The roof on your home or building is by far one of the most important aspects. Without a good quality roof, the entire structure is at risk, not to mention the costly contents. When it’s time for a new roof or a refurbishment, it’s important to make the right choices and plans. Whether you are reconditioning your own roof, or you run a construction and maintenance company, you have probably heard of concrete roof tiles being a sound investment. And we agree. Concrete roof tiles are the leading choice for roofing material, and not just because of their price. These roof tiles offer an excellent return on investment, and we’ll share with you why.
Concrete is certainly not a new roofing material to hit the market. In fact, it’s been an option for homes since the early 1800s. Some would say that this amount of time quite honestly proves that concrete tiles have stood the test of time. The tiles themselves are manufactured from a careful mix of cement, water and sand. Back then, they were made by hand, but in this day and age, these tiles are made on automated production lines, and are available in a wide selection of colours, textures and styles.
Concrete roof tiles are designed to be aesthetically elegant, as well as provide protection for the home. It’s a win-win for homeowners and construction companies. One of the biggest advantages of these tiles, as opposed to other types, is that when damaged, they can easily be replaced or repaired without having to remove or damage a huge section of the roof.
This particular roof tile also doesn’t discriminate. It looks great on office buildings, residential homes and any other type of structure.
In addition to having a plethora of options to choose from, concrete is also as tough as ever. Tough and good-looking is a great combination, and it’s something that leading roof tile manufacturers have perfected with concrete. Key elements when choosing between various available roofing materials are those of durability and safety. It’s important that the product you choose is able to meet with stringent safety and quality standards. At Marley Roofing, our tiles are SABS approved, and meet with the required building and industry standards. Not just so it looks good on our catalogue, but also because we take your safety seriously and believe in only offering our clients the best that the market has to offer.
Concrete tiles can certainly weather the storm. In fact, come rain, shine, hail or hurricanes, you will find that your new roof is ready to fight the good fight. This type of tile is designed to perform in a variety of environments, and we are confident in saying that it won’t let you down.
Upkeep and maintenance of roofing materials can be a drag, but this is where concrete shines. It’s a product that is virtually maintenance free. Under normal conditions, all you need to do is keep branches and trees clear of the roof, and ensure that it’s pressure cleaned annually. Further to that, there isn’t much to do to keep it clean and performing.
For those who want to reduce their carbon foot print, concrete roof tiles are the way to go. They’re naturally green and are made from recyclable materials. They also provide great insulation, which means that you can minimise your heating and cooling costs – another great thing for the environment and your pocket! Having a beautiful home or building doesn’t have to be at the expense of the environment, so with concrete, you can feel good about your selection.
The average concrete tile will last between 20 and 25 years! Not many roofing materials can match that. In fact, clay tiles can, but wood is expected to last 15 to 20 years, and shingle is expected to last 7 to 15 years. It’s really incomparable when it comes to ROI.
When it comes to finding the right roofing material, Marley Roofing is the place to go. We have branches located in Olifantsfontein, Bronkhorstspruit, Tongaat, Cape Town, Nelspruit, Polokwane, Botswana and Zambia. Simply visit an outlet in your area, or take the time to give us call or send us an email.