choosing the right tile for your home

Choosing the best roof tile for your home.

Choosing the best roof tile for your home.

Roof tiles remain on trend when it comes to improving the look of your Melbourne home.  Roof tiles are hard wearing, elegant and long lasting.  Concrete, Terracotta and Slate roof tiles have a reputation of being the most reliable roof materials that were ever made. This is why people are continuing to choose roof tiles to be installed to new homes and extensions.  People are even opting to re-roof there homes with roof tiles again once there original roof tiles are completely worn.  Concrete, terracotta and slate roof tiles are low maintenance and extremely reliable, why would you choose any other roofing material.

How to choose the right roof tile for your new home or extension:

Most often, if you are adding an extension to your home, the existing roof of your house will determine your choice of roofing material in order to maintain the aesthetics of the roof.  If you are building a new home there are a few thing to consider when choosing a roof covering.  Slate tiles are incredibly durable and can last hundreds of years (longer than the fasteners that hold them in place), they can really give a home a beautiful heritage look, but can also be very expensive. Terracotta roof tiles are elegant, very low maintenance but slightly less durable and quite pricey.  Concrete roof tiles are more affordable and very hard wearing, however require a little more maintenance to maintain the aesthetics of the roof.

How to chose the right roof tile for the climate you live in:

Generally people that live in the tropical areas of Australia are better off choosing a terracotta roof tile as they don’t hold the heat as much as the concrete roof tiles. Whereas if you lived in the south of Australia were it is a lot colder you would be better with concrete roof tiles.

choosing the right roof tile for the suburb you live in:

Choosing the right roof tile for the suburb you live in is quiet simple. For example, if you are building a new house in a new estate, have a drive around and look at what other houses have installed on there roofs. In Melbourne a majority of homes built in the outer suburbs of Melbourne have concrete roof tiles where as if you go to the inner suburbs of Melbourne they are mostly terracotta.  The heritage of your property or surrounding properties also needs to be taken into consideration.

If you are considering using roof tiles for your new home, extension or re-roof, we are a Monier roof tile distributor allowing us to supply and install a very large range of roof tiles.

Contact H&R Roofing Services or call us on 130076632273 to discuss any roofing needs. www.melbournerooftilerepairs.com.au

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