What materials are used on our roofs?

Roofs need to be very strong. They have to take on the worst weather that Britain can throw at them. This is why roofs have to be made of some of the hardest materials that are available. They can become damaged and need to be repaired. This is where these Hereford Roofers can be of service.   A visit to the website at https://rrichardsandson.co.uk/roofing-services-near-me/flat-roofs-roofers/flat-roofs-roofers-hereford/ will give you an idea of the quality of their work.

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Here are some examples of the materials used on roofs.

  1. Wood. Only rot-resistant wood can be used. For the most part, this is Cedar.
  2. Clay. The advantage of kiln-dried clay tiles is that they are very hardy and tough. However, they can be brittle and break easily when they are being installed. They are also expensive to produce.

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  1. An excellent alternative to the Clay tile is to use concrete tile. These are just as hardy and much easier to produce. Another advantage is that they are much cheaper to make.
  2. Slate. Slate is a natural stone that can be cut and shaped with relatively little effort. It is one of the most widely used and traditional materials for roofs. It is also preferred due to its very decorative nature.
  3. Metal. As with wood rotting, the issue with metal is that it can rust. Metal tiles are heavily treated with protective paint and covering before being used.
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