Roofing tiles in India: How much does a roof cost?
Eshas group of companies with almost 17 years of experience in construction and dealers of several types roofing tiles in India has encountered
most of the working times with this question “how much does a roof cost?”
For every person building their house is a dream project. Most of the person tries to focus on reducing cost of expense without
decreasing the quality of the materials used for building. The owner of the property tries his/her best to bargain on several factors
to cut the cost of his expense. For instance: he/she may bargain on cutting labour cost or else he/she may bargain on
cutting cost of materials used such as the cement cost, roofing material cost, electrical etc.
For most of the customers it is all about building the house with less expense. So, let us discuss about it.
Roofing tiles in India
If you are looking out to find a perfect answer to the above question, we could only suggest that there is no such simple, straightforward answer.
There is no accurate to satisfy your question. But we can give you a guess on the expense that can be incurred
on the basis of many variables in order to satisfy your curiosity.
So, let us discuss on the elements that is the main factor for why roof prices vary as well as several types of roofing tiles in India.
Let’s start with the one of the main factor. It’s the ‘size’.
Larger the area of the space to be covered with roof the larger will be the expense involved.
It’s common that larger project will take more time to complete and therefore the labour charge also increases simultaneously.
As well as the roofing must be covered from dust or rain until the work is completed.
So, it means more man power and also the material required will also be high.
Types of roofing tiles in India
India is country that is having all types of climates. Regardless of the place where you stay there are several types of roofing tiles in India.
All these tiles may differ in shapes, durability, size as well as where they have been installed.
All these above factor can affect in the how much the roof can cost.
Eshas experts can help you in guiding through the durability and other details of each roofing tiles available.
Popular types of roofing tiles in India
Slate roofing tiles
Slate roofing tiles is a metamorphic rock which is formed from sedimentary rock of volcanic ash and clay.
The composition of minerals in slate will define the colour and hardness of the tiles. Laying slate roof tiles is an art.
It takes much more time compared to that of normal roofing as you have to grade the slates first and placed differently to roof tiles.
The cost of a slate specialist is comparatively higher than a roof tile installer.
In a roof, an older roof slate is often placed with newer roof slates or you can see manmade roof tiles.
In few cases, it is possible to remove the roof back and place new roof slates instead of the older damaged slates.
Concrete roofing tiles
Concrete roofing tile is a type of roofing tile that is commonly seen in many modern houses.
It is priced at a reasonable rate and is claimed to have long durability.
It depends on the manufacturing process followed. The pigmenting of concrete roofing tiles is found to be fading over a period of time.
Concrete roofs tiles are heavier and require more supports. That makes the frame work costlier than what is required for pure clay roofing tiles.
Concrete roofing is also conducts heat so that it makes the house warmer.
Pure clay roofing tiles
Traditional clay tile is 100% natural and can be found in most of the Indian house roofs from olden days itself.
Pure clay roofing tiles are made by burning the red clay moulded in a furnace at high temperature.
Its ability to resist heat and durability makes it more favourable than other roofing solutions.
It also gives a traditional and classic style to your house.
It is cheaper in cost to install for the basic models. Pure clay tiles can long last for many centuries without losing its properties
and is resistant to dust and other climate changes. It’s economic and value for money compared to any other types of roofing tiles in India.
Above are some of the most common types of roofing tiles you can see for roofing in India.
Some other types of roofing tiles in India
Rivendale roofing tiles
It is a manmade roofing slate that is designed to substitute the appearance of the natural roofing slates. It’s a mid-range costing roofing solution.
Eternit roofing tiles
This is also another form of manmade roofing slate which is comparatively cheaper than that of Rivendale or natural slate.
There are several which are not mentioned over here and will be discussed furthermore in another blog.
This is another factor that can determine the cost of the roofing.
The material cost of a roofing type can fluctuate from country to country or even from place to place.
So, to cut cost the expense you can rely upon manufacturers in your near areas. As well as, the labour cost also vary from place to place.
For instance: the labour cost in cities like Bangalore is higher compared to that of the labour cost in village areas.
It is mainly depending upon cost of the living.
Quality of roofing
“You get what you pay for” is a slogan that applies in the world of costing. Costing surely affect of the raw materials being used.
Roofing firms use alternative methods as well as different suppliers or manufacturers and use different materials.
Cheapest cost based roofing will not guarantee a long run durability. So better understand what you can benefit from reducing the cost.
Scaffolding & other circumstances that effect cost of roofing tiles in India
Lower-level extensions and conservatories area can affect cost due to quantity of scaffolding required.
Finally, whenever assuming budget, always keep something in reserve than estimate given by roofing firms.
Cost is also required for timber treatments and replacement maintenance once roof is opened with the use of scaffolding.
There are several other costing factors too. Above is most of important costing for roofing tiles in India.
For estimate and cost effective roofing solution, contact Esha’s roofing solution.