Tiled roofs. You don’t see them around as much as you used to, particularly in Brisbane and south-east Queensland. Why is that? It’s because metal roofs are having a moment.
Traditional houses made of tin and timber are currently in vogue in the new-build sector. We spend a lot of time up on the rooftops, so we’re always first to spot these trends. Tiles may have fallen out of fashion. For now.
Tin roofs haven’t always ruled the rooftops. In the 90s, tiled roofs were all the rage in the project home market. Everyone wanted that clay-tiled ‘Tuscan’ look.
So all those older houses with their clay and concrete tiled roofs haven’t disappeared. They’re still around and their roofs are perfectly intact and looking fantastic because tiles are such are durable roofing material – if they’re looked after properly, that is.
If your home has a well-kept tile roof, it will serve you well functionally and preserve the value of your property. Truly, it is an aesthetic to be treasured and a wonderful way to protect your home and loved ones from the elements.
Mark our words. Tiles will be back. Why? This ancient roofing material – among the oldest in the world apart from thatch – never falls out of favour for long. Tiles just have too many advantages.
Benefits of tiled roofs
- Endless aesthetic options
Roof tiles are available in huge variety colours and sizes to blend in with any architectural style.
- Low life-cycle cost
With a tiled roof, you’ll never have to do a full replacement – unlike with other materials. Think of it this way: your initial outlay is amortised over the roof’s life span, costing you less in the long run.
- Long life expectancy
A tiled roof is an investment in permanency. As long as your roof gets a little TLC from the experts every few years, it will last for as long as the structure it protects.
- Reduced energy bills
Tiled roofs are designed with natural air flow underneath, which can help keep your house cool in summer and warm in winter.
- Easy to maintain and repair
Tiles are a ‘one by one’ deal, which means if a single tile is damaged it can be replaced easily without affecting the structure as a whole.
- Superior protection from the elements
Well-maintained tiles mean your home is guarded against rotting, rust and wildlife access.
- Fire resistance
Due to their fire-resistant properties, tiles are a smart choice if you live in a bushy area.
What you can do to preserve your tiled roof
Proper maintenance is a necessity. It also pays good dividends. If you keep on top of it, maintenance will save you $$$ in the long run and add $xxx to the price of your home when you go to sell. Building inspectors and buyers love a good roof!
Hiring a professional roofing firm to inspect and maintain your roof will ensure you’re protected from the elements come storm season.
What NOT to do
Get up on a ladder and mess around with the roof if you don’t know what you’re doing. Not only is this downright dangerous, tiles are not designed to be walked on willy-nilly. Amateur roof restoration never ends well, trust us… All those DIY TV programs have a lot to answer for.
Let the experts inspect your roof every 10 years or so to conduct maintenance on the underlay and replace any damaged tiles.
Roof restoration done right
Be aware that roof restoration is a process. It involves more than just swapping broken tiles for new ones. A full tiled roof restoration involves:
- removing dirt and vegetation
- identifying damaged areas
- reinforcing foundations
- quality control checks
At Brisbane Home Roofing, our staff are experienced, qualified roofers and we only use premium products.
For your protection, we are also QBCC-licensed and hold public liability insurance to the tune of $20 million.
We live and breathe roofing and we back ourselves, which is why we offer an industry-leading warranty. If there’s anything you or your building inspector aren’t happy with, we’ll address it free of charge.
At Home Roofing Brisbane, there’s nothing we like better than restoring tiled roofs to their original glory.
Got a tiled roof at home? When was the last time you had it looked at? Get in touch with our team for a FREE assessment and quote. (07) 3355 2500 – firstname.lastname@example.org