What Is Tile Roofing?
The reddish-orange rounded tiles you often see on Mediterranean villas are terracotta tiles. These tiles were first used because of their ability to channel water off the roof effectively as well as being completely fire-resistant, a very important feature in early towns and cities.
Tile roofing is made out of a natural, kiln-dried clay that resists heat from the sun better than most other materials and can be completely water-resistant to avoid snow and ice damage in cooler climates. So although these clay tiles are most commonly seen on Mediterranean style buildings, they can complement almost any style of home.
Benefits of Tile Roofing
Tile roofing is durable and can withstand hail, high winds, heavy storms, and even fire. It’s important to hire an experienced roofing contractor to install tile roofing, but a properly installed tile roof can last for decades. It is also less porous than other roofing materials, making it impervious to rot, mildew, and insect damage.
Tile roofing is manufactured using minerals from the earth instead of artificial materials or chemicals. It can also be broken down and recycled at the end of its lifespan, making it a more sustainable material. Tile also works to insulate and regulate the temperature of your home so it’s more comfortable.
Tile roofing has incredible moisture resistance and is durable against heavy amounts of impact. This means that you don’t have to worry as much about leaks, repairs, or regular maintenance to keep it in good condition. Unless your tile roofing sustains some serious impact — like a tree branch — the tiles shouldn’t break very easily.
Should You Choose Tile Roofing?
Tile roofing offers incredible advantages compared to other types of roofing materials, but these benefits also make it a more expensive option. If you’re looking into a roof replacement and are interested in increasing the value of your home, tile roofing holds its value well and may even be worth more than the previous material that was installed.
Clay and concrete tiles are also heavier than other roofing materials. While this means a sturdier roof, it also requires a structure that can support its weight, as well as a roof with a sharper slope. If your heart is set on the exotic beauty of tile, there are options to make this work. Structural reinforcements can be installed, and your roof height can be changed to accommodate these sturdy tiles.
Hiring a Professional with Experience
While tile roofing is durable, it is also brittle and prone to breaking if not handled properly. This is why it’s vital that you hire a roofing contractor with experience installing, inspecting, and repairing tile roofing.
At Tycos Roofing and Siding, we have a dedicated team of trained and certified roof installers who can safely and properly install tile roofing so that every piece is beautifully intact and your home is protected from the elements. And while regular roof maintenance isn’t as necessary as other roofing materials, it’s still important to hire an experienced roofing contractor
Work with a Team That Cares About Your Home
Not only are our roofing contractors experienced in handling tile roofing materials, we’re also dedicated to serving our customers well. We offer insurance liaisons, project managers, and the highest-quality materials from top-rated brands to ensure you receive the best roof installation, with the best warranty, at the right price.
Learn more about why Tycos Roofing and Siding is dedicated to the local community, and contact us today to schedule an estimate.
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