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Pros and Cons of Flat Roof Tiles versus Shaped Roof TilesJune 13, 2017

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There are more than a few types of roofing materials available today, however, for residential homes only the best should be considered, such as Boral flat and shaped roof tiles, that is because these are more versatile, stronger, and last longer than metal roofing. However, although Boral roof tiles are frost resistant, salt-safe, ideal for all locations, especially coastal areas, there are some pros and cons to consider that may help homeowners choose between the two, when it comes time for a new build or a re-roofing project.

Flat Roof Tiles versus Shaped Roof Tiles – Shared Pros and Cons

While there are pros and cons between using flat roof tiles and shaped roof tiles, it should be explained first that all Boral roofing tiles have shared benefits.

Shared Pros

Flexibility of design - Boral roofing tiles are used in a wide range of architectural styles. These are available in a range of colours to meet any specification and will enhance any roof design.

Effective against harsh climates – both flat and shaped Boral roof tiles are manufactured to withstand the elements and are salt-safe, frost resistant, fire resistant (non-combustible), and more durable than any other roofing material.

Low maintenance – no need worrying about corrosion, rust or the colour fading from Boral roof tiles, and, if repairs are needed, only individual tiles are replace, unlike metal roofing that requires large steel sheets to be replaced at a time.

Thermal insulation and energy efficiency – the thermal lag of these roof tiles will make a home more comfortable during the summer and winter, and are considered energy efficient because these naturally help to regulate a home’s temperature.

Long-lasting – you can expect 50 years of performance from both flat and shaped roof tiles manufactured by Boral.

Shared Cons

Roof pitch limitations – the profile (shape of the tile) to use is dependent on a roof’s pitch and the architectural design of the home. Concrete roof tiles are not recommended for use on roof pitches below 4:12, although alterations to a roof can be made to accommodate them.

Weight – concrete roof tiles are stronger and heavier than other roofing materials and may be too heavy for some types of homes.

While these are the major pros and cons of both flat roof tiles and shaped roof tiles, there is only one truly unique difference between the two types – style. The profile of each tile has its own aesthetic appearance and appeal, with flat roof tiles favouring a crisper look that better compliments modern styles of homes. While shaped roof tiles are commonly preferred for use on more traditional home designs.

With all things considered, the pros and cons of both flat roof tiles and shaped roof tiles are nearly the same, the only real difference between these are a homeowner’s personal choice of aesthetic appeal.

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