Which Roof Tiles Last the Longest?

Longevity is something we look for in almost everything we buy. Whether we’re talking about a set of steak knives or a new car, we want our stuff to be reliable and last us a long time. So, when it comes to roofing, which roof tiles are going to have the longest lifespan? You’d be surprised at just how long your roof tiles can last with proper maintenance. In this post, we’ll talk about which roof tiles are going to be your best bet for longevity and who to consult to have them installed.

Concrete tiles

You’ll find concrete roof tiles used all around the world, known for their moderate pricing and long lifespan. Concrete is a strong and durable material but it’s also affordable and accessible, leading many home builders to choose concrete as their roof tile material. Concrete roof tiles are also energy efficient due to their density, helping to keep the temperature consistent in your home. Concrete tiles last a long time with proper maintenance – usually over 50 years, and even up to 100 years if they’re of good quality.

Terracotta tiles

Terracotta roof tiles are also a popular choice of tile around the world. They’re strong, durable and they simply look fantastic. The heavy weight of terracotta means that they’re less likely to give way to strong winds and they’re also suitable for coastal environments. The conditions of your environment will impact the lifespan of your terracotta tiles. The Aussie climate can be pretty harsh, but clay tiles still last well over 50 years here. They can even last up to 100 years with the right maintenance.

Slate tiles

Slate tiles are the longest lasting tile on the market. Slate has always been a sought-after material for roofing due to its durability and its fantastic look on your home. It’s a natural stone, so slate is much more resistant to deterioration and the extreme Aussie climate. Its durability also means that it will require little maintenance in the long run. Slate roof tiles can last 100 years or more – making them a worthwhile investment if you’re certain that your current home will be your ‘forever home’.

The takeaway:

So, which one do you pick? Do you choose a medium long-lasting tile like concrete and save money on upfront costs? Or do you go with the crème de la crème of tiles and choose slate? If you need help with your decision, contact the team at Royce Roofing.

Royce Roofing are one of Melbourne’s finest roofing companies, specialising in installation, restoration and anything else to do with roofs. They’re here to guide you through your roof tile choice and install your tiles to the highest standards. Contact the friendly team at Royce Roofing for an affordably priced quote today.