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Do you need felt under roof tiles?

What Does Roofing Felt Do & What Are The Benefits

Well, the original purpose for using roofing felt was to be a temporary waterproof roof whilst homeowners would have to build their own roofs. This method has been used for over one hundred years. When homeowners would remove the shingles off their roof on a weekend, the roofing felt would serve as a waterproof cover. This would temporarily protect their home from water damage over the following week so that the next weekend they could put the new shingles up.

What does roofing felt do

While people are debating on whether roofing felt – otherwise known are tar paper – is still necessary, here are a few reasons why it is still useful. While roofers workers are up fixing the shingles to the roof, the roofing felt creates a safer layer for them to work on, helping to make it less likely that they could slip. By covering your home with roofing felt, your home is temporarily protected from the weather depending on how long it takes to build the roof, creating a waterproof barrier between you and any rain that could potentially come. Another handy advantage is that the roofing felt does temporarily dry once the roof is up and complete.

Assessing the performance of a roof

It is important that a holistic approach is adopted for the performance of a building to be understood, as the roof and walls cannot be taken in isolation: they are an integral part of the building and have an active and continuing relationship with the rest of the building, its environment and its occupants.

The two most commonly encountered ways in which the performance of the roof of an old building has been dramatically and detrimentally altered are by the introduction of insulation and impervious roofing felt.

Typical effects of introducing insulation and impervious roofing felt

  • The introduction of insulation over a ceiling creates a ‘cold roof’ (see diagram, below).
  • Roofing felt significantly reduces the air movement in the roof space.
  • Moist air from the accommodation readily finds its way into the roof space through the ceiling and holes in ill-fitting hatches.
  • The amount of evaporation that can take place within the roof is considerably reduced by the introduction of the roofing felt.
  • Increased amounts of dampness and moist air are now present within the roof space.
  • The timbers in the roof space are therefore increasingly subjected to the conditions conducive for active fungal decay and wood boring insect infestation.
  • Any drop in the air temperature provides the atmospheric conditions for the condensation of the moist air to take place.
  • The impervious roofing felt provides a high level of resistance to the passage of water vapour and a cold contact surface upon which warm moist air can condense. In these circumstances the rafters in contact with the felt may remain damp most of the time, causing the surface of the rafter to become stained and, in the worst case, rotten.


  • Insulation laid so that it covers the eaves, significantly reduces ventilation to the roof.
  • Insulation is often laid in contact with the roofing felt. Where the felt is impervious any contact condensation will run down the felt and make the insulation damp.
  • Many modern insulation quilts such as fibreglass, in comparison with alternatives that are now readily available, retain moisture. Where an impervious roofing felt has been used, this type of insulation may not dry out readily. In the worst case the insulation becomes a soggy mass at the bottom, causing the feet of the rafters and the ends of the joists to decay.

This brief overview of some of the problems that can be encountered where the roof of an old building has been provided with a secondary barrier and insulation, illustrates that there is a need to evaluate the influence that any changes in the traditional ‘breathing’ performance of the roofs of old buildings is having.

Why use roofing felt paper?

Roofing experts have discovered that adding a layer of protection between your structural roof decking (the layer of wood that covers your rafters) and your roof shingles helps create a better-looking and longer-lasting roof. In fact, there are a number of important ways roofing felt not only protects your roof, but also your residence. For example:

  • It repels water

Wind-driven rain or snow can trap water under your shingles, putting your roof deck and inner residence at risk of moisture damage, leaks, rot and mold. Roofing felt helps ensure the water drains off the roof – and doesn’t leak into your home.

  • It provides backup protection in the event of ice or water damage

In northern climates, ice or snow dams are another common cause of residential water damage. When the heat from your home melts snow or ice on your roof, the water can then seep into your roof’s nooks and crannies and ultimately into your residence, causing damage to ceilings, walls, or insulation. Your best protection against an ice dam is an ice and water protection membrane which can seal around the shanks of the roof fasteners for a leak-resistant fit. However, roofing felt offers additional protection against leakage, providing an extra layer of water resistance.

  • It provides extra weather protection

Although your shingles are your roof’s first line of defense against the elements, having a backup layer of weather protection underneath helps extend the life of your roof deck. And, in the event of a major weather event that breaks your shingles loose, the roofing felt guards your wood deck against rain and water until the shingles can be replaced.

  • Roofing felt may be necessary for use with your shingles to meet a Class A fire rating

When shingles are evaluated for their fire ratings, it is done on a small test deck with the roofing felt underlayment in place – without this underlayment, the shingles alone may not meet the Class A fire requirements. Be sure to choose felt underlayments that are approved and compatible with the overlying shingles and therefore comply with building codes. Look for industry standard compliances such as ASTM International or Canadian Standards Association (CSA) references on the product label.

  • It protects your roof deck while you work on it

Roofing felt prevents the deck from being exposed to the elements before, or while, the shingles are being applied.

  • It improves look and uniformity

Because your roof deck might not lie perfectly straight or flat, a layer of roof paper gives an even, uniform surface upon which you can install your shingles. It can help prevent the “picture framing” effect, or the pattern of your wood decking telegraphing through your shingles, by providing an extra layer on top of uneven wood.

  • It prevents wood resin stains

When you use certain types of wood to construct your deck, there is sometimes a risk the wood will leach small amounts of resin over time as it ages. Having a layer of roof felt will block the resin, preventing it from staining or compromising your roof shingles.


A great benefit to roofing felt is that it can also act as a moisture barrier. When the hot air is rising through the house and reaches the roof, any moisture in the air that condenses on the underside of the shingles, will get caught by the roofing felt. This helps to prevent any damage being done to the wood decking in the long run. The moisture barrier in a roof is highly important nowadays since the way houses are now built with certain extras such as double glazing making air circulation more of a problem. We spend so much time in our homes and throughout cooking, bathing along with all of the occupants in the house breathing, a lot of water moisture gets built up and needs to find a way out. This brings us to the question of the types of roofing felt that we should use.

Is felt waterproof?

The answer is Yes felt is waterproof, the sarking felt which is laid over support rafters or counter battens, beneath the tile or slate battens provides waterproofing. The main purpose of sarking felt is to provide waterproofing to the felt, this stops damage internally creating a barrier and stopping cracked/broken tiles it also helps as an insulation factor for the building.

Constructing Flat Roof For Residential Homes

Why Choose A GRP Flat Roof?

A GRP flat roof, or fiberglass roof as it’s also known, is one of the most popular flat roofing solutions in the UK. GRP stands for Glass Reinforced Polyester, a composite material formed by strengthening plastic with fine fibres made of glass.

This single ply laminate has been used as a reliable means of covering and waterproofing roofs for over 60 years, although it’s popularity has soared in recent years thanks to new systems such as Cromar PROGRP. As well as commercial and domestic buildings, GRP has been used on a wide array of other applications, from boats and lorries to water tanks and ponds.

The installation of a GRP roofing system is highly regarded for its simplicity and safety, while the finished product it produces is recognised as having a lifespan that easily betters that of a felt roof.

How Much Does a Fibreglass Roof Cost?

Needless to say, the overall cost of any GRP roofing system will depend on whether a new roof is being constructed or an existing roof is being repaired/altered. The latter will of course be vastly cheaper.

What About a Fibreglass Roof Repair?

Repairs are not something you’d associate with a GRP flat roof. As long as the original job was carried out correctly on suitable decking with properly installed trims and flashing, your GRP roofing system need little cause for concern

Choosing the best flat roof

If you’re planning a new extension, garden project or just looking to replace a tiring roof, then there’s a good possibility that you’ve got flat-roofing issues on your mind.

Chances are you’re also feeling a bit lost about where to start!

Where once upon a time the options for flat-roofing covering were quite limited, there now seems to be a multitude of options to choose from – and a range of accompanying price tags.

Performance – the main goal of a flat-roof is surely to create an impenetrable barrier to water so the number one thing to look out for has got to be how well the material performs in terms of leak-proofing.

Durability – once installed, your flat-roof has got to withstand the brunt of the British weather so the durability of material is an important factor.

Cost – we know that no-one really wants to spend a fortune on a roof but it’s wise to be realistic about your budget, get a few quotes from different roofing specialists and bear in mind the quality/ cost ratio when making a decision

Why a Flat Roof is Perfect for Commercial Buildings

Flat roofs are common on commercial buildings because they are less expensive to install, easy to maintain and they allow the more efficient use of space both inside and outside.

Maintenance costs less for flat roofs because they are easier to get to and walk around on than a pitched roof. That also makes it easier to spot leaks or other problems. When it’s time to repair or replace a flat roof, the project often can be completed in a day, depending, of course, on the size.

Strategic business owners who choose a roof with a flat design have opportunities to lower operating costs in multiple ways. For example, since this roof’s foundation isn’t sloped, air conditioning units can be placed above a property instead of on the ground. This installation strategy for AC units can prevent vandalism and accidents in risky neighborhoods and communities. If a commercial roof is large enough,

To appreciate all the maintenance and functional benefits that a flat roof offers, you must select a proper roofing solution that suits your needs and situation. Flat roofs made with traditional materials last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. Roofs made with newer – although more expensive materials – can last up to 25 years

A traditional built-up roof is made from layers of hot tar and gravel. Gravel is fire-resistant, and the gravel is more attractive when seen from nearby windows.

Problems with a Flat Roof House

If you’re in the market for a new roof, you’re probably pinning loads of inspiration. You see a super modern house and wonder if you can you pull that off. Flat roofs are definitely an acquired taste. Also called low-slope roofs, these are an uncommon sight for more reasons than one. We’ll explain the problems that come with a flat roof house and why you can’t go wrong with a classic pitch.

Flat Roof Houses: Worth It?

You’re a shrewd customer, so you know it’s not all bad when it comes to a flat roof house. For one, because there isn’t the same heavy-lifting required, the labor costs less. And since it’s walkable, you can potentially use the roof as an outdoor space. We can admit that that’s pretty cool. But there are some problems you may not have thought about when it comes to this unique style

Drainage Issues

Your roof is the hardest working part of your house. It protects you from wind, rain, hot and cold – year in and year out. It can certainly take a beating. When choosing a roof, you want something that’s practical. Flat roofs are peculiar in terms of engineering, which makes them a problematic choice.

Fewer Options for Materials

One of the most exciting things about a remodel is choosing from all your options: material, color, style, and finish. A project involving a flat roof limits your options in terms of looks and functionality. This is because a flat roofing system supports fewer materials than a pitched roof.

Insulation Issues

The unique design of a flat roof adds another challenge to weatherproofing your house. Pitched roofs offer a layer of protection in the form of the attic or loft area. A flat roof still needs a place for the underlayment and insulating sheath to go, but the options aren’t too good. If you place the insulation under the roof deck it can cause condensation

Understanding Flat Roof Types for Commercial Buildings

As we’ve often talked about in our commercial roofing-focused blog posts, it’s possible for your commercial building to have the wrong type of roofing system

In buildings with flat roof structures (as opposed to low-slope or steep-slope structures), a “bad roof” can sometimes be installed. Most of the time, this is because inexperienced roofing contractors and novice building owners aren’t aware of all the decision factors that go into choosing the right roofing from the long list of possible options


In short, this question can be difficult—maybe even impossible—to answer in broad terms. While there are plenty of commercial buildings of nearly identical construction located in areas with similar climate conditions, the business being conducted inside the building itself will often dictate what roofing system is best. (And, of course, additional factors such as an owner’s budget will influence the ultimate determination, too.)


One of the oldest commercial roofing types that still has merit in some new installation scenarios today is built-up roofing. BUR systems feature a continuous and semi-flexible membrane made of felt or fabric layers (called plies). The plies are alternated with layers of other asphalt-based materials like tar/bitumen and aggregate, which is the reason we sometimes refer to BUR as “tar and gravel” roofs.


As we talked about in-depth in our recent blog post about single-ply membrane roofing, PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roofs offer the big benefits of reflectivity. These roofs are often white in color and offer high chemical resistance.

Tips To Find Good Commercial Roofing

How Durable Is Your Commercial Roofing System?

Types Of Commercial Roofing Systems

Why wait till your roofing systems becomes so damaged that it starts leaking profusely before taking measures to patch it? Consult a professional roofing company for a quick and affordable roofing repair service. Some of the most commonly used roofing systems for commercial application are listed below.

Metal Roofing System

The use of commercial metal roofing applications has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to its many benefits. Commercial metal roofs are high quality, versatile, lightweight, and offer long-lasting performance. They also require little to no maintenance for several years after installation. For those looking for a durable, energy-efficient roofing system, consider buying a metal roof. These long-lasting roofs come with at least a 10-year warranty on any metal roof repair service. Material types for metal roofs for commercial purposes include zinc, pre-finished steel, and copper — all come with a watertight warranty for a period of 30 years.

Solar Roofing System

As a business owner looking to go green, spend less, and save more in the long run, installing a commercial solar roofing system is the ideal solution. There are a good number of commercial solar roofing applications available on the market today, each offering great benefits while ensuring long-lasting performance. A solar roofing system is one of the most durable products that’s highly resistant to extreme weather conditions, including snow, wind, heavy rainfall, hurricanes, and other storms.

Steep Roofing System

Another product to look out for is the commercial steep roofing system. This product adds more charm and attractiveness to any commercial building. Some of the most durable commercial steep roofing materials include shingles, slates, and tiles. They can last for several years.

Flat Roofing System

Recognized as one of the most popular roofing types available today, the commercial flat roofing system is durable, cost effective, and can last a long time if properly maintained. It is one of the most widely used commercial roofing systems in the world today.


There are many factors that determine how long a commercial building’s flat roof will last. In general, a flat roof membrane will last anywhere from 10-50 years depending on these factors. All three of these flat roof membranes have their benefits and drawbacks but are all commonly used today on commercial flat roofs.

Each year new technological innovations are making all these flat roof membranes more durable, easier to apply, and are improving their longevity. For instance, the new improved TPO membranes have great promise, but not enough time has passed to tell just how long they’ll last. EPDM is considered a “base” system but is constantly improving.

The longevity of a flat roof membrane is dependent upon:

  • Climate
  • Installation
  • System Type
  • Roof penetration
  • Proper Maintenance

What this means is choosing the right installer is just as important as choosing the right flat roof membrane. Consult with a roofing professional with expertise and experience in applying all three types of membranes. This ensures you’ll not only make the right choice in a system type but also have the best chance of a quality installation.

Maintaining a flat roof is an important factor in determining how long the membrane will last. Making sure there’s proper draining is the most important thing you can do. If flat roof slop ponding occurs, eventually this will seep through and cause costly damage to the surface underneath. Often this damage isn’t detected until rot and mold are present.

Checking the seams, flashings, and all around the rooftop penetrations, periodically and after rainstorms should be done. Detecting any damage or worn areas before there’s water leakage will increase the longevity of the membrane and save any costly damage to the foundation of the building underneath.

Commercial Flat Roofs: Pros & Cons

Flat roofs are one of the most common types of roof for commercial buildings.


Commercial flat roofs can be significantly more cost effective to build than pitched roofs or steep slope roofs because they require less material due to the fewer square feet to be covered.They are easier and quicker to install, which can translate to a significant savings for the building owner. This also effects the ease and potential price of your next commercial roof repair.

Owners have many types of flat roofing materials and membranes to choose from – rubber rolled roofing, EPDM, PVC, TPO, bitumen, modified bitumen and built-up roofing. While there are many different color choices to choose from with roofing membranes, however many building owners choose to stick with white.

This can help reduce energy waste from cooling costs due to it’s reflective properties.

Air conditioners can be moved from the ground to the roof. Solar panels and satellite dishes are easier to install on flat roofs than on pitched ones. These items are then less obvious from the curb or parking lot. Maintenance and drain cleaning is easier on flat roofs since workmen can walk easily and safely, regardless of weather conditions.


The most important issue is poor drainage.

Standing water can degrade the roofing materials long before they normally would. One of the advantages of pitched roof styled buildings is not having to worry as much about drainage issues. Materials breakdown leads to leaking and water damage inside the building.

It is imperative that an experienced commercial roofing contractor with a good reputation for professional work do the installation or repairs in order to avoid problems with the roof.The experienced team at Sentry Roofing understands where the drains must be located and the proper height to avoid puddling.

6 Most Common Commercial Roofs and Roofing Materials

Commercial roofs come in many forms, with each one built according to the needs of the building and the budget of the owner. The kind of roof your commercial property has plays an integral role in the overall health of the building, and the longevity of the roof itself. The surrounding environment, typical weather, and any extraneous variables such as animals, foliage, etc. will also have an impact on the integrity of the roof over time.

It’s important to note that most commercial roofs are either flat or low slope, which narrows down the available roofing materials. The six most common roof classifications include:

  • Built-Up Roofing (BUR) Membrane
  • Metal Roofing
  • Modified Bitumen Roofing
  • Thermoset (EPDM) Roof Membrane
  • Thermoplastic (PVC & TPO) Roof Membrane
  • Garden “Green” Roofing System

How to Choose a Commercial Roofing Contractor

Once you know how to choose a commercial roof, it’s time to find a roofing contractor to work with. This choice is just as important as the roofing materials you choose. You need to make sure that

Hiring a bad roofer to install the roof will result in an unstable roof. It’s also likely to have a negative impact on your work as a civil engineer. Here’s what you need to keep in mind.

Licensed and Insured

In most states, roofing contractors are required to have a license to operate. They should also carry insurance. Yet, for one reason or another, there are roofing contractors who don’t carry insurance.

This can put everyone on the job at risk if there’s an injury. If a worker gets injured on the job and the roofing contractor doesn’t have insurance, the property owner could be held liable. They would then have to pay the injured worker’s medical bills.

That would turn the entire project into one major mess. You can avoid this nightmare situation by asking to see the contractor’s insurance policy.

You also want to make sure that they’re licensed to operate in your area. This is easy to do. You can just look up their license number and check with your state’s roofing board. This will ensure that they’re licensed, and that license is in good standing.

Warranty of Work

A number of commercial roofing contractors have some kind of roofing warranty. Most of the time, this warranty is on the actual roof itself, which can be for about 10 years or more.

You want to make sure if there’s an installation issue after the fact, you have some method to get it fixed without spending more money on the project.

Be sure that you understand exactly what is covered and not covered in the warranty.

Protection of Property

Replacing a commercial roof is a dangerous and sometimes messy job. In the replacement process, roofers can throw old parts of the roof onto the ground or in the surrounding parking lot.

You’ll need to make sure that the roofing contractor has some kind of system in place to protect the property during the installation. That could result in a bigger mess that you might have to remedy after the installation.

Asphalt Tile Roof And Safe Roof Access

Considerations for Choosing Roof Tiles

As the single largest surface area of a home, the roof is an important architectural feature and decisions around roofing materials should be made carefully.

“Whether building a new roof or re-roofing, it’s important to consider style, aesthetics and long term performance when selecting roofing materials,” explained Mark Dell from Boral Roofing & Masonry.

Consider the roof tiles’ material

Roof tiles are available in ceramic, terracotta and concrete, and a homeowner’s choice will come down to personal preference of shape (or profile), colour and finish. Boral ceramic, terracotta and concrete tiles are built to last, with a 60 year warranty on ceramic tiles, 50 year warranty on terracotta tiles and a 20 year guarantee on concrete tiles. Ceramic and terracotta tiles are slightly smaller than concrete tiles, which mean there are differences in the number of tiles per square metre, as well as the system and pattern of aligning the tiles on the roof next to each other.

Select a tile profile that complements overall design

The profile refers to a tile’s shape and design at its cross-section. This can be either flat or shaped, with further design variations within these categories. A key consideration when choosing a profile is the architectural style of house as well as the pitch of the roof. For example, a flat profile will lend a more streamlined, contemporary look; if you are in a high rainfall area however, rain will run off faster on a steeper roof pitch.

Research colour and finish options

Colour and finish can have a fundamental influence on the style, character and essence of a home. The architectural style and the home’s environment, including surrounding houses, is a major factor in choosing exterior colours and finishes. When selecting roof colour and finish, consider guttering and fascia finish of the home and, as a general rule, look for colours that are in harmony or contrast. Boral ceramic, terracotta and concrete roof tiles are available in a range of warm, cool and neutral tones.

Which Type of Roofing Tile Should You Choose?

Ensuring the right roof tiles are installed on a property is vital. It can affect the aesthetics of the building and can make sure the roof meets the design requirements of your home. The decision about the tile used on your propriety 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. Read on for our easy to read guide covering the basics on various roof tiles available, including pros and cons as well as potential costs.

Clay Roof 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

Concrete Roof Tiles

Concrete tiles can mimic the aesthetic appeal of clay and slate while also providing high levels of durability against the elements. They are one of the most common tile types on the market and extremely cost-effective in relation to their performance levels.

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.

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 bottom line as well as the speed at which roofing projects can be completed.

Roof tile selection how to choose the right roof tiles

Roof tiles come in a vast array of shapes, sizes, textures, materials and colours. Here at Marley, we offer a roof tile selection that comprises more than 80 different clay and concrete products, including pantiles, flat and interlocking designs, as well as colourways ranging from reds and browns to various shades of grey. But with so many choices, how do you specify the right roof tiles for your project?

Look around

The roof tiles you specify will have a significant impact on the overall look of the development when it’s finished, so selecting tiles with the right aesthetic is essential.

While you might like the idea of the development standing out, it’s important that it draws attention for the right reasons – and being the only slate-coloured roof in a neighbourhood of red clay roofs may not be ideal. In some cases, the wrong choice of roofing material could lead to difficulties with planning permission.

Consider the technical characteristics

While the architectural style of the building is an essential consideration in roof tile specification, it’s only part of the decision-making process. You will also need to make sure the roofing materials you specify are fit for purpose – and this can vary depending on the location of the property, typical local weather conditions and the structure of the building

Here are some of the technical considerations you’ll need to think about:

Material – Popular options include clay, concrete, natural stone, fibre-reinforced concrete and cedar

Minimum and maximum roof pitch – Most roof tiles have a range of suitability, but if the pitch of your roof is especially steep or shallow, some products may not be appropriate.

Size, coverage and minimum headlap – The spacing of the tiles and how much coverage a single tile offers will play a role in how many roofing tiles need to be purchased, as well as the speed of installation and overall project cost.

Weight – The weight of all the roofing tiles must be supported by both the roof structure and the walls underneath.

Thermal efficiency – Roof tiles can contribute towards lower U-values and a more energy-efficient home.

Batten requirements, base layers and fixings

Compatible accessories

Ease of installation

What to Consider When Choosing Your Roof Tiles

If you’re about to start renovating your home, or perhaps even building a new home altogether, the materials you choose for your roof is a crucial step in the process. Of course, you have the practical reasons to consider: durability, keeping your home protected from the elements and water tight. On top of that, however, there other factors that should come in to play when choosing types of roof tiles UK; possibly from an environmental perspective, almost certainly from an aesthetic. After all, you want your roof to look good as well, don’t you?

Local Planning Restrictions

You might have your heart set on particular types of roof tiles – be they clay, stone or slate. However, there may be external factors which will need to be taken into consideration when choosing types of roof tiles UK that might be out of your control.

How Your Roof is Designed

The types of roof tiles you choose for your roof may also be dictated, to a certain extent, by the design and pitch of the roof itself. If the pitch of your roof is low, for example, you may be restricted in the type of tile you can opt for; certain traditional slate tiles, such as the market-leading Thrutone slates for example are not designed for roofs with a pitch lower than 22°. Or the classic Rosemary Clay Tile which has a minimum pitch of 35°.

General Appearance

The overall aesthetic should not be overlooked when considering the correct roof tiles for your project. At the end of the day, your building needs to have an attractive finish and look right within its surroundings. At the roof plays a huge role in this appearance.


Another important aspect to consider with your roof tiles is the region in which your building is located. Across the UK there are a number of fairly distinctive profiles for roof tiles types that hold prevalence in different regions, and this may well have a bearing on your choice of tile.

Choosing The Right Tiles For Your Roof

Your choice of roof tiles can be a surprisingly cost-effective (and fun!) investment. If you’re at the planning stage of choosing new roof tiles, explore your options before you get to the roofing installation phase. You’ll be surprised at what’s possible.

Concrete tiles: Concrete tiles are typically cheaper, heavier, and generally considered suitable for any type of roof. There is a wide range of styles, shapes, and colours available.

Terracotta tiles: Terracotta roof tiles are among the oldest types of roofing tiles in the world. Their earthy colours and textures are very popular to this day. Terracotta tiles are typically used on all kinds of buildings

Choosing Your Roof Tiles

It’s a good idea to shop around to get a good understanding of design choices, prices, and suitability for your type of home. You can have a lot of fun selecting the latest roof tiles, so don’t be in any hurry to choose.

Design Considerations

If you are doing a custom renovation, or a new home design, please be aware that you can get any design you want for your roof tiles. Modern roof tiles are far superior products, and can be available in a range of colours to suit any design