Stone Coated Steel Roofing Tiles FAQS

What are stone coated roofing tiles?

Stone coated roofing tiles are amongst the most widely used roofing materials in Kenya, offering your property charming beauty from a wide variety of colours.

Stone coated steel tiles are made from galvanized steel panels, coated with naturally mined granules.

Which colours of stone coated roofing tiles are available?

Stone coated steel roofing tiles come in various exciting colors, including but not limited to, black, red, green, blue, and grey. Don’t hesitate to ask for your color of choice.

Are stone coated roofing tiles as heavy as clay tiles?

No, stone coated steel tiles are lighter than clay tiles. The weight of the stone coated steel tile is 5.96 kg / while a conventional concrete tile will be about 40.8kg/

The reduced weight per square meter consecutively translates into a drastic reduction of the quantity of roof structure materials needed to support the stone coated tiles. The support structure can either be light gauge steel or timber.

How many pieces of stone coated roofing tiles do I need to cover 1 sq meter

1 sqm (Square Metre) of roof can be covered using approximately 2 pieces of stone coated tiles.

What is the recommended roof pitch for installing stone coated roofing tiles?

We recommend that you install stone coated tiles on a minimum pitch of 18degrees to prevent the ‘ponding’ of water during the rainy season. We also recommend that your stone coated tiles roof to be higher than 25 degrees.

What accessories do I need with stone coated roofing tiles?

You will require various accessories such as ridges caps, valley trays and sidewall flashings depending on the design of your roof, with a roof plan, we can calculate for you the quantity of accessories you require.

Can stone coated roofing tiles be installed on both timber and LGS structure?

Yes, stone coated tiles can be fixed on top of both timber and steel (Light Gauge Steel Trusses) structures. For the timber structure, serrated nails are used and on LGS structure self–tapping screws are used.

Do stone coated tiles require maintenance?

Stone coated steel roofing tiles are maintenance free and require no maintenance, for our REXE tiles, we give a 50 year warranty.

Can you walk on stone coated tiles once installed?

Yes. Stone coated tiles are designed to withstand the weight of people walking on them.

When walking on the roof, wear soft–soled shoes, walk on the “nose” of the panels across the roof and in the “pans” when walking up and down the roof.

Are stone coated roofing tiles prone to leakages?

Stone coated steel tiles are nailed using an interlocking systems, Special serrated steel nails are available and we recommend that one does not compromise on this aspect as it is the major component that holds the tiles together.

How much does it cost to roof using stone coated tiles?

With a copy of the roof plan, we can easily calculate the cost of stone coated steel tiles required for roofing your project.

Do you offer installation services for stone coated roofing tiles?

 Yes we do. We work with a team of trained and experienced roof installers who will ensure that they maintain high quality roofing practice standards without any compromise.




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