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The Best of the Best in Roof Tiling

Author: Lorraine Brooks
by Lorraine Brooks
Posted: Mar 21, 2016
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Roof tiles remain on trend when it comes to improving the layout of your Melbourne home. Every home owner should be careful while picking the tiles for his house or extension. Tiles can be long lasting and elegant if chosen right. Sometimes the Aussie weather conditions can be quite unpredictable, that’s why every home should be perfectly maintained. A well performed,roof inspection can prevent water damage caused usually by storms and heavy rains. That way you can solve a problem on time. However, there are some tips and tricks that if you know, you can prolong the life of your roof tiles. There is way to add some style to your security as well.

Materials

People who live in the tropical areas of Australia are better off choosing a terracotta roof tiles as they don’t hole the heat as much as the concrete roof tiles. Whereas if you are a citizen of south Australia were it’s a lot colder you will be better will concrete roof tiles. At the end your choice of material will come down to personal preference in shape, colour, and finish. Have in mind that both terracotta and concrete are long lasting, but some customers prefer the natural beauty of terracotta.

Styles and Patterns

This is the best part. There are so many ways and ideas that you can apply, while tiling your roof that, one house won’t be enough! There are couple of really popular styles, that I will discuss, so next time when you’re about to do tiling of your roof, you can have them in mind.

  • Mission style- This style makes use of roof tiles that form an outward curve. These curved tiles fit on top of the other to form an almost wave-like pattern on top of the roof. Each tile is in the form of a C-shaped design that can either be a cover or a pan.
  • Spanish style- This one creates a similar look with that of the Mission style. The major difference between the two is the shape of each individual tile. The Spanish style uses "S" shapes rather than the half found in Mission style: the "C"
  • French Style- This one creates a more intricate appearing roof. This roof is made up of detailed tiles that lock with each other on the sides.

Roof repair

It’s more than clear, that nothing lasts forever, so roof repair work needs to be done to save your house from bigger problems (water leaks, pest infestations). Generally, missing tiles are the best sign that your roof needs a repair. If the tiles are so brittle that they are cracking under your feet you are most likely in need of a complete roof tile replacement. They are beyond restoring and at the end of their life. Also, a good sign that your roof is in need of repair is if the mortar beneath the capping tiles is falling away and cracked.

TIP: Make sure you have all the safety measures taken before any repairing work has started. Professional roof inspectors and specialist are fully aware of the all the risk of inspecting and repairing your roof, that’s why you should rely on them. However, if you decide to do this on your own, make sure you have someone with you to help with the work.

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Author: Lorraine Brooks

Lorraine Brooks

Australia

Member since: Mar 21, 2016
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