What are light roofing materials?

Your roof is designed to keep you warm and sheltered from the elements for years to come, so it should be important to you that your roof is the best it can be. This is where light roofing materials come in.

Explaining light roofing materials

Tapco Tiled Conservatory RoofAs you might have guessed, light roofing materials are materials that weigh less than the average roofing materials, more specifically, they weigh under 20kg per square metre. This makes them the perfect option for those who are looking for a roof to cover conservatories or lightweight structures, but of course, they can be fitted for any kind of structure.

Anything that weighs more than 20kg per square metre is considered a heavyweight roofing material, which is typically a more common kind of roofing material.

Lightweight roofing materials include wooden tiles, felt tiles, metal cladding, and metal roof tiles. They excel at avoiding strain on structures that might otherwise experience irreparable damage to things like the foundation.

The advantages of ExtraLight tiles

At Spectra, we offer the new ExtraLight roofing tiles, designed by SupaLite. ExtraLight roof tiling is a new high performance and lightweight option that comes with a whole host of advantages. They’re 7 times lighter than traditional roofing materials, which means they’re easier to handle and therefore take less time to install.

Their lightweight properties also make them safer to use than their heavyweight counterparts and it means there are less CO2 emissions when the tiles are transported.

Conservatory with tiled roofThanks to their design and material, they’re also able to withstand the harshest weather conditions and require virtually no maintenance. Any ExtraLight roofing product is fabricated from Zincalume® protected steel and a textured finish provides additional protection by embedding natural stone granules in an acrylic base-coat. We’re so certain that they’ll last you a long time, they even come with a 40-year weatherproof guarantee.

Beyond the ease of use and impressive practicality, ExtraLight roofing tiles also boast aesthetics that make them one of the best-looking choices on the market. The natural stone finish perfectly encapsulates the look and charm of traditional roof tiles. You can get the tiles in 3 distinct colours, charcoal, ember, and walnut.

Spectra Conservatory Roofs

If you’re looking for a professionally manufactured conservatory roof to keep you safe and warm all year round, you won’t find a better place for it than Spectra. We offer a variety of roofing products, including lantern roofs, tiled roofs, and more. For more information, you can contact us or browse our website.