Recyclable roof tiles may prove to be more durable than concrete tiles

A roof tile that is 100% recyclable has been designed to solve many of the problems of traditional roof tiles by producing a stronger product made only of waste materials.

Winner of a 2016 California Green Building award, Thevia Roof Tiles weigh a quarter of the traditional concrete tiles, and are twice as strong.

Martin Ackerman, CFO of Thevia, says while the product is not on the market just yet, currently there are more than 1000 tiles proven to be durable.

Because it is so light you have got a host of other savings as well, you only need a quarter of the transport costs.

Martin Ackerman, CFO and team leader of Thevia

Our roof comes in at about 5% cheaper than even the bottom (end) clay tiles that you can buy today.

Martin Ackerman, CFO and team leader of Thevia

Our tile, we use additives too so we targeting a 50 year life span. That said if you were to pelt our tiles with golf balls it would just smile at you and keep on sitting there.

Martin Ackerman, CFO and team leader of Thevia

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