Tile roof

Tile roofs are more expensive and heavier, but beautiful and durable. It is one of the few roofing materials that can be used for more than 70 years. Traditional tile roofs are made by firing slate powder or clay, but the current craftsmanship is beginning to use molded and colored concrete. This material is stronger than the traditional concrete tile roof and allows light treading. The tile roof can be curved, flat, and interlocked in many shapes.

Clay tile roof
Clay tile roof
Concrete tile roof
Concrete tile roof

A tiled roof is a climate with hot areas or occasional rainfall and a large amount of precipitation in a short period of time. Their shape is very suitable for draining rain during heavy rain. If you plan to lay a tiled roof for your house, please note that the tiled roof system is very heavy and can crack in some cases. The roof frame needs to be reinforced to accommodate the weighed tile system.

JHL Stone Coated Steel Roofing perfectly replicates the look of any tile type. Thanks to the durable galvanized steel substrate and the stone coating on the surface, the tangent points of other tile types are perfectly removed, leaving all the advantages and better.

Pros and cons of tile roof

Advantage Disadvantage
LongevityHigh cost
Will not rot and pestsInstallation is difficult
Environmental ProtectionHigh weight
Energy savingCrispy texture
Low maintenanceLimited requirements for roof slope

Advantages of tile roof

Tile roofs have a service life of more than 70 years, up to 100 years under verified climatic conditions. Unlike wood, it never rots and worms and special operations inhibit fungal growth. Tile roofing requires little maintenance without shattering unless its appearance seriously affects the attractiveness of the house.

The tiled roof is supported by earth minerals, a natural material taken from nature that can be crushed and recycled. Clay, concrete, and slate tiles in tiled roofs come in a variety of styles and can even mimic the look of traditional materials like wood shingles.

Disadvantages of tile roof

The cost of a clay roof system is two to three times that of an asphalt roof system and is similar to the cost of a JHL metal roof system. The average cost per square meter is between $680 and $1,400. Concrete tile roofs cost $400 to $450 per square meter. Although more expensive, the extra-long lifespan can offset this. Slate tiles are the most expensive in close proximity, with an average cost of between $1,000 and $4,000 per square meter. Installing a tiled roof requires professional installers with extensive experience, which further adds to the cost. It can’t make ordinary cuts and is not a DIY project.

Housing agencies must be able to withstand the weight of a tile roof, you can get up to 850 pounds per square for clay tiles, and up to 820 to 1,200 pounds per square for concrete. Asphalt roof systems, on the other hand, weigh 225 to 325 pounds per square meter. When you plan to use a tile roof, consult an engineer in advance to determine whether additional structural reinforcement is required for the structure of the home.

Although very durable, clay bricks, slate, and concrete tiles are relatively fragile, and even falling branches can cause the tiles to shatter.

Tile roofs are only suitable for roofs with a steeper slope, not for roofs with a slope of less than 4:12. Because that will allow moisture to seep through the gaps between the tiles.

Tile style

Clay tiles and concrete tiles come in a variety of styles to suit many styles of homes.

  • Spanish Roof Tiles: A typical southwestern roof with a wave-like appearance and grooves between the two sides to facilitate drainage. They are more suitable for areas with heavy rainfall in a short period of time. More excellent JHL metal Spanish tile roof >>
  • Scandia Roof tiles: Similar in appearance to an upside-down Spanish tile, leaving more room for drainage. Visually, the gutters resemble those of a wide scallop. Commonly seen in Nordic-style buildings. More excellent JHL metal Athens tile roof >>
  • Double Roman tiles: Are similar to Spanish tiles, but have smaller sinks and are common in Mediterranean buildings. The crafting materials are the clay, concrete, and clay. More excellent JHL metal Roman roof tile >>

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