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Which Roofing Materials Are Best for Your Roofing System?

Believe it or not – not all buildings have the same roofing systems! It’s safe to say that most roofs are custom designed and while there are generic types of systems available on the market, it’s unlikely that too many roofs are exactly the same. That being said, there are two main roofing systems that are commonly used. These are low-slope roofing systems and steep-slope roofing systems.

Low-Slope Roofing Systems

Low-slope roofing membranes are broken up into five categories, which include Built-Up Roofs, Metal Panel Roofs, Spray Polyurethane Foam Roofs, Single Ply Membrane Roofs and Polymer-Modified Bitumen Sheet Membrane Roofs. Low-slope roofing systems have three main objectives which are: to make the roof weatherproof, to reinforce the roof, and to provide a durable surface that’s resistant to the harmful effects of the elements. 

Steep-Slope Roofing Systems

With steep-slope roofing systems, there are six types of roof coverings most often used. These include Asphalt Shingles, Clay and Concrete Tile, Metal, Slate, Wood Shakes and Shingles, and Synthetic materials. Three main components make up a steep-slope roofing system. These include the roof deck, the underlay and the roof covering material.

Get Clay & Concrete Roof Tiles from Marley Roofing

At Marley Roofing, we specialise in roof covering materials for steep-slope roofing systems. Our product range includes an extensive selection of clay roof tiles and concrete roof tiles. Tile roofing can only be effectively installed by those qualified and experienced to do so. Skills are most definitely required, and it’s important that your installation team has access to quality technical advice. When installing a new roof, you need complete peace of mind that the roof will function as required, and that the roofing material can also offer a long lifespan. At Marley Roofing, we have our own range of concrete roof tiles of which we are very proud. We also import a range of clay tiles for those looking for such a product. Both of these roof tile covering options are considered “green” when compared to others on the market. For those looking for an environmentally friendly option, our clay and concrete roof tiles are the ultimate solution.

Benefits of Using Clay & Concrete Tiles for Your Roof

  • Easily co-ordinate exterior colours with an array of colours for both clay and concrete tiles.
  • Clay and concrete tiles are manufactured in a variety of profiles and styles, which means that they can match any architectural style.
  • Clay and concrete tiles offer the lowest lifecycle cost, and long-term durability.
  • concrete are both materials that are resistant to fire.
  • Roofing tiles made from clay and concrete are resistant to hail and strong winds too.
  • Concrete and clay roof tiles are reflective and offer great insulation and ventilation properties. This means that you can reduce your spending on heating and cooling systems simply by installing the right type of roof.

When making use of a trained roofing contractor, your tiled roof should be fairly quick and easy to install. As each tile is individually installed, you can expect easy repairs to any damaged tiles. Only the affected tiles need to be replaced, which saves time and money. As a whole, clay and concrete roofing systems require minimal maintenance.

At Marley Roofing, we manufacture our own range of tiles and also import other ranges. We have an extensive selection of clay and concrete roof tiles, and can therefore match just about any profile and style required for your needs. We also offer a variety of colours, roofing components, accessories and more. Whether you are building a completely new roof, or simply want to repair and spruce up your existing one, you can rest assured that when done with Marley Roofing products, it’s done to last. To prove that our products offer exceptional quality, each of our tile products is SANS 542 and SABS ISO 9001 certified. We also have our own quality policy, which is available for all customers to peruse.

If you would like to learn more about our roofing systems and related products at Marley Roofing, simply get in touch with us at your earliest convenience. Drop us an email or give us a call for more information and advice today.