Used for millennia, terracotta tiles have proven themselves to the four corners of the planet. Heirs of ancestral know-how they combine aesthetics and solidity. Economical but also ecological (easy to recycle), they are a huge success and cover 60% of French roofs. As simple to install as maintain, tiles still have good days in front of them. To help you choose from the multitude of existing models, HandymanDuDimanche invites you this week to discover the panorama of the tiles.
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Resistant and durable, the tiles will accompany you for many years. Models over two thousand years old were recently discovered in excellent condition! Impotent and incombustible they face all the bad weather. Capable of adapting to all types of construction, tiles find their place in all environments. Timeless, the tile patina and improves with time to keep its noble and authentic appearance.
Ideal for steep slopes, flat tiles are traditionally found in the northern, central and eastern regions. Slightly curved, they hang on the frame with tenons or nails. It is generally used in single or double cover for architectural reasons or sealing. Available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes they allow a very neat finish.
The channel tiles
Suitable for low pitched roofs, thirty degrees maximum, channel tiles are particularly prevalent in the Midi and Provence. With its corridors designed to withstand heavy showers, they can be sealed, nailed or blocked. Note that they are relatively heavy with about ninety pounds per square meter and therefore require a substantial framework. Their installation, far from being obvious, displays high tariffs, which explains the decline of the channel tile market.
The mechanical tiles
Mechanical or interlocking, these tiles are compatible with roofs ranging from 15 to 70 degrees. So we find them everywhere in France. Lightweight, they weigh no more than thirty kilos per square meter, which facilitates their installation. With their system of grooves or grooves, simply fit them into each other. With many models, the mechanical tiles combine practical and aesthetic while remaining economical.
Before choosing your type of tile, HandymakerDuanche advises you to check that they are designed in a soil well adapted to the climate of your region and to ensure their longevity. By choosing guaranteed models over thirty years, or even for life, you will not regret your investment!