New roofing material for home builders
Urbanisation and the expansion of the middle class have seen increased investments in real estate from all sectors of the Kenyan population. This has led to more and more companies bringing in different products to tap into the ever increasing demand and giving consumers a wide choice. Roofing tile material is crucial, in terms of offering protection, and a few years ago individuals who were building merely went for roofing material not bothering much about its aesthetic value.
Stone-coated steel roofing solutions are gaining popularity in the country offering a different option for those who are building. With different products available including Tactile by Tile & Carpet and Decra Roofing System, the tiles offer an alternative solution with different colours and durability.
This roofing material is mainly made from steel or other metals which are coated with stone chips. The manufacturing of these tiles started in the UK, after the Second World War.
Over the years, the initial method has been refined and modernised offering a more aesthetic and durable product to consumers. These roofing tiles are said to be noise-resistant, so you do not hear the rain pounding on the roof tiles as you would with a mabati roof.
They are more durable, fire and water proof. The technology makes them long-lasting with developers not having to worry about replacing or repairing roofing tiles every other year.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Business Daily Africa