Do You Have the Right Type of Roofing?

A roof is something none of us really notice until something goes wrong with it or it needs replacing following damage. So how do you know which type of roofing is best for your building?

It can certainly pay to find out if only to consider the costs involved with replacing parts of it or having a new one fitted. There is a huge variation in pricing depending on which material your choose and this needs to be weighed up not just against what it costs now but also in the long term when you will hopefully never need to replace your roof tiles again.

Clay Tiles
Clay tiles can be extremely durable compared to other materials and can last for up to 100 years. Unfortunately the British climate isn’t ideal due to the cold weather we have in winter and tiles are particularly vulnerable to extremes of temperature.

Slate
Slate is one of the most durable and popular roofing materials, however individual tiles can break and they can be expensive to replace. Rather than buy new it is usually more cost effective to buy reclaimed tiles.

Metal
Metal roofs are uncommon but they are fully recyclable and good when it comes to trapping and deflecting heat. It is also 100% recyclable so it is a surprisingly good environmental choice. The downside it typically lasts less than half as long as slate.

Concrete
Concrete tiles are one of the cheapest if not the cheapest roofing material. Unfortunately, you will get what you pay for when it comes to concrete as it will again last for only half as long as slate.

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