When building a commercial or residential structure, the roof is of utmost importance. Of course, the entire structure must meet with certain standards and regulations, but the roof is what protects the interior of the home from the elements. If you are trying to decide which roofing material is best suited to your structure, it’s time to do a little research.
At Marley Roofing, we have done all the research for you and we’re here to tell you a little more about what’s best for your construction project, regardless of whether it’s a commercial or residential building. If you take a look at the construction market on a global scale, it will be obvious that tiles are the most sought-after roofing material available. It goes without saying that the reason for this is obvious to those who have been involved in the industry for many years. In South Africa, concrete roof tiles are a popular choice and it’s mainly due to the quality achieved by the tiles as a result of natural properties combined with the various technological advancements in concrete tile production.
It’s difficult to choose a project based solely on the opinion of others, even if it is the professionals in the market providing the opinion. That being said, let’s take a look at the facts. Let’s investigate how concrete roof tiles can benefit your structure:
Long Life Span and Warranty
Concrete roof tiles are quite simply manufactured to last. Not only are they durable, but they often come with a warranty against defects too. Even with extended exposure to the harsh African climate, these roof tiles seem to hold up, often in excess of 20 or so years! In fact, they could last even longer, but 20 years is a good minimum to work on.
Say “No” to Costly Ongoing Maintenance
Maintenance is often a concern when choosing a roof. Will your new roof crack, develop creaks or simply cave due to exposure to the elements? We hope not! If you use quality concrete roof tiles and install them correctly, there will be very little required in terms of maintenance, and you won’t have to be worried about the abovementioned possibilities. If your roof becomes damaged for any reason, the affected tiles can easily be removed and replaced. It’s a simpler way to keep your roof in tip-top condition.
Choose from a Variety of Colours to Match Your Structure
No one wants to be forced into choosing a colour that doesn’t really go with the design and colour of the structure, but this is an area in which concrete roof tiles shine. Concrete roof tiles are manufactured from cement, sands and various pigments, which allow for a broad selection of colours on the market.
Save on Initial Outlay
Concrete roof tiles are considerably more affordable than other types of roof tiles, such as slate. If you want to cut back on costs without compromising on aesthetic appeal, concrete tiles are the way to go.
Great Thermal and Sound Insulation Performance
With concrete roof tiles, you can expect the interior of the home to experience a comfortable temperature during the summer and winter months. With the correct installation and with the right quality concrete tiles, you can expect your home to be warm in winter and cool in summer. You can also expect it to help dim noise levels from outside and from the inside. Enjoy a little more peace and quiet, as you will hear less road traffic and less of your neighbours’ noise too.
Where to Buy Concrete Roof Tiles
If you want to benefit from the finest range of SABS-approved (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001) concrete roof tiles, Marley Roofing is the place to go. We have branches available to assist you in the following areas:
- Olifantsfontein in Gauteng.
- Bronkhorstspruit in Gauteng.
- Tongaat in Kwa-Zulu Natal
- Cape Town in Western Cape.
- Nelspruit in Mpumalanga.
- Polokwane in Limpopo.
- Gaborone in Botswana.
- Lusaka in Zambia.
If you would like to ensure that you invest in the best quality concrete roof tiles for your structure, waste no more time. Contact us via email or telephone at Marley Roofing for more information and advice, and to be put in touch with a branch in your area.