What are the different types of roof tiles?

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Roof tiles are classified according to their profiles.
There is a wide range of roof tiles, in different colours, sizes and shapes. Roof tiles can be classified according to their profiles :

  • Hollow tile :
    Tile with curved drainage part. This type of tile is suitable for roof pitches down to 25°.
  • Hollow interlocking tile :
    Tile with curved drainage part and a head interlocking . This type of tile gives an undulating effect to the roof and is suitable for low and high-pitched roofs. Minimum pitch (with underroof) between 22° and 25°, depending on the type of tile.
  • Slightly curved interlocking tile :
    Tile with flat interlockings and flat drainage part. The tile has a nosing, which gives a slightly undulating effect to the roof. This type of tile is suitable for low and high-pitched roofs. Minimum pitch between 20° and 25° (with underroof), depending on the type of tile.
  • Flat tile with interlockings :
    The drainage part has a central ridge, which creates a major mechanical resistance. The shape of the tile gives a slightly undulating effect to the roof. This type of tile is suitable for roof pitches down to 25° (with underroof).
  • Flat interlocking tile :
    Flat tile with interlockings and flat drainage part. These tiles make the roof look flat. This type of tile is suitable for roofs with a minimum pitch in between 24° and 35° (with underroof), depending on the type of tile.
  • Plain tile :
    Plain tiles are small flat tiles that are laid in broken bond. Because of the heavy overlapping, only 1/3 of each tile is visible. These tiles make the roof look flat. This type of tile is only suitable for roofs with a minimum pitch of 35° (with underroof).

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2 responses to “What are the different types of roof tiles?

  1. need to know more types dude!

  2. Hi

    I would just like to know the different types of materials for tiles
    like terracotta, ceramic etc ?

    thanks

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