Metal Roof Tiles
Metal roof tiles are rapidly growing in popularity across the UK. This is due to them offering the unrivaled aesthetic of concrete tiles and clay tiles without their excessive weight. Making them ideal for almost any structure, including those suppor...
Metal roof tiles are rapidly growing in popularity across the UK. This is due to them offering the unrivaled aesthetic of concrete tiles and clay tiles without their excessive weight. Making them ideal for almost any structure, including those supported by a steel or timber frame.
Roofing Megastore work with several trusted manufacturers to offer a range of lightweight and durable metal roof tiles. These include Britmet, who produce a variety of stunning profiles from their West Midland’s factory.
Continue below to discover the benefits of metal roofing as well as a selection of popular options. If you still have questions, please contact our team through the online live chat or by calling 01295 565 565 today.
Overview of Metal Tiles
As you would expect, these roof tiles feature a steel core. Whilst this offers incredible strength, steel is not naturally resistant to rust and other forms of corrosion. It is for this reason that metal roof tiles typically feature a variety of coatings.
In addition to offering protection from the weather, these coatings add character to your metal roof tiles. They also provide a choice of colours, with bramble brown and rustic terracotta being a few of the options available.
As well as being up to seven times lighter than concrete and clay tiles, metal roof tiles are up to 10 times faster to fit. This is due to their large size and interlocking design, which speeds up the entire process and eliminates the need for specialist tools.
Once fitted onto your roof, you can expect your metal roof tiles to offer a lifespan in excess of 40 years. More importantly, you needn’t perform ongoing maintenance throughout this time.
Benefits of Metal Roofing
Whilst concrete and clay tiles are prone to cracking, metal roof tiles offer unwavering durability for decades. This reduces any wastage and minimises the ongoing maintenance costs, therefore providing superb value for money.
Weighing as little as 7kg per square meter, metal roofing is ideal for a variety of structures. This includes residential homes, commercial facilities, and garden buildings constructed from masonry, steel and timber.
Specially designed to mimic the appearance of traditional concrete and clay tiles, metal roof tiles are available in a selection of profiles. Each has been crafted to offer maximum kerb appeal and allow you to match adjacent buildings.
Due to its interlocking design, metal roofing can be fitted onto pitches as low as 10° whilst still remaining watertight. This makes it suitable for low pitched conservatories and garages where unattractive polycarbonate or fibre cement would usually be used.
Popular Metal Roof Tiles
Millions of plain tiles can be seen on homes throughout the UK. After all, their low profile and simple design is highly desirable. This metal roof tile offers a similar appearance without the downsides of concrete.
The Britmet Villatile features a wave-like profile that is far bolder than most other metal roof tiles. A superb alternative to clay, it is available in a range of colours such as moss green and rustic brown.
Natural slate is an elegant solution for properties of all ages. However, it is susceptible to cracks and chips during and after transportation. This metal roof tile imitates natural slates whilst being able to withstand almost any impact.
Have More Questions About Metal Roof Tiles?
Whatever your questions, our award-winning team is here to help! Simply use the online live chat or call 01295 565 565 to have your questions answered. We’ll help you choose the perfect metal roofing for your project and will ensure you have all the necessary ancillaries to complete your project.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Do Metal Roof Tiles Cost?
Metal roof tiles can cost between £15 and £30 per square meter. The price is usually determined by the size, thickness, and profile of the tile. Although, it may also vary between manufacturers and retailers.
When buying roofing materials, it is important to consider any wastage that may occur during transportation. This is as some materials (i.e. concrete) are more prone to being damaged than others (i.e. metal).
You should also consider the lifespan of the material and any guarantees provided. This is as most metal roof tiles are guaranteed for 40 years. Throughout which they should not crack, chip, or leak.
It is only by considering the square meter cost, potential wastage, and overall lifespan that you can choose your roofing material. We provide this information for most products to make it easy for our customers.
How Much Does Metal Roofing Weigh?
Metal roofing can weigh as little as 7kg per square meter. This is considerably less than concrete or clay tiles, which can weigh as much as 40kg per square meter. Making them ideal for buildings with little structural support.
As well as residential homes and commercial facilities, metal roof tiles can be used on conservatories, extensions, and outbuildings. These tiles can also be used for cladding the exterior of a building.
How Many Metal Roof Tiles Will I Need?
Metal roof tiles offer considerably more coverage than most other tiles or slates. This is due to them being produced in panels at up to 1.2m in length whilst still having a broken bond appearance.
Because of this, you'll need as few as 3 tiles per square meter. This is far less than concrete or clay tiles, where you may require up to 60 tiles per square meter. The exact number required is influenced by the individual tile and pitch of your roof.
How Do You Install Metal Roofing?
Metal roofing is easy to fit due to it being incredibly lightweight and offering superb coverage. The interlocking design of most tiles also makes laying them a breeze and requires no specialist tools.
Most metal roof tiles must be fitted onto a battened roof with a breather membrane installed beneath. The tiles are typically overlapped to achieve a watertight seal that is able to withstand strong winds.
When installing metal roof tiles, you should follow the processes outlined by the manufacturer. Whilst the majority of our materials are supplied with an installation guide, you'll also find them located on individual product pages.