In some areas of the country, tile roofing is quite common. Its distinctive appearance can be seen sparsely in many regions, but in the Southwest, tile roofing is practically a part of the landscape, giving a unique and identifiable look to the area. Tile roofs are initially a lot more costly to install than asphalt shingle, metal, or wood shake roofs, but they also last much longer. Depending on the quality, a tile roof may last 50 to 70 years–or even more! When you compare that kind of longevity to the durability of some asphalt shingles (in some situations, only 10 or 15 years), it's easy to see how an investment in tile can pay off in the long run.
We have decided to purely focus on bringing value and service into the roofing industry that we would expect if our own house/office was being built. Bringing you the best in prefabricated timber roof trusses.
We are very excited about the new direction that we have taken. For 20 years we have offered roofing solutions under a different umbrella. Highveld Roofing (PTY) Ltd is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and offer services such as prefabricated roof trusses, roof tiles, roof sheeting, roof erection and roof inspection/certification. We are also in the process of providing safety files in the near future. We have decided to purely focus on bringing value and service into the roofing industry that we would expect if our own house/office was being built.
There is a massive gap in the industry with suppliers that just want to make a quick buck and run. We have learned time and time again that building a relationship with your customers and keeping your quality checks in place is the recipe for success in this industry.
Stephen is proud to lead a loyal and committed team and works alongside his team on a daily basis. Creating a culture that builds strong relationships between our clients, employees, suppliers and erectors is what we strive for.
Traditional clay tile roofs are very heavy, and sometimes require more structural reinforcement than other roofing materials. However, tile is now offered in new lightweight versions which can be used on most structures without additional reinforcement.
While many homeowners prefer the look of traditional Spanish and Mediterranean styles, tile roofing is also available in exact replications of shake, wood shingle, and slate. It can be found in a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from the well-known adobe red to colors that are reminiscent of moss green, driftwood grey, and ocean blue.
Aside from the obvious aesthetic appeal and incredibly long life expectancy of tile roofs, there are several other benefits of choosing this material over a less costly one. To start with, tile roofs perform better under harsh conditions than many other roofing materials. They resist damage caused by hurricanes, earthquakes, and other weather extremes better than most other options. Roof tile is also fireproof, and carries a class-A rating.
Tile roofing is a great insulator, which helps to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Accessories for tile roofs are widely assorted, including bird stops, cloaked attic vents, hip starters, apexes, and multiple other options. Tile also has the unique ability of being able to accent or complement the exterior color or finish of practically any home or building.
Even more attractive than its outward appearance is the fact that tile gives an air of quality to a structure that can be very appealing to prospective buyers. When combined with the range of styles and finishes, a tile roof not only adds to the beauty of a structure, it can also add to its resale value.
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