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How much does it cost to install a tile roof?

Tuesday 15 June 2021

Roof tile installation or replacement costs

The cost of laying or replacing a tiled roof averages €15,398, with typical ranges of €7,895 and €23,299. If you are looking for a long-term investment, a tiled roof is a good choice. This classic style has excellent durability and weather protection for almost any climate. This is not a do-it-yourself project, so you need to hire a professional. The materials you use and the style will affect both the total price and the labour costs. There are a number of factors to consider before making a choice.

Roof tile laying costs or replacement


Tile costs per type of material

Roof tiles cost between €10 and €40 per square metre for materials. You pay the least for concrete and the most for terracotta.

Roof tile costs per m²
Type Materials /m2 Installed
Concrete €10 - €15 €27 - €60
Clay € 12 - € 21 € 24 - € 75
Terracotta € 15 - € 30 - € 75
*These are indicative prices based on jobs previously carried out. The final costs may differ from the invoice you receive from us.

Costs for concrete roof tiles

The price for laying or replacing a concrete tile roof varies from €27 to €60 per square metre. This includes €6 to €12 per square metre for materials. Concrete costs €3 to €9 per square metre less than clay, because the ingredients are easier to obtain. If you are looking for a durable roof that is kinder to your budget, this is a reasonable choice. The finished product weighs about 400 kg, which is about two-thirds of other tile options. Because this material is not as water resistant, it can grow mould. It also lasts about 30 to 50 years, much less than terracotta.

Costs of clay tile roof installation/replacement

Laying or replacing a clay roof tile costs €24 to €75 per square metre. The price you pay depends largely on the style you choose. Materials range from €9 to €21 per square foot. Clay is the oldest roofing material. Some regions have buildings with tiles that are thousands of years old. Because it is heavier and more water-resistant than concrete, it costs more. In return, you can enjoy a surface that lasts longer than your house.

Terracotta tile roofing costs

Terracotta roof tiles cost between €30 and €75 per square metre to install. This includes a material cost of €15 to €30 per square metre, which is more expensive than clay. Terracotta is a type of clay in which the manufacturer bakes the colour into the material during the firing process. This leads to an appearance that fades less over time. Homeowners prefer it for warmer areas because it reflects solar heat.

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