CONCRETE ROOF TILES VS OTHER TILES/SHEETS
CONCRETE ROOF TILES VS CLAY ROOF TILES
Both concrete and clay roof tiles have a long life span, are beautiful to look at and come in many shapes and dimensions. However, unlike concrete roof tiles, production of quality clay roof tiles is both very energy-consuming and complicated, and also requires extremely high initial investment. More poor quality clay tiles are produced worldwide than good ones – these delaminate very easily and will crack in wet and cold conditions, causing extensive damage to buildings.
CONCRETE ROOF TILES VS ASBESTOS FIBRE CEMENT
Sure, the life span of asbestos fibre cement is as long as concrete roof tiles, but at the expense of possible major health implications, which is why new asbestos plants are banned in most parts of the world.
CONCRETE ROOF TILES VS STEEL ROOF SHEETS
Unlike concrete roof tiles, steel roof sheets are very vulnerable to changes in the weather. They are easily damaged in strong winds. In rainy conditions steel roof sheets both transfer sound and cause condensation to build up, which can cause mould and lead to corrosion of roof trusses or the sheets themselves. Concrete roof tiles provide good insulation, which is not the case with steel.