Roofs around the world vary greatly in style, and this means that many different types of roofing tiles are required. But whatever vision architects, roofers and home-owners have for their roofing project, Amerus Roofing has the right tile for the job.
Amerus Roofing supplies concrete and clay tiles in a wide variety of shapes, surface finishes and colours. Our superior-quality tiles are available with dirt-repellent, heat-reflective and algae-resistant coatings, and offer outstanding aesthetics. They come in single or multiple colours, and can be smooth or textured, with matt or gloss surfaces. And they are available in a wide range of sizes to meet customers´ requirements – our big tiles are ideal for industrial-scale modern buildings, while our smaller tiles are perfect for renovation as well as restoration projects and stylish new-build houses.
At Amerus Roofing, we also aim to do our bit for the environment: our product development team is always working to create energy-efficient, sustainable products, such as the innovative Auranox concrete tile, which breaks down nitric oxide molecules that pollute the air, thereby improving air quality.
People have been mining clay and firing it into tiles to roof their houses for centuries. In fact, there is evidence of clay being used for construction as far back as 13,000 B.C.
Our traditional-looking clay tiles have beautiful natural textures, and add a touch of warmth and handcrafted appeal to any roof. Available in an extremely wide variety of shapes, surfaces and colours, our clay tiles also serve a decorative purpose.
Concrete tiles are made from sand, water, cement and pigments, and are not fired like clay tiles, but cured at temperatures of approximately 60 degrees Celsius. The curing process makes them sturdy enough to be transported and laid within a few days of manufacture, and they get stronger over time. Some of the very first concrete tiles, produced back in 1844 at a cement factory in Staudach, Germany, are still on roofs today.
The energy-efficient production process and long product life cycle mean that concrete tiles have a comparatively low environmental footprint. Concrete is excellent in terms of its embodied carbon, embodied energy and numerous other environmental performance indicators. As a result, concrete tiles represent a roofing solution which is highly functional, ecologically sound, and also excellent value for money.
Many different types and combinations of securement methods are used for the various types of roof tile. To select a method of securement, many conditions need to be considered: wind, deck type, seismic considerations, slope, building codes, local practices and manufacturer recommendations. Fasteners should be made of noncorrosive materials that will remain serviceable in the intended environment for the roof's design life.
ENERGY STAR qualified roof coating products reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce energy bills by up to 50%. The Cool Roof Program defines certain standards for reflectivity, and maintenance of reflectivity in roof coating systems. These light colored roof coatings reflect the suns heat and UV rays and often lower the temperature of the roof by up to 100 degrees.