Roof tiles are a major factor in determining the aesthetics and beauty of your homes. If you are living in a place like Kerala, where we have rainfall throughout the year, a reliable roofing is a must factor for your homes. Roof tiles has been used in India from a long time ago and has been marked as the crown of your home by the world. But what about the expense for roofing your homes ? What will be the price of different roof tiles available in kerala and india ?
We are here to introduce you with the most popular roofing tile models available in the kerala market and their price list.
Before checking on the price list, also check the Tips to chose the best roof colour for your home.
Roof tile Price List in 2020 – Kerala, India
Just as any other products available in the market, roof tiles also comes up with various price levels, depending upon their quality and profile. We have made a complete list of roofing options available in India. You can refer to the post to read more. Let us have a look
Traditional Clay Roof tiles
Traditional Roof tiles have been in the market for several decades. The high maintenance and less aesthetic appeal have reduced their popularity and caused them to fade away from the main stream. Even-though they are not so preferred in the recent years, there are still vendors selling these tiles. The main problem with these tiles are their inability to resist weather changes, algae and Fungus. Since they are plain mud clay, the water absorption of these tiles are comparatively more than others. Their colour is also prone to change over time. The strength of these tiles are also very low and can cause a lot of damage in the time of laying.
Avg Price for First Quality Traditional Roof tiles : Rs 37
Remarks : Will need additional cost for painting (in case you need different colour), and will need frequent maintenance since it is prone to natural attacks and colour fading.
Red Clay Roof tile
These are similar to the traditional roof tiles, actually made from red clay tiles. They are of two kinds – Tiles with colour coating and the tiles without coating. The tiles without coating are usually imported from other countries with various profiles. They looks bulky and elegant, and are usually expensive. They are generally imported from Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, Indonesia, US etc and are prone to algae and fungus. They have been a disappointment in the indian weather, but still manages to hold a large market share due to its elite customer base and premium feel.
There are also some roofers who markets red clay roofings with quality colour coating, similar to that in white clay roof tiles. These are also usually expensive than the white clay tiles, but comes only in a few popular profiles. These are high quality tiles but less popular due to the scarcity in selection.
Avg price of Red clay roof tiles: Rs. 100.
Avg price of KPG Tamar Red clay roof tiles : Rs 65.
Concrete roof tiles
These tiles were popular for some time, due to the availability of different colours. They comes in different colours and profiles. But they were highly criticised and discouraged by everyone in the industry during the course of time. The main reason includes their heavy weight, need for much more stronger truss works, Water leakage and fading colours. But they are still being sold in the market by several manufacturers and the wide selection of colours attract customers to these tiles. This tiles also adds more heat inside the house, defeating one of the core purpose of using roof tiles, since it is made of concrete. These are exposed to the rain water and sunlight and cracks, leakage and algae are a common story for these tiles. All these reduces its reliability and efficiency, but still the aesthetics force some people to give it a try.
Avg Price for concrete roof tiles : Rs. 45
remarks: These will add more load and heat to your roof.
Chinese ceramic roof tiles
Chinese ceramic roof tiles are actually the second quality white clay roof tiles imported from china. They are a cheaper form of the normal ceramic white clay roofing tiles and inherits most of its features. The colour coating, load bearing capacity, resistance to environment etc are also claimed by these tiles also. They are aesthetically pleasing and looks better than concrete roof tiles. They also are highly durable and colour coating is better than concrete roof tiles and all the domestic/ spanish /indoneasean / malaysian/ American clay roof tiles available in the market. The white clay and ceramic coating gives it better colour coating than the red clay models and also provide weather resistance. Unlike the first quality tiles, these roofing tiles will be only having a single colour coating and the content of porcelain will be very low, resulting in a lower finishing than the later.
Avg Price of Chinese ceramic roof tiles (Elephant / Ball / Sun Brand) : Rs 36
White clay roof tiles
These tiles have been very popular lately due to many unique features. These are technically a premium version of the ceramic coated roof tiles, but made from more pure white clay. Hence these are commonly referred to as White clay roof tiles. These tiles are far more superior than the normal roof tiles. Major advantages of these includes strength, load bearing, weather resistance, colour permanence and much more. They have colour coating that never fades. First quality ceramic roof tiles like KPG branded roof tiles have triple layers of coating for colour protection and are available in a wide variety of colours. These tiles can also bear load upto 250KGs of weight. This has been very popular in hot areas and also in areas with huge rainfall, since this is completely weather proof and has resistance to all natural wear and tear. It is more stronger than traditional roof tiles or concrete roofings, yet it is less heavier than both of them. This makes it easier for installation and will require relatively less truss work. These are available in different shades and profiles. The first quality tiles are available in different profiles and features.
The classic series gives you elegant and unique aesthetics. These tiles have the best colour coating available in the indian market is less thicker and light weight, making it easier to work with. These are the most popular item and are available in 6 different colour shades. This is the most affordable and budget friendly branded tiles you will ever get.
The Excel series gives you excellent colour, glazing and photo finish. They are also light weight and is completely made up of white clay, which gives them unique glazing and finish, much like the floor tiles. They look superior over other tiles due to their profile and colour and is the best fit for those who seeks perfection.
The Jasper roof tiles series blends the both of the above, Gives you the perfect combination of the sexy and powerful tiles. These series are aesthetically appealing and highly reliable. They have similar weight, but due to the mixture of slight amount of red clay and longer processing time, they are more durable and less prone to damages. This is the ultimate roof tiles available in the indian market and is a flagship product of KPG, which makes it the best choice for your dream home.
Price for Branded white clay tiles : Approx Rs 50 – 60
Final Words – Pricing in India
So we have tabulated the normal price of roof tiles in kerala – India. Please note that these prices may vary depending upon the area, brand and quality of the tiles. Please use the below list just as a reference to the pricing only.
|Type of Tile||Avg Price|
|Traditional Clay Roof tiles||₹37|
|Red Clay Roof tile||₹100|
|Concrete roof tiles||₹45|
|Chinese ceramic roof tiles||₹36|
|White clay roof tiles||₹50|
There may be additional costs like transportation, labour costs etc apart from this. In the white clay series, there are more than 4 price ranges in KPG Roofings. This allows you to select the quality that is affordable in your budget level. You can contact the KPG Roofings customer care at +91-9562-888-666 for additional enquiries