Traditionally made from locally available materials (terracotta or slate), modern
materials (concrete and plastic) are more commonly used because of the cost factor.
|Well maintained slate roof|
Usually in parallel rows and with upper rows overlapping the lower allowing runoff.
A secondary reason is to cover the nails that hold the lower row.
Where pitches meet one finds roof tiles of special profiles and calls ridge, hip and valley tiles.
These can either be fixed in place with cement mortar or mechanically.
frame buildings. They are hung to laths (a finishing mainly interior dividing walls and ceilings)
which are nailed to wall timbers. Tiles are then nailed to it via the same overlapping process.
Specially moulded tiles sometimes having a decorative pattern, will cover corners and jambs
(side posts or surfaces of a doorway).
is now less common because of the cost involved.
and connected, generates electricity to power the property.
Roof tiles come in many shapes and sizes and made from different materials.
Attached to the roof, it not only has a protective function but also adds to the aesthetic value.
Not being a cheap or easy material to work with makes it costly to install and maintain and is
more often used in an upmarket property. However if properly looked after it will serve you
well for years and is nice to observe.