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What reduces the life expectancy of roof tiles?

Date : 20 December, 2020

The following are some of the most common factors which reduce a roof tiling's life expectancy:

  • Roof colour
    The darker the colour, the more it can absorb heat. This, in turn, shortens the tile's lifespan of the tile.
  • Roof slope angle
    The roof's angle will test the durability of tiling. Higher pitch roofs tend to last a lot longer.
  • Careless walking/working on the roof
    Tiles are easily broken and cracked if not stepped on with care.
  • Poor installation
    The incorrect installation of tiling can lead to repairs and replacements sooner rather than later. Sometimes it can be the manufacturer's fault, but on most occasions, the contractor's. Ensuring you secure the services of a reputable company will help to avoid this problem.
  • Loft ventilation
    The lack of ventilation or no ventilation in your loft space can affect roof tiles' lifespan.
  • A hostile environment
    A well-installed tiled roof will be able to withstand the 'average' amount of wind, sun, rain, snow and hail throughout the course of the year. Harsh winters and summers, along with large temperature swings in short periods, will test roof tiles' durability.

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