The great Aussie shed is a true mystery. You’ll find pretty much anything lying around in there. Tools you didn’t think you had? Yep. Pool toys, even though your place doesn’t have a pool? Tick. Seven bottles of the same weed killer which are all nearly empty? That too.

And another thing you’ve probably found in your shed is a heap of unused roof tiles. If you’re thinking of getting some professionals to replace some broken roof tiles, you might be inclined to use those and clear up a bit of space in your shed. Although roof tiles can last a long time, it may not be the best idea to use those tiles in your shed if you can’t remember or don’t know how long they’ve been sitting there.

Roof tiles can last a long time

Concrete roof tiles have a lifespan of between 30 and 50 years. Terracotta tiles can last upwards of 50 years and slate tiles can last about 100 years. But even though roof tiles are durable and the ones in your shed seem OK, it’s still safer to use a fresh set of tiles from a tile depot.

How long have they been sitting in your shed?

Firstly, you have to know how old they are. If you bought the house a few years ago and those dusty roof tiles had been sitting there, dormant, when you moved in, then it’s best to try and determine the age of those roof tiles. If indeed they’re forty years old (which is more common than you’d think) then there’s not much point using them on your roof; it’s likely that those tiles are brittle and will break upon installation on your roof.

Bring a tile into Royce Roofing

Sometimes, it’s possible to determine the age of tiles by identifying numbers, stamps and other markings on them. A team member at Royce Roofing will be able to assist you with identifying the tile in hopes of figuring out its age.

Being on the safe side

If you truly want to be on the safe side, then it’s best to choose new or used roof tiles from the extensive tile yard at Royce Roofing. With these tiles, you’re guaranteed that they’re of a high quality and will last for a long time on your roof. Royce Roofing have a tile yard of over 250 pallets of tiles.

Royce Roofing can help you choose exact replacements for your roof tiles and set about replacing them for you. As one of Melbourne’s specialist teams in roof repairs and restorations, their services in roofing are extensive. Give the friendly team a call today to find out more.