check out our article on How to Remove Moss from a Roof. If it’s a black stain on an asphalt shingle roof, it’s probably a blue-green algae known as Gloeocapsa Magma which is covered in our article on How to Remove and Prevent Black Algae Stains. If the culprit is plain old mold, a metal roof is probably your best bet, though it mayl be noisier than asphalt or wood shakes. Mold can grow on anything, including glass, so given your climate, whatever type of roof you have will need to be cleaned from time to time.
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Such roof tile is used for brick, stone and wooden buildings, as well as for renovation of the old ones. The input materials are clays of different varieties, which are thoroughly mixed in certain proportions. Then the clay undergoes heat processing, which helps it to acquire the same density and an evenly distributed color. Coating does not affect the service life of tile, but it can dramatically change the appearance of the building. Currently, there are three types of ceramic tile available: flat, undulating and grooved.
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Ceramic tile is fireproof and does not degrade after exposure to extreme temperature and sun. Such tiles have good heat and sound insulating properties. By means of contemporary methods of ceramic tile production, its surface is covered with color glaze, which makes it even more attractive. In modern stores you can find at least ten colors of ceramic tiles: blue, white, green, yellow, orange and others. The variations of tile types are very diverse and can satisfy even the most demanding customer. High frost resistance of ceramic tiles (more than 200 cycles) is worth noting too. The main disadvantage of ceramic tiles is that its large proportions set high expectations for the bearing elements of the roof.