For some people, matching up replacement products is the bane of their existence. Think about your dad changing a light bulb. “Which size is this?!” “I can’t see how many watts it says!” “Why do they make the writing so damn SMALL?!”

While we can’t help your dad with anger management, we can give you a few great tips so that this same situation doesn’t occur when matching replacement roof tiles. It may seem complicated at first and if you don’t know what you’re doing, it’d be quite easy just to channel your old man’s rage and give up. But we promise it won’t be that difficult! Here are our top tips for matching replacement roof tiles.

Find out the material

It may seem obvious, but it’s surprisingly easy to overlook. If your roof tiles are made of terracotta, they should be the same clay colour on the back of it. If your tiles are concrete, they may be a clay colour on the front, but a grey concrete colour on the back. It’s a general rule to go by, but most of the time it’s accurate.

Are there any stamps on the back?

Narrowing down the manufacturer of the tile is a great way to match replacement roof tiles. Usually, the manufacturer of the tile will stamp their name in small print on the back. Popular brands include Boral, Clarke, Monier, Pioneer and a range of others. This will help you narrow down your replacement tile.

Find out the profile

We’re not talking about Facebook stalking here. The profile refers to the shape of the tile. Most tiles have a hump in the middle of the tile, with a flat stretch on either side of it. Measure the flat sections and write them down. Bring the measurements into a roof tile yard and compare them to other stock.

Find the best colour match

Tile colours aren’t always the same and they’re regularly updated. The best way to go about finding the closest colour match is to bring your tile into a tile yard and compare it to other tiles of the same manufacturer and profile.

Still stuck?

If none of these are helping, simply bring your tile to the experts at Royce Roofing, who will compare it to other tiles in their tile yard. This way you can guarantee that you’re buying the right replacement roof tile and won’t have to bring it back.

Royce Roofing are your local experts for replacement roof tiles. They have a huge tile yard of over 250 pallets of tiles, so there’s a pretty good chance they’ll have what you’re looking for. Featuring both new and second-hand tiles, look no further than Royce Roofing. Visit their Mulgrave tile yard and speak to the team today.