Choosing the right material for your roof [a guide]

When the time comes for you to replace your aging roof tiles, or you are constructing an entirely new home and want to choose the most suitable materials, there are various factors you will want to consider before making a final decision on which is the most appropriate choice for your property. If you decide to opt for an entirely new pitched roof, allow us to talk you through the options to make your choice more straightforward.

Pitched roof options

Slate tiles
Favoured for its durability, slate is a popular choice for many when having their roof replaced. If you are looking for a luxurious finish to your roof, then you may want to opt for natural slate. It is popular for its appearance and can give your property a more traditional feel. It is also valued due to its resistance and longevity of the rock itself, as well as being suitable for all types of property. Alternatively, fibre cement slate is a more cost-effective option whilst still providing a quality finish.

Concrete tiles
Concrete tiles offer flexibility in that there are a wide range of different designs you are able to choose from. The finish can be altered to your specifications and there is also an option to choose a smooth or rough texture depending on the weather conditions and personal preferences. Concrete also offers a more affordable alternative to traditional slate which makes it a popular choice. Despite its durability, it may have a shorter lifespan than alternative materials however you can still expect your roof to last for a long period of time.

Clay tiles
Made from natural clay fired in a Kiln, this style of tile is favoured for its versatility and can be adapted match the feel of the rest of your home. Many opt for clay tiles over other options due to the fact that they are available in a range of colours and finishes. Whether you have a Victorian era home or a newer build, you can select the appropriate design to match. Longevity is also another key factor of clay tiles which makes them a popular choice, however they are a more expensive option than other available materials due to them being particularly long-lasting, so your decision may depend on your budget.

Despite the varying costs and longevity of each material, choosing our team here at Roof Rescue to manage the installation process means you can be sure of quality roofing. With over 40 years of combined experience, there is no one better to lay a roof that will be durable and fitted to your specifications. All of our new pitched roofs come with a 15-year guarantee, so in the unlikely event that you encounter any problems with your new structure, we can carry out maintenance and repairs to keep it in its best possible condition. Why not speak to us today regarding a new roof for your home or request a free quote from us. Call now on 020 3189 1618 or email  to discuss your enquiry with a member of our expert team.

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