Plastic roof tiles are made from modern materials such as PVC or TPO, and are slowly being recognized as one of the best roofing materials available. This is mainly because plastic roof tiles crow a range of important features that are simply hard to come by with other roofing materials.
Plastic roof tiles are first and foremost highly durable, and when manufactured at large thicknesses, plastic tile roofing can be up to 200 times stronger than glass. This allows for a relatively long life span, which usually ranges from 30-35 years for residential buildings. Most plastic roof tiles that are made today contain UV and thermal stabilizers and pigments, so that they can withstand the elements for longer. UV stabilizers are able to reflect approximately 90% of UV and other harmful rays, which makes plastic roof tiles an excellent cooling device. This lowered absorption of heat explains how plastic tile roofing can reduce cooling costs in your home or office. And finally, plastic tile roofing is lightweight, making for easily installation. The only thing buyers should be wary of is that this light weight feature makes maintaining and repairing plastic roofing tiles very complicated, and even dangerous. For this reason, we highly recommend you hire a plastic roof tile professional to take care of these services. Our roofers are pre-screened and highly qualified to ensure that your plastic tile roofing receives ultimate care and treatment, to look beautiful and last longer.
Plastic roof tiles can be produced in a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, such that they can be easily adapted to almost any style of roofing or architecture. Some of the colors in which you can purchase plastic roof tiles include blue, brown, orange, red magenta, pink, and green.
In this DIY guide we'll go over all the basics of how to build a flat roof. From the materials to the actual installation, we'll provide an extensive step by step guide. We'll focus mainly on the EPDM flat roofing system.