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Lightweight Roof Tiles

Lightweight roof tiles are a fantastic option for homeowners looking to tackle a project themselves. These lightweight tiles can be used on virtually any building type, from homes to conservatories or...

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Common Questions

We know that buying roofing materials online can be daunting, which is why we’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions we receive below.

Why Do I Need Lightweight Roof Tiles?

Traditional concrete and slate tiles can weigh as much as 75kg per square meter. Although robust structures can withstand such weight, some timber frames are better suiter for lighter alternatives. This is where lightweight roof tiles are so effective.

Lightweight roof tiles are instead manufactured using metal and plastic materials and weight significantly less at just 10 – 15kg per square meter. This not only allows compatibility on a wider range of buildings, but also makes for far quicker, easier and more cost-effective installation.

With smart modern technology, designers are able to mimic the stylish colours and finishes of natural materials without the impractical weight that they carry.

What is the Life Expectancy of These Roof Tiles?

Lightweight roof tiles are designed to withstand many years of harsh weathering and impact. They utilise innovative techniques, materials and coatings to provide a life expectancy of up to 40+ years in most circumstances. You will even find that most manufacturers are so confident in the longevity of their tiles that they also provide a full manufacturers guarantee for the 40 year lifespan.

Which Lightweight Roof Tile is Best - Metal or Plastic?

Although similar in weight and longevity, metal and plastic lightweight roof tiles do boast a slight few differences that may be the decider on which you choose for your property. Plastic tiles often create a natural slate look whilst metal is available in more extensive range of profiles and finishes. It really depends the look you are going for as to which will be better for you.

In terms of affordability, both are cost-effective, however metal lightweight tiles are often cheaper than the plastic alternative and may be slightly quicker to install due to their larger sizing.

Do I Need a Membrane with These Roof Tiles?

A breathable membrane is often required when fitting both metal and plastic roof tiles. The membrane will aid ventilation, minimise condensation and prevent moisture damage. We do advise that you always refer to the manufacturer’s installation guide to determine which type of membrane will be required for your roof tiles.

What are the Lightest Roof Tiles?

Here at Roofing Megastore, we stock a wide selection of Lightweight Roof Tiles in varying weights and sizes.

If you in search of the lightest within the range, the Britmet - LiteSlate - Lightweight Synthetic Tile may be just what you are looking for. Weighing in at just 15.4kg per square meter, the LiteSlate Synthetic Tiles provide an incredibly lightweight alternative to traditional materials. They are very easy to install with no sorting, pre-drilling or clipping required so are perfect for the DIYer. Better yet, with a life expectancy of 40 years, the Britmet Liteslates will keep your roof structure protected and weatherproof for years to come.

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Tapco Synthetic Slate Tile - Pewter Grey (25 Pack)

Tapco Synthetic Slate Tile - Pewter Grey (25 Pack)

5-10 Days

Multiple Colours

£49.49

price per item inc vat

£39.59

per m²

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Britmet - LiteSlate - Lightweight Synthetic Tile - Slate (Pack of 22)

Britmet - LiteSlate - Lightweight Synthetic Tile - Slate (Pack of 22)

5-10 Days

Multiple Colours

£43.44

price per item inc vat

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Guardian Synthetic Slate Roof Tile - Slate Grey (Pack of 22)

Guardian Synthetic Slate Roof Tile - Slate Grey (Pack of 22)

2-4 Days

Multiple Colours

£57.96

price per item inc vat

£41.00

per m²

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Britmet - Lightweight Metal Roof Shingle - Titanium Grey

Britmet - Lightweight Metal Roof Shingle - Titanium Grey

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£6.97

price per item inc vat

£24.55

per m²

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Britmet - Lightweight Metal Roof Shingle - Rustic Terracotta

Britmet - Lightweight Metal Roof Shingle - Rustic Terracotta

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£6.97

price per item inc vat

£24.55

per m²

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Britmet - Lightweight Metal Roof Shingle - Bramble Brown

Britmet - Lightweight Metal Roof Shingle - Bramble Brown

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£6.97

price per item inc vat

£24.55

per m²

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Britmet - Ultratile - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Titanium Grey (0.45mm)

Britmet - Ultratile - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Titanium Grey (0.45mm)

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£8.62

price per item inc vat

£16.50

per m²

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Britmet - Plaintile - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Titanium Grey (0.45mm)

Britmet - Plaintile - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Titanium Grey (0.45mm)

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£5.11

price per item inc vat

£26.74

per m²

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Britmet - Villatile - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Rustic Terracotta (0.45mm)

Britmet - Villatile - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Rustic Terracotta (0.45mm)

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£8.78

price per item inc vat

£16.85

per m²

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Britmet - Slate 2000 - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Rustic Brown (0.45mm)

Britmet - Slate 2000 - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Rustic Brown (0.45mm)

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£8.62

price per item inc vat

£16.50

per m²

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Britmet - Slate 2000 Plus - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Titanium Grey (0.9mm)

Britmet - Slate 2000 Plus - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Titanium Grey (0.9mm)

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£15.44

price per item inc vat

£32.75

per m²

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Britmet - Profile 49 - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Rustic Brown (0.45mm)

Britmet - Profile 49 - Lightweight Metal Roof Tile - Rustic Brown (0.45mm)

2-5 Days

Multiple Colours

£9.11

price per item inc vat

£15.23

per m²

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