Terracotta Roof Tiles & Cement Roof Tiles

Terracotta Roof Tiles Compared to Cement Roof Tiles

terracotta_frenchBoth Terracotta Roof Tiles and Concrete Roof Tiles have their advantages and disadvantages and Shiprock Roofing can help you decide which is best for you. Here are the pros and cons of each:

Terracotta Roof Tiles are:

  • Timeless and ageless – they can conceivably last a lifetime and often have a 50 year guarantee.
  • Made from natural kiln-fired clay
  • Available in glazed and non-glazed finishes
  • Ideal for classic home designs
  • Now available in modern flat profiles
  • Lighter than concrete roof tiles, yet not as strong (and more brittle).
  • The tiles to choose to give your home a more 'upmarket look' - which aids the resale value.

Concrete Roof Tiles are:

  • Stronger, yet heavier than terracotta roof tiles
  • Less expensive than terracotta (around 30% cheaper)
  • Available in a wide range of fashion colours and profiles which gives you more scope to mix and match.
  • Prone to fade over time (their life expectancy is around 40 – 50 years, while the colour may fade in approximately 20 years depending on the quality of the oxide used)
  • More water-resistant (Terracotta is designed to absorb 10% more water)
  • Larger than Terracotta roof tiles and easier to install as they lock only at the sides (as opposed to overlapping) and can be laid straight or cross bond.
  • Better suited to coastal areas and areas affected by hail storms
  • More popular

Whichever type of tile you choose – Terracotta Roof Tiles or Cement Roof Tiles – you can trust Shiprock Roofing to supply only top brand products and professionally install them to the highest possible standards. For more details, contact us today via our Priority Email Service.

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