Roof Tiles have been around for many years and early roof tiles were either made of clay and slate. Compared to their predecessors, modern roof tiles are currently made from concrete and plastic. There are several types of roof tiles such as flat tiles, Tegula tiles and interlocking roof tiles. Roof tiles have always provided us with an attractive layer of shelter over our heads and here are the top 5 benefits and advantages of ceramic roof tiles!
Durability and longevity
Ceramic Roof tiles last a long time and they are very durable. In fact, archaeologists have unearthed roof tiles that were used by the Greeks in the 3rd millennium BC and have found them to be still in good condition! Roof tiles are said to last about 50 years but have been known to last much longer than that.
Styles and designs that are versatile
Ceramic roof tiles give off a rustic feel and can make one’s home feeling fuzzy or cozy. The color of the tiles can be adjusted or changed according to the owner’s preference and roof tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. This adds more character and makes the roof tiles look more interesting.
Safe from fire
Ceramic roof tiles are non-combustible and are great fire-resistant roofing materials. These roof tiles prevent the spread of fire to a certain extent and can protect a house from catching fire that may come from a neighbor’s house in some cases.
Ceramic roof tiles resist rotting and insect boring, as compared to other conventional building and construction materials such as wood. This is useful in the long run as it means that the home owner will not have to do regular maintenance on the roof tiles or to replace them every few months.
Ceramic roof tiles have reflective properties which increase the efficiency of heating and cooling systems. They do not absorb a large amount of heat from the sun and this is a good choice of roofing if the home is in a humid area.