Low Pitch Roof Tiles
Low pitch roof tiles are purposely crafted for roofs with pitches as low as 10°. A shallow roof pitch doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on style or quality. These tiles are manufactured from lightweight yet tough materials such as metal and...
Low pitch roof tiles are purposely crafted for roofs with pitches as low as 10°. A shallow roof pitch doesn’t mean that you have to compromise on style or quality. These tiles are manufactured from lightweight yet tough materials such as metal and plastic. Our low pitch roof tiles are also available in a wide variety of styles, including the very popular slate effect and granulated finishes.
We’ve partnered with top manufacturers of low pitch roof tiles such as Britmet and Tapco. Each are recognised for their quality craftmanship and superb product selection. Along with all accompanying flashings, fixings, and accessories, you’ll be able to get started on your project straight away for a clean, modern finish to your roof.
Have Any More Questions About Low Pitch Roof Tiles?
If you’ve got more questions about our range of low pitch roof tiles or anything else, speak to our award-winning customer service team. You can use the online chat on our website or phone on 01295 565 565. With 40 years’ experience in all things DIY and roofing, they’ll help you get your project underway.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the 'Pitch'?
'Pitch' refers to the steepness of your roof between the eaves and apex (the top and the bottom.) This is commonly displayed as an angle, such as 10°, and will impact which roof tiles you can use and how you are required to fit them.
Why Does Roof Pitch Impact Which Tiles I Can Use?
Because of how shallow they are, low pitched roofs cannot shed water easily. This increases the likelihood of capillary action, where water finds its way into your roof space through the narrow gaps between tiles. That’s why we stock our innovative range of tiles for low pitched roofs, as they’ve been rigorously tested and proven to withstand the unique requirements of a shallow pitch. Bear in mind that you may need to fit these tiles differently, such as increasing the headlap.
What is Considered a 'Low Pitch'?
The majority of homes in Britain will have a roof with a pitch between 18° and 26°. Roofs with a pitch of 14° or lower are considered “low pitch”. If your roof’s angle is below 9°, you won’t be able to use roof tiles and will instead need to use a low pitch roofing sheet.
Why Are Low Pitch Roof Tiles Either Metal or Plastic?
Heavier roof tiles such as those made from slate or concrete generally require a pitch of 25° or more. Steeper roofs are also stronger structurally. Therefore, only lightweight materials such as metal and plastic are suitable for low pitched roofing projects. Thankfully, these products don’t sacrifice aesthetics, strength or longevity, often lasting well over 40 years.