While the life expectancy of a tiled roof can depend on a number of factors ranging from weather conditions to the make of tile, when it comes to fitting a new roof, it is understandable that you want to know how long a tiled roof will last.

Typically, a tiled roof can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years. This is not a guarantee and is not part of the warranty for a new roof but is the average life expectancy of the tiles from the various manufacturers who make roofing tiles.

Roof tiles are a natural material that has been fired for added strength and as such, are a great solution for new roofs fitted across so many of the homes in and around Glasgow.

What can reduce the life expectancy of roofing tiles?

There are a number of factors that can affect a roofing tiles life expectancy ranging from how they were fitted to the weather cycles that your home experiences. In Scotland, the heavy rain, freezing conditions, hot summer days and high winds when storms hit can all cause deteriorating issues that affect the life expectancy of your new roof tiles. The main factors that we have found over the years as a Glasgow roofer include:

How can I prolong the life of a tiled roof?

There are a number of ways that you can prolong the life expectancy of your tiled roof. The main thing is roofing maintenance. Maintaining your roof should be looked at in the same way as car servicing. Every year you should be considering having your roof checked over for any developing issues. Vegetation growth such as moss can build up and allow moisture into the gaps of your roof. Freezing conditions can then cause these gaps and cracks to go. Maintaining your roof and having your gutters cleaned every year can help to prolong the roof.

For maintenance of roof tiles, they can crack and it is essential to regularly fix any cracked or broken ones as well as remove and prevent the build up of moss on the roof to ensure it works properly.

What are roof tiles made from?

Roof tiles are manufactured using clay or concrete fired in a kiln. Because they are man made, they are wider than natural slate and come in a vast range of styles and colours. That means that if you have a specific shade of tile in mind, you can most likely get it with roof tiles.

The manufacturing process for making roof tiles means that they are hard wearing and durable with a lifespan ranging from 50 to 100 years depending on whether you go for concrete or clay tiles.

If you have a complicated roofing shape then the man made shapes, styles and decorative features of roof tiles may fit your property more easily.

When it comes to fitting the new roof, roof tiles are a lot quicker to fit onto a new roof. The process of fitting a new roof is far more straightforward and can be laid at a much lower pitch than slate tiles – ideal for single storey extensions.

Find out more

If you would like to know more about roof tiled and slate roofing options, please contact us today.

We are a reliable, reputable and professional Glasgow Roofer, Building Repair, Rope Access and Historic Building Restoration Contractor. With over three decades of roofing experience to draw upon in both industrial and domestic projects, our mix of expertise and experience has seen us become one of the top rated difficult access building restoration and roofers in Glasgow.

We utilise the latest in equipment including aerial drones for roof surveys and inspections to ‘at height’ specialist rope access equipment so that we can access and repair all areas of a building, regardless of how difficult they are to access.

After more than thirty five years of roofing and building maintenance across Glasgow, we have become the go to contractor for our customers in both domestic and industrial sectors.

Call us today on 0141 944 6100 or email sales@balmore-ltd.co.uk