Choosing Roof Tiles for Your Home?

Sometimes a new roof is necessary because the old one is worn out and needs to be replaced. Other times you may want a new roof for its visual appeal on your home. Tiles are an excellent choice for function and aesthetics, but it can be challenging to find just what you need.

The Building Recyclers offer a wide range of reclaimed roofing materials. With so much variety, you’re sure to find just what you need. Here’s how to be sure you’ve chosen the right roof tiles in Sydney:

Type of Tile

We specialise in recycled building materials, which is a cost-effective and environmentally friendly option. With that in mind, we have a wide variety of roofing tiles to choose from.

  • Clay tiles are a popular choice, both because they are more lightweight than other options and because they look beautiful on your roof.
  • Concrete tiles are another option that is very resistant to severe weather and tend to last for a long time.

Knowing what type you want will make choosing much more straightforward. 

Tile Colour

Roof tiles are a fun way to add some colour to your home and complement the exterior of your house.

  • Clay tiles are often a terra cotta colour whereas concrete tiles tend to be grey, which is a neutral option that blends with many homes.
  • Concrete and clay tiles can also be painted to create a colour you want, though the sun may fade this kind of colour more quickly. 

Cost of the Tiles

Your budget will play a significant role in what kind of roof tiles you end up choosing. Most of the time, clay tiles are more expensive than concrete tiles. Upgrading to coloured tiles or those with a pattern or design will raise the price even more. The size of your roof will also factor into the final cost of the roof. The larger the roof, the more tiles you need and naturally, the higher the total bill will be. 

Weight of the Tiles

Something you need to consider is how much the tiles weigh. Concrete tiles are significantly higher than the weight of clay tiles. It’s harder for your house to support heavier tiles, so be sure you get some help to figure out which type is recommended for your home. We can help you determine how much of a load your house can handle. 

When you need roof tiles in Sydney and want to take advantage of reclaimed materials, call The Building Recyclers.