Tapco Roof Tiles
Tapco is a leading manufacturer of synthetic slate-effect roof tiles based in the North-East of England. Tapco roof tiles are moulded on natural slates, and add an elegant, premium aesthetic to any property or structure, whether that’s a conservato...
Tapco is a leading manufacturer of synthetic slate-effect roof tiles based in the North-East of England. Tapco roof tiles are moulded on natural slates, and add an elegant, premium aesthetic to any property or structure, whether that’s a conservatory, residential property, or even a listed building.
Their authentic design is almost indistinguishable from real slate, featuring a randomly textured face and refined edges. Tapco tiles are available to buy in a selection of tasteful colours and blends and are suitable for pitches as low as 14.5°.
Benefits of Tapco Tiles
Tapco roof tiles are renowned for their superb longevity, with a 40-year guarantee. Tapco’s unique formulation and manufacturing process uses recyclable virgin Dolomite limestone and polypropylene to craft a truly durable, high-performance roof tile.
Tapco tiles are temperature resistant, and will not crack, break, curl, lift, or delaminate, and they’re water impermeable. What’s more, “Stay-True” technology combats the negative effects of exposure to UV light, preventing any fading from happening throughout their lifetime.
Tapco tiles are designed to be easy to install, even for homeowners. At just 0.65kg per tile, these tiles are easy to work with on-site, and come packaged in handy bundles of 25. Tapco roof and ridge tiles can be fixed mechanically with a hammer and nails or a nail gun, perfect for DIYers.
These tiles also come with pre-marked nailing, exposure guides, and spacers, eliminating guesswork and speeding up installation. They’re also designed to be easy to cut, whether with a fine-tooth hand saw or utility blade. So, whether your roof is small or large, choosing Tapco tiles means installation will be fast, easy, and involve minimal wastage.
Meeting and Exceeding Industry Standards
No other synthetic slate roof tile has passed the same rigorous battery of standards and testing that Tapco has. Tapco roof tiles are LABC & LABSS registered, and either meet or exceed BBA, ETA, and CE standards, including fire rating, wind, driven snow & rain, and water absorption.
What’s more, after extensive BRE testing in wind-driven rain, Tapco tiles were found to perform better than all equivalent materials, and at a lower roof pitch. They are also AA fire rated according to BS EN 476 Part 3 when installed on a boarded roof.
Where Can Tapco Roof Tiles Be Used?
Tapco tiles are suitable for a wide range of structures, thanks to their lightweight (12kg per square metre) and low minimum pitch.
- Residential buildings
- Conservatories and extensions
- Garden outbuildings such as sheds
- Modular buildings
- Listed buildings
- New builds, self-builds, and renovations
Still Have Questions About Tapco Tiles?
If you’ve got any more questions about our Tapco tiles range, get in touch with our award-winning customer service team. With over 40 years of experience in all things DIY and roofing, they’re sure to help get your project underway ASAP. Call them on 01295 565 565, email [email protected], or use our handy online live chat below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Are Tapco Roof Tiles Made From?
Tapco roof tiles are crafted from a combination of recycled limestone and polypropylene. This provides you with an incredibly lightweight slate alternative, weighing only 0.7kg per tile. It also virtually eliminates the chance of this roof tile cracking or chipping, helping to reduce ongoing maintenance cost.
How Much Do These Roof Tiles Weigh?
Tapco roof tiles weigh approximately 14kg per square meter, although this is dependent upon your pitch. These are therefore considerably lighter than traditional slate tiles, which can weigh as much as 32kg per square meter. This reduces the strain placed on your structure and allows you to use these plastic roof tiles on a greater number of projects.
What is the Life Expectancy of Tapco Roof Tiles?
These roof tiles provide a life expectancy of over 40 years. Tapco are so confident in the longevity and durable of their roof tiles that they also provide a 40 year BBA guarantee. Whilst traditional slate tiles offer a similar life expectancy, they often experience cracks and chips. Tapco tiles will not experience such damage due to their unique formula.
Will These Roof Tiles Fade?
Tapco roof tiles utilise state of the art “Stay-True” technology. This provides incredible UV stabilisation and therefore prevents them from fading. So your new tapco roof tiles will retain the gorgeous appearance of natural slates throughout their lifespan.
What is the Minimum Pitch for Tapco Roof Tiles?
These roof tiles can be used on pitches between 14.5 degrees and 90 degrees. The number of tiles required per square meter can vary, with an increased overlap being required on low pitched roofs.