Roofing tiles were first introduced to the world back in early Roman and Greek times, made traditionally from clay, the original tiles were also very heavy and are thought to have weighed around 30 kg each. Although more expensive and labour-intensive that the most commonly used thatched roofs in those times, their fire retardant and non-permeable qualities were favourable for use on important temples and buildings.
However, tiles have changed a little since then, with many more options for you to choose to tile your roof including stone, plastic, clay, concrete and rubber.
Our Rubber Roof Tiles
Our non-slip rubber tiles are made from 100% recycled rubber and are available in 3 colours: Black, Red and Green. As well as being used on flat roods, our tiles can be used for so many applications including but not limited to balconies, terraces and even patios. Along with their Interlocking design, our tiles can be secured to the floor by using rubber adhesive to stick them to a waterproof substrate.
Advantages & Disadvantages
There are a large number of advantages that our roof tiles carry which will be present and applicable to almost every project they are involved in:
• Each tile is weather and UV resistant
• You gain the dual benefit of insulating and heat reflecting properties,
• The tiles are made from 100% recycled items and are recyclable at the end of their lives,
• As they are rubber, the tiles are anti-slip,
• Increased noise reduction thanks to the tiles thickness,
• There will be no chance of freeze thaw which can occur to harder materials,
• Should it fall from a roof, it can withstand the shock of a fall from height and will prevent damage to the surface below.
• Although the tiles are not permeable, channels are created between the installed tiles which allows for water run off which means there will be no standing water on top of the tile. By using a waterproof substrate below, this means there will be no leaking and water damage to the below roof,
• Our rubber tiles will also move with the existing structure as it settles which will prevent cracks and leaks that can sometimes form with other roofing materials,
• Finally, concrete and harder materials are typically more expensive to create and buy compared to rubber roof tiles and require small pedestals under them to allow for sufficient drainage,
• An added structure is not required beneath like with harder materials to encourage water drainage.
Despite the fantastic advantages mentioned, there are of course some disadvantages as with all products:
• The tiles will give you less of a natural roofed look compared to using slate or asphalt tiles.
• Our Rubber Tiles ARE NOT suitable for slanted roofs!
• Although lighter than some materials, they are still heavy and some people may struggle to install them alone.
Although most options for roof tiles will give you a quality and durable finish which requires minimal maintenance, our rubber roof tiles will more than likely give you far more value for money than other options thanks to the many more benefits covered earlier in this blog.
Along with the very few disadvantages, our tiles are a worthwhile investment. If you have any more questions or would like more information on our roof tiles then review our rubber roof tiles category or get in touch via the contact us page.