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    Are clay roof tiles durable?


    Are clay roof tiles durable? What are some similar alternatives in appearance that I could also consider?

    Asked by Harry on 13th Jan 2022
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    "Clay roof tiles are the most durable from my experience with some lasting many years but they can be very expensive there is concrete alternatives such as Marley Mendip that still have a curve to them such as clay tiles so it depends on budget really clay is better but more expensive and tends to be a nightmare if it were to ever leak and concrete is a cheaper easier to fix alternative"

    Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    T.e.f roofing

    "Yes they are durable but concrete tiles will last a bit longer but clay look better"

    Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Allday & Son building and landscaping contractors

    "Clay tiles are very durable but concrete tiles are normally less expensive and much more readily available to buy.
    I hope that helps"

    Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    1 Sussex building

    "Clean roof tiles are very good they are much better than the old tiles has diesel stuck on with glue with ridges everything"

    Answered on 14th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    S W Builders

    "Hello Harry

    Are you referring to old traditional clay tiles or modern new clay tiles?

    Traditional clay tiles like double roman or clay rely on an excellent membrane being present and quite troublesome when strong winds are present, with water finding their way In.

    You also need to take into account the roof pitch, a good degree is needed for installation on traditional clay tiles.

    Kindest regards, Dane, S W Builders"

    Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Secure roofing and building

    "Clay, in roofing terms, is a better material compared to others such as concrete, and it offers a better build quality overall as it's stronger and more durable. These factors give clay roof tiles a longer lifespan."

    Answered on 13th Jan 2022 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Via Project 1 Ltd t/a one 9 scaffolding & Roofing

    "Alternative tiles are concrete or reconstituted/composite types."

    Answered on 16th Jan 2022 - Member since Sep 2021 - report

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