A Guide to the Cost of Roof Tiles

Whether you are replacing a few tiles or working on the whole roof, you’ll want to know you are getting a good deal but, how can you? With tile prices varying dramatically across brand, material, and size finding the right tile for you can be a monumental task. That’s why here at Roofing Megastore we’ve made it a little easier. Below you will find a convenient list of prices for different kinds of roof tiles as well as the key benefits of each type, a direct price comparison and if that wasn’t enough, a few helpful tips for ordering.

Now, the first thing to keep in mind is that asking, ‘how much do roof tiles cost’ is a bit like asking how long a piece of string is. It will vary dramatically depending on the colour, the profile type and crucially what you need them to do. Whilst sometimes frustrating, these are all key factors that need to be considered when choosing your tile. With that in mind, let’s take a look at your options.

Roof Tile Types and Their Prices

Concrete Roof Tiles

Budget Level: Economy

Providing exceptional durability and longevity, concrete roof tiles are among the most popular and a great cost-effective choice. Created by mixing sand, cement and a colour pigment these tiles are produced in a variety of shapes and colours making them incredibly versatile. As an added benefit they also require little to no maintaince and, thanks to continued innovation, are typically easy to install.

Generally, concrete tiles are available to cover pitches ranging from 30° - 90°.

Tile

Approx. Price Per m²

Redland Renown Tile

£13.23

Sandtoft Lindum

£10.57

Marley Ludlow Plus

£7.40

Fibre Cement Slates

Budget Level: Economy

Easy to cut and score, fibre cement slates are a great alternative to slate as they possess a similar look and feel and are available in a range of finishes which can add great value to any property. Particularly useful for seafront buildings, fibre cement is resistant to the damage of salt and moisture and can maintain this protection over an expected 50 year life span with almost no maintenance required. Six times lighter than concrete, these tiles are also far easier to handle and install, making them a great choice for any project on a budget.

Tile

Approx. Price Per m²

Cembrit Jutland (Pallet of 1000)

£16.31

Metal Roof Tiles

Budget Level: Economy

Whilst most commonly seen in use on outbuildings and garages, metal roof tiles have been growing in popularity across the last two decades due to their robust and lightweight designs. Primarily made from aluminium, steel or copper a lot of brands have focused heavily on providing products that can match to more traditional options and thus have produced these in a range of styles such as pantile and double roman. Ideal for use on conservatories and extensions, metal tiles typically come as a sheet, reducing the installation time considerably and making it a job possible for veteran DIYers. The biggest caveat, however, is that these tiles are susceptible to corrosion and rust. Even aluminium, which boasts a stronger resistance, is prone to denting. When choosing metal, it is important to consider the time that may be needed to stay on top of the upkeep. Metal is suitable down to a pitch of 10°.

Tile

Approx. Price Per m²

Britmet – Slate 2000

£16.50

Clay Roof Tiles

Budget Level: Mid-Range

The traditional choice. Clay tiles, known for their appealing visuals are perfect for both new builds and existing properties. Though, this beauty does come at the cost of steady maintaince over the years as they are susceptible to cracking. That being said, like concrete they are similar easy to install and are available in a huge range of spectacular profiles including double roman, interlocking pantile and more. All in all, this makes clay tile suitable for everything from period projects to contemporary homes.

Clay tiles are suitable for pitches ranging from as low 17.5° to a maximum of 70°.

Tile

Approx. Price Per m²

Redland Rosemary Traditional Tile

£36.72

Sandtoft Country Pantile

£34.12

Marley Acme Plain Tiles

£27.95

Slate Roof Tiles

Budget Level: Luxury

Roofing slates set themselves apart with two key features. The first, is their unmatched durability. Slate is naturally resistant to fire, moisture and even extreme temperatures, in fact, if installed and maintained properly they can last 50 or even 100 hundred years. The second is that they are manufactured from 100% natural material. Not only does this provide a stylish look which can add tremendous value to a home, it also means that they can be recycled (or reused) if they outlast the roof they are fitted on. Like clay, slate tiles require some maintaince, but generally only biannual cleaning.

Whilst slate has a lot going for it, it should also be said that it is quite heavy in comparison to some of the alternatives and therefore is not suitable on small loadbearing roofs.

Tile

Approx. Price Per m²

Redland Cambrian Slate

£39.69

Matadale – Natural Spanish Slate

£27.60

Cembrit Glendyne

£57.95

Plastic Roof Tiles

Budget Level: Luxury

A near perfect pairing of slate’s beautiful aesthetics and metal’s lightweight construction, plastic is ideal for those looking for a great looking roof without the hassle of regular maintaince. However, this does not come without a price. These benefits, in combination with the inherently long lifespan of plastic, have made these tiles one of the more expensive options. That being said, with designs nearly indistinguishable from real slate and a typically quick and easy install, the end result is often worth the price, especially when you consider there are also some budget options out there to.

Most plastic tiles can be fitted on roofs with pitches as low as 12° with some brands, such as Envirotile even offering environmentally friendly options.

Tile

Approx. Price Per m²

Envirotile – Plastic Tile

£44.00

Tapco – Synthetic Slate Tile

£39.59

Lightweight Tiles – Smooth Budget Tile

£16.63

 

Getting the Best Price

Once you’ve decided on your tile, the next step in ensuring you get the best price possible. The first thing you’ll want to do is figure out how many tiles you need. This can be a difficult question, even for experienced roofers but with our convenient ‘Roof Tile Calculator' the process is simple. With just the area of your roof and its pitch, not only will you know the number of tiles you need, but also all the additional fixings for a complete, high performing roof.

To be sure you’re getting the best deal possible, you can browse our full range of roof tiles online and contact our award winning customer services team via our online chat or at 01295 565565.