Concrete Roof Tiles
Choosing materials for your own or a customer's roof can be difficult. You'll probably immediately think of slate or clay. But what if there was another type of tile to consider? Concrete roof tiles aren't as common, but have all the qualities necessary to keep your home safe and dry. They may be just what your roof needs.
Want the durability and cost-effectiveness of concrete roofing tiles? Solway Slate and Tile supply concrete tiles all over Cumbria, Scotland and the wider UK. Get in touch today for a FREE quote. Give us a call on 01228 401133 to get one now.
While many people may want a slate or clay tiled roof, they won't even have considered concrete as an option. Although clay and slate will last longer, roof tiles made of concrete will still last for 50 years or more. Surely that’s more than enough in most cases?
You may think a concrete roof wouldn't be as attractive as slate or clay. However, it's possible to get concrete tiles made in the style of either slate or clay. You won't be stuck with grey, either. Concrete tiles can be manufactured with a range of pigments, so you can choose from a range of colours.
What's more is concrete tiles are significantly cheaper than clay, and especially slate. So while you may not quite get a century of wear, you'll save a great deal. You can save even more with concrete tiles, because of their heavy weight it's not always necessary to secure them to battens. Instead they can be directly nailed to the roof without fear of coming off. Slate and clay tiles may blow off in very strong winds, but you won't have this problem with concrete.
You're also able to get interlocking concrete roof tiles if you want extra assurance against them falling off. All the benefits of other roofing tiles are present with concrete, too. They're strong and durable, and won't suffer in nasty weather, not even cracking when it freezes. They'll also protect your home in case of fire as they don't burn. You can save even more and be environmentally friendly with reclaimed concrete roof tiles.
Interested in saving big with concrete tiles? At Solway Slate and Tile we have over 100 years' combined experience supplying roofing materials. We're more than able to advise you on the best choice for your project. Get in touch today to see how concrete tiles could be perfect for your roof. Give us a call on 01228 401133 for a quicker response.