Main Types of Roof Tiles. While some write-ups say there are about five types of roof tiles, there are actually two main types only: clay tiles and concrete tiles.
Clay tiles are actually cement tiles. They may be plain, interlocked, creased, or ornamental. They are a bit heavy, but they can be made into various designs and colors to suit your desire. Installing them requires special equipment and the person doing the installation should be careful not to walk on them while wet. They can protect you from fire and storm, and can last for a long time.
Concrete tiles on the other hand may be fashioned to look like slates or stones. They are lighter compared to clay, but they resist fire, storms, algae, termites and moss. They may also be plain or interlocked, depending on what you want. They come in different colors too. Installing them is easier, and they require minimal maintenance, but they can be a bit expensive. That’s the price you need to pay for this type of durable roof.
These tiles are usually placed parallel to each other, and overlapping with the next row. This way, it can resist water from entering your roof. Whichever type you go for, always remember that the condition of your roof depends mostly on how you maintain it.
Roofs installed with concrete tiles are the way to go. All you need is good cement, water, quality river sand, and youâ€™re in business.
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