Tile roofing is one of the most interesting roofing materials we use, cause it'll either be the perfect solution for your property, or something you'd never even consider. Tile roofs have been around for hundreds of years because they can last around a hundred years! Tile roofs (now made from concrete) are bulky, durable, and resistant to salty, humid climates. And because they last so long, you often get an incredible warranty on the material - usually this is around 50 years, or half the average lifespan of the tile roof you're investing in. Remember, this material won't rot or deteriorate over time like most other roofing materials, plus it's incredibly low maintenance!
What's more, they offer a unique and elegant look, especially because they're not the most common. Tile roofs not only have an inherent beautiful nature, but they're versatile. You can get a variety of unique colored tiles and tile types to ensure your home or business is sporting a roof that matches its aesthetic.
Finally, as far as benefits are concerned, tile roofs are also energy efficient and environmentally friendly! Because tile roofs are so thick and heavy, they serve as great insulation to your property and help to control the indoor climate. What's more, because tile roofing is made from natural materials, it's low-impact to create and can easily be repurposed.
Now, let's cover some of the reasons why a tile roof may not be right for you. First, they're one of the most expensive types of roofing, and for good reason. While you get what you pay for, tiles require a large amount of material to make and an intensive level of expertise and work to be properly installed. Price alone may be the reason while a tile roof isn't right for you!
Additionally, these roofs are very heavy, meaning only sturdy, compatible roof structures can support them. While this is largely in regard to weight, the slope of your roof structure will also need to be taken into consideration. If the slope is too steep, a tile roof will not work. And finally, while these are some of the most durable and long lasting roofing materials available today, they are brittle. This is only a concern during construction/installation, however it's incredibly important to note. There is a possibility that a tile could crumble during installation, or even from workers walking on the roof.
When it comes to our clients, we recommend that our clients with property near the ocean utilizes tile roofing material. Due to the nature and composition of the tiles, they're perfect for withstanding the brutal winds and salty air that coastal areas provide.
As with all our roofing materials, we can offer them for residential and commercial clients.