Shingles made of plastic in endless colors

An outstanding feature of the roof shingles made of plastic is the almost unlimited choice of colors in which the products are offered. In addition, there is the possibility of the modern plastics industry to produce metallic or mineral optics such as slate.

Stable, durable and clean

The material plastic can be adjusted very precisely to the requirements for roof shingles by the right mixture of its ingredients. At a low weight, a high stability and durability is achieved at the same time, which also resists heavy hail or heavy snow load.

Dirt-repellent components in the plastic permanently prevent the attachment of moss and other contaminants that lead to great ease of care. Most roofs made of plastic covered roofs do not need to be cleaned and brand manufacturers advertise with complete freedom from maintenance.

Properties and advantages

Apart from the visual appearance, which many people perceive as plastic, many factors speak for the roofing with roof shingles made of plastic.

  • The breaking strength avoids transport and assembly damage, which leads to rejection in conventional roof tiles.
  • All plastics are mostly dyed through and colourfast, which leads to color fidelity at cutting edges.
  • Due to chemical additives roof shingles made of plastic are UV-resistant and do not fade even after a long period of lying.
  • The very low weight, there is no lighter material for roofing, allows a thin and inexpensive substructure.
  • The prices for roof shingles made of plastic undercut any other material and offer additional savings through a lower need for overlapping.
  • Very easy editing by cutting with tin snips or a small handyman Flex.
  • For certified products according to building material classes and fire test according to DIN 4102 a high fire safety is given.
  • The shingles of many manufacturers are made of completely recyclable plastic, which allows a household waste disposal of cut remnants.

Price per piece or square meter

  • has eleven standard colors on offer, which are available in matt, glossy, with or without structure.
  • manufactures plastic roof tiles, which are a middle thing between clay tiles and shingles.
  • has roof shingles made of plastic in various slate and terracotta looks.

The individual prices for roof shingles made of plastic, which are manufactured according to European standards, are between fifty euro cents and three euros each. The square meter prices start from five euros.

Tips & Tricks

When buying your plastic shingles, pay attention to the country of manufacture. As a rule, Asian products do not meet the safety and standardization requirements for roofing in Germany.

Video Board: Home Inspection - Roofs - Part 3 of 3