The use of a hardened clay tile for a roof covering dates back over four thousand years to Ancient Greece. In the twenty first century your choice of roof tile material is considerably larger; clay is still commonly used but concrete, plastic and composites are all readily available. For specialist installations glazed ceramic, wood or even integrated solar panels can be used.
The shape, or profile to give its technical term, of a tile is equally important; flat tiles are self-explanatory, Romans are convex at one end concave at the other, pantiles are an “S” shape. Interestingly one of the most common pantiles is the “double Roman” which, despite its name, originated in 19th century England and can still be seen on numerous Victorian buildings.
When considering the use of roofing tiles it is essential that the right material is used in the right location. Inappropriate material, especially when used in repair situations, can seriously affect not only the aesthetic appearance of your property but also its potential value!
With this in mind the use of a professional installer should be regarded as of paramount importance. Whether you are repairing or replacing an existing installation, or considering a new build, you can be assured that with the experience of over 150 years in the industry Pickles Roofing have the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the many choices you will have to make. A tiled roof installed by Pickles Brothers will be a cost effective, efficient and attractive addition to your property for many years to come.
How we can help…
Free survey/report and fixed price quotation
All work carried out by fully qualified, apprentice trained craftsmen
Repairs or re-roofing work all guaranteed
Maintenance free systems: UPVC guttering, fascia, soffits, aluminium guttering, rain waters etc
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