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Things to Consider When Shopping for Roofing Products

Is it time to repair or replace to roof? Where do you get your roofing products from and does it make a difference which products and brands you choose for the project? If you are renovating your home or even building a new one, the roofing products that you choose will play an important role in the functionality and longevity of your roof. There are various factors that must be considered, such as durability, the ability of the products to keep your home waterproof and, of course, the environmental and aesthetic factors. While you want your roof to look good, it has to protect the contents of your home and be able to do so for many years, not just a few.

The roof tiles that you choose for constructing your roof is an important part of the building process. When choosing these tiles, take the following aspects into consideration:

  • Planning restrictions – if the building is within a complex or similar, you might have to use the same roofing materials as the properties around you. Make sure that you are aware of any planning and building restrictions in your area. You will be pleasantly surprised to find that various tiles can actually mimic other finishes and styles, which really opens up options to you.
  • Available budget – your available budget is very important, as you will need to shop within your means. Some tile products are more expensive than others, but that doesn’t mean that you cannot afford the best type of tiles. At Marley Roofing, we endeavour to ensure that our roofing products are available at competitive rates, and this means that we have something to offer most roofing projects.
  • The roof design – some roof tiles are not designed to be used on certain roof designs and pitches. The strength of the roofing structure/frame will come into play. For instance, concrete and clay tiles are quite heavy and need a very strong structure. Some tiles also require a certain pitch. Make sure that you enquire with your supplier about whether your chosen tiles will work with your roof design or not.
  • Aesthetics – the colour scheme and design of the building plays an important role in the overall aesthetic appeal. Of course, you want your home or building to look good, while enjoying a water-tight, functional roof. Make sure that you find a roof tile in a shade and finish that will complement the building’s design, without compromising on the standard features and functionality of a good-quality roof.
  • Location – where the building is located is vitally important, as you will need to choose a roof tile that is designed to withstand the climate and environmental conditions in the area. Some roof tiles are not designed for snow, and some are not ideal for extremely hot environments. Shop wisely!

Chat to a Marley Roofing Consultant About the Best Quality Roofing Products

If you are looking for some roofing advice, we have some for you at Marley Roofing. Clay and concrete tiles are certainly top options for those looking for a durable and long-lasting roof covering. These roof tiles are fireproof and extremely durable in all weather conditions. These tiles are available in various colours, shades and finishes, and can last well over 25 years with minimal maintenance requirements.

We have four manufacturing plants that handle the production of our roofing products. Our product range is within world-wide energy saving standards, and so well supported that you can even find Marley Roofing products beyond the borders of South Africa. The fact that we are the sole roof tile manufacturer in the country to have received the CMA National Trophy in the biennial Awards for Excellence competition, not once, but seven consecutive times.

Our roofing products are available in Gauteng (Bronkhorstspruit and Olifantsfontein), KwaZulu-Natal (Tongaat), Western Cape (Cape Town), Mpumalanga (Nelspruit) and Limpopo (Polokwane). We also have branches in Botswana and Zambia.

If you would like to learn some more about our wide range of roofing products, take the time to contact us at Marley Roofing. We are available via email and telephone, and look forward to assisting you with all of the roofing products you will need.