ROOF TILE SOLUTIONS

REPLACEMENT

Traditional or new style

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Of cracked and broken tiles

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At Kent Roofing Services not only do we specialise in new tiled roofs and strip and re-tile but we also carry out all alterations and repairs to tiled roofs.

Tiles come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some examples of tiles that can be chosen for your roofing project:-

  • Clay Roof Tiles
  • Concrete Roof Tiles
  • Interlocking Roof Tiles
  • Large Format Roof Tiles
  • Low Pitch Roof Tiles
  • Pantiles
  • Plain Roof Tiles
  • Double Roman Style Roof Tiles. 

Ensuring the correct roof tiles are installed on a property is key. It can affect the aesthetics of the building and can make sure the roof meets the design requirements of your house. The decision about the tile used on your property will go on to affect a number of other important decisions. But with so many types of roofing tile available, the market can feel overwhelming. 

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Roof Tiles

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Clay Roofing Tiles

Many homeowners with one eye on the property market are turning to clay tiles to add real aesthetic value to their home. This attractive tile comes in a number of shapes and patterns helping to create a traditional Mediterranean look.

The maintenance required for clay roof tiles is low but they are brittle and can be prone to breakage. They are one of the best tiles to use for moderate to high sloped roofs and although on the more expensive end of the purchasing scale, the natural materials used to make them offer eco-friendly appeal.

Sandtoft’s 20/20 clay tile is a great example of a standard interlocking clay tile, It is described as a ‘New Generation tile’ which means it can be installed faster to reduce associated labour costs.

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Concrete Tiles

Concrete tiles can look the same as clay and slate while also providing high levels of durability against the weather systems in the U.K. They are one of the most used tile types on the market and extremely cost-effective in relation to their performance levels.

While the low-level maintenance makes concrete one of the best tile materials to purchase, it must be said that the roof structure will need to be able to support the extra weight that comes with the installation of concrete tiles. In many cases, reinforced framing will be required to ensure the structure can bear the load. Concrete roof tiles can be used on moderate to steeper sloped roofs and also provide strong fire resistance.

To get an idea of what a standard concrete roof tile looks like, the Marley Eternit Plain tile is a good place to start. It comes in a range of nine different colours, reflecting the material’s versatility, and can also be used for vertical cladding/ tile hanging on the side of the house, if required.

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Interlocking Roof Tiles

Single lap interlocking roof tiles are typically flat or profiled smooth or granular and are possibly the easiest and quickest of all the roof tile variants to install. The combined ease of use, along with lower prices, has seen them become one of the two main tile types installed in the UK. Concrete is by far the most common material used for this particular style, although they can be purchased in clay and slate. A typical example is a Redland 49 tile.

For roofs that require a very low pitch, the Sandtoft Standard pattern interlocking tile is both easy to install and highly durable. These are recommended for use when re-tiling and can be used on roofs pitched as low as 17.5°.

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Large Format Roof Tiles

The main advantage large format tiles offer to homeowners and developers is faster installation and the reduction of support materials. This is good news for your budget as well as the speed at which roofing projects can be completed.

The size of the tile means the coverage area can be filled in a shorter space of time. This reduces the weight and support requirements underneath. Both clay and concrete varieties are available and there is a range of large format roof tile styles and designs. These include different textures, colours and finishes. They can be used on various pitches and are seen as one of the best tiles to use on projects where the budget is the driving factor.

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Low Pitch Roof Tiles

For roofs that are at 20° or less (10° is usually the absolute minimum), low pitch roof tiles are the ideal solution. This style enables homeowners with low pitched roofs to pick out the right colour without having to compromise too much due to the design of their house. They can also be purchased as interlocking tiles, these usually are in clay or concrete. Low pitch roof tiles are popular for use with house extensions where planning restrictions and 1st floor window cills prevent the use of standard roof tile styles.

The Forticrete Centurion Tile can be used on pitches as low as 10°. It comes in four colour options letting you pick the aesthetic that best suits the build. There are fewer more reliable lower pitched tiles available on the market.

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Plain Roof Tiles

The compact size of plain roof tiles allows them to be double lapped, increasing their density through triple depth placement to protect the interior from water. They are one of the most aesthetically pleasing tile types. Whilst quite traditional in style, they are still frequently used for new builds today.

Homeowners can choose between clay and concrete plain roof tiles, with interlocking versions reducing some of the labour intensity that is usually associated with installing these tiles.

Plain roof files are made to show a traditional design and the Redland Duoplain Concrete Tile retains those principles. This interlocking tile is both cost-effective and easy to install and remains a popular choice for homeowners and developers.

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Pantiles

Original pantiles were made from clay until the middle of the 20th century when concrete pantiles offered a more cost-effective way about things. The distinctive ‘S’ design is one of the most popular roof tiles styles used by both property owners and developers, although there are distinctions to be made between the clay and concrete version.

The colour difference works in favour of clay pantiles which appear more natural due to them having been kiln-fired, avoiding the fading issues faced by concrete pantiles. Traditional clay pantiles are usually thicker, with a 15mm edge, while the concrete alternative is twice the size with 30mm.

If you are looking to save on costs, then a concrete pantile would typically be the best option. The Sandtoft Concrete Shire Pantile offers exactly that – giving you a great price along with the look of a traditional pantile.

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Double Roman Roof Tiles

Double Roman roof tiles are the preferred choice of tile for UK properties rather than the single form, with concrete typically used in favour of clay. The distinctive flat design with a small roll can still be found in clay thanks to the Sandtoft making the clay Double Roman.

The Marley Double Roman Concrete tile reflects much of what we mention in the description above. This is another of the A+ environmentally friendly concrete tiles we have in stock. The distinct roll-profile offers the classic look many prefer to install.

TILED ROOF SYSTEMS

What tiles can be used?

Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materials such as terracotta or slate. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used and some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze. Roof tiles are attached to the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails.

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