Find below the characteristics of the different tiles to choose the ones that correspond to your house.
Traditional tiles are terracotta, frost-resistant, rot-proof, and washable. The waterproofing is done by covering the tiles on top of each other. The maintenance of the tiles is necessary but it is possible to apply or have applied a waterproofing and fungicide treatment.
It is an imitation of slate roofs, and it is made of either concrete or terracotta. It exists in a flat or tortoiseshell version (slightly rounded end). It is a lightweight tile, which can only be used on slopes greater than 35 degrees, as it is perfectly suited to the flow of rainwater and snow. The waterproofing is done by overlapping the tiles on top of each other.
It is well suited to atypical roofs with turrets, curves, inversion, and different slopes. There are between 65 and 75 tiles per square meter of roof.
It is in the shape of a cone and laid out in the following way: a line of tiles laid out below and one above. They are blocked by the effect of sliding and weight. The canal tile is particularly used in sunny regions. It allows the rapid evacuation of water during violent storms.
They fit on low-slope roofs unlike flat tiles and are quite heavy. We speak of channel 40 or channel 50, the number indicating their length. There are 18 to 55 canal tiles per square meter.
The waterproofing of this type of tile is done by interlocking the tiles on top of each other. You can check the advantages and disadvantages of interlocking mechanical tiles on the web to have clarity about this particular type of tile.
With its simple installation and its beautiful colors, the Roman tile can be of the channel or double type. She looks like the first one while having an interlocking pose. It is distinguished by a less important curve. There are between 10 and 15 Roman tiles per square meter.