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Advantages of Roof Tiles

advantages of roof tilesRoof Tiles Can Make a Home Cooler and Add To the Elegance.

Roof tiles are a popular option for roofing and have been in use for centuries going back to the ancient Greeks. They provide homes with a distinct appeal and provide the roof with an outer layer. This layer ensures proper drainage of water while most roof tiles are not only durable but generally non-combustible.

Roof tiles require a framework to which they can be securely fixed, and the advantage with this arrangement is that there is open space below the tile, which allows for air circulation that can help to keep the roof cooler. Tiles can come in many different shapes and configurations and can be made of clay, ceramic or concrete. Some tiles use cellulose making them lighter and stronger. You can get tiles of various colors and shapes and this provides a lot of architectural possibilities. Some of the clay or terracotta tiles can have glazed finishes that make the roof better equipped to resist moisture and dampness and even dirt.

Cement and concrete tiles are very durable and made from cement mixed with pigment and sand and other aggregates. They will never rot, curl rust or even burn. They can also reflect the sun’s rays and keep a roof cool. Their weight will, however, require proper attention to the supporting structure on the roof. They are easy to maintain and have a lot of strength. Roof tiles made of clay or terracotta make a home look authentic and give a distinct character to any home. They get tougher as they age and can survive the worst of weather conditions. Clay tiles acquire a rustic patina over time and this greatly adds to the authenticity of their appearance.

Roof tiles start at eaves level and rest over and against support beams or battens. The battens ensure that the tiles are not in contact with the deck of the roof and provide the necessary gap for air circulation, that can act as some insulation for the roof. The next layer of roof tiles overlaps the one below and is positioned above it so that rainwater can flow down easily to gutters. At ridges of roofs, you will require separate ridge tiles which will cover the roof tiles on either side of the ridge. Flashing is also required where there are any protruding structures life ventilators or chimneys and this flashing must ensure that roof tiles are covered and water diverted over their surfaces.

If you would like to know about if roof tiles are the right choice for you contact the team at Roof Restoration Northern Suburbs Melbourne.