Concrete Tile

Concrete Tile is now a roofing material. Shingles, simulated wood shakes, lighter-weight tiles and concrete panels are being manufactured from a variety of fiber-reinforced cement products. Some are coated with plastics, enamels, or thin metals, and some contain recycled material. Although the products themselves are not yet recyclable, they are a good choice for durability and resource efficiency.

Advantages:

  • generally have a long lifespan
  • require low maintenance
  • offer good fire protection
  • resistance to rot and insects
  • can mimic the appearance of wood shakes and other materials
    • while mitigating the structural problems caused by weight

Disadvantages:

  • more expensive than some roofing materials
  • early types had problems with material curling, breaking and color fastness
  • sometimes limited color and style choices

 

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