When it comes to tile roofing, there is a common misconception that tile is expensive and mainly resembles Spanish architecture. Though, the reddish and orange hues of Spanish architecture blend well in hotter climates such as Arizona or Nevada, most prefer contemporary structures, especially those on the west coast. The truth is, over the years tile roofing has become a popular choice for those looking to customize the look of their home. Roof tiles offer a variety of colors, shapes, styles, and sizes. Tile roofing has the ability to replicate wood shakes, natural slate, or even historic or colonial structures. With the advancements in today’s technology, manufacturers are able to replicate almost any roofing style.
What about the price? Isn’t tile roofing expensive?
The answer is yes and no. When comparing the price per square to that of wood shakes and asphalt shingles, tile may seem a bit pricey. Over the years, the price for asphalt shingles and wood shakes has increased due to the high demand, however the cost of tile has increased only slightly. While you will likely change or upgrade your wood shakes and asphalt shingles after 15 years or so, tile is known to last more than 50 years. Clay and concrete tile are more durable than budget roofing material. Not only does the color last but the increased durability allows it to withstand extreme weather conditions, making it a better option, especially for those in windy cities. With the increased durability and flexible style options, it’s true value is in the aesthetic appeal. The physical appearance can add class and a personal style to your home, making it more valuable.
Is tile roofing right for me?
If you’re still wondering if tile is the right option for you and your family, consider this. Concrete tiles are fire resistant. While other materials such as asphalt and wood shakes are prone to deterioration due to insects, moisture, and excessive heat, concrete tile provides a solid barrier between your roof and the inside of your home. This feature helps keep your family safe as well as elongates the lifespan of your roof. If you would like more information regarding tile material call us today to speak with a specialist.
Whether you’re looking for a simple roof repair, roof replacement, or a roof remodel, we are here to help. We will maintain your roof in the summer and clean it up in the winter to keep your home sturdy for years to come.
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