What Material Options Should You Choose for your Roof?

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August 26, 2016 Roofing Materials

We always say that one of the most important things in life is to have a roof over your head. But if you say that now, people might get confused. It’s a new world and there are now more types of roofing options and materials that anyone can buy to make their houses even stronger and even more beautiful. However, the question remains – what type of roofing will go well with your home?

  • Concrete tiles

While this type of roof tile is the hardest to install, it’s also one of the easiest ones to repair. With a life expectancy of about 30 to 40 years, concrete will lose the vibrancy of its colour in the years after it’s installed. But this happens slowly rather than abruptly. One of the advantages of getting a concrete tile is that it is fire resistant. Where fires mostly grow high through the roofs and easily take the house down, having concrete roof tiles can be the difference between death and survival. Concrete roof tiles come in three forms, low-profile, high-profile, and the flat profile. Concrete roof tiles are great for classically designed homes.

  • Terracotta tiles

Terracotta tiles are also called fired clay tiles because of the method by which they are created. And while many people may think that terracotta roof tiles are fragile, this type of material has actually stood the test of time and has shown great durability since the time of the ancient Greek. These clay tiles are waterproof which make them perfect for houses that are in coastal areas. They also provide great ventilation for houses in  warmer climates. They’re low maintenance and can last up to around 100 years. This is great if you are looking to create more of a Villa or Hacienda type of home.

  • COLORBOND Tiles

COLORBOND tiles are made of a zincalume steel base which utilises magnesium, aluminium, and zinc so that it provides a unique anti-corrosion property. This is because the aluminium that is used in the coating gives it a protective layer. These roof tiles do not require much attention as well and go perfectly with modern home designs.

While picking out your own materials can be exciting, there may be some factors that you have to consider, such as the compatibility of the tiles to the roof bedding or the proper application of the tiles. Amazing Roof Restorations ensure that you will get the best material. We’ll also ensure that it’s installed properly and that it is durable. More than our installation services, we can also give you some advice on more flexible options or if you want to use combinations of the different materials. Get in touch with us through our website or give us a call at 02 4944 2085 now to get the dream home you have always wanted!

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