Clay roof tiles vs concrete roof tiles – Pros and cons

When it comes to choosing the best material for your roof, one of the most sought-after comparisons is about which tiles are better, whether they are clay or concrete. From Tejas Verea we are going to try to resolve that question, through its comparison.

As experts in the sale and installation of tiles, in Vera we have the necessary experience to answer this question so that you can make the best purchase possible.

Concrete or clay roof tiles?

To decide if concrete and clay tiles are better, we are going to assess the main advantages and disadvantages of each type. For this we will consider parameters such as its price, its resistance and durability, its energy efficiency, or its maintenance.

Pros and cons of concrete roof tiles

In terms of weather and climate, concrete tiles have the advantage that they can withstand really strong storms. This is because it is a very resistant material capable of withstanding winds of more than 200 kilometers per hour, snow, and hail.

Pros and cons of concrete roof tiles

However, one of the cons of concrete tiles related to the weather is that being so heavy, they excessively accumulate debris on the roof, such as snow, overloading the support of the house.

Maintenance is another of the great pros of concrete tiles. They are truly durable and weather resistant. They can last up to 50 years with almost no repair.

However, one of the big cons of concrete shingles is that this maintenance is very expensive. Although it may be done a few times, for example, repairing the excessive accumulation of moss and mold between the different pieces can be very expensive.

But, without a doubt, the big drawback of concrete tiles is their price. They are possibly the most expensive of all the options.

Pros and cons of clay roof tiles

Pros and cons of clay roof tiles

The main advantages of clay tiles are that they last long, are environmentally friendly and energy efficient, offer a wide variety of styles and attractive designs, and are low maintenance. This type of tiles can last up to 100 years and withstand very strong storms. Its shape allows ventilation and, when it is sunny, they are a very effective insulation that will allow you to save on heating.

On the contrary, the main drawbacks of clay tiles are their price, weight, and difficulty of installation. It does not sound very good, but being so sturdy, its price should be seen as a good investment. On the other hand, it is their weight that allows them to be so resistant. Its installation can be more durable, but when carried out by professionals, you should not worry so much.

Now you have more information in your possession. If you also want to compare ceramic tiles with metal tiles, here is our guide.

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