What is a Tile Roof?
Roof tiles compromise of several materials such as Concrete, Slate, Spanish Tiles, Solar Panel, Interlocking Tiles, Metal, Plastic, Clay, Shake Tiles and many more. Tiled roofs are popular because of their aesthetic appeal and longevity. Roof tiles can last up to 100 years. The materials used to make tile roofs is often heavy and so therfore, before installation, we advice that a professional roofer inspect your properties roof structure to determine whether or not it can support your desired roof. Roofing tiles come in a variety of shapes: flat, fluted, curved and many more various styles. Tile Roofs accommodate diverse architectual styled houses and buildings which gives property owners the freedom and flexiblity to visually customise their homes and businesses.
Tile Roof or Shingle Roof? Which is better?
As mentioned above, Tile Roofs are versatile and come in many different colors and styles. Below are the Pro’s and Con’s of Tile Roofs.
Tile Roof Pros:
- Long lifespan
- Various styles to choose from
- Increases property value
Tile Roof Cons:
- May crack if walked on
- Prone to moss growth
- Difficult to install
- Not suitable for all climates
Asphalt Shingle Roofs are as popular if not more, than Tile Roofs. They too are manufactured in different styles and materials.
Shingle Roof Pros:
- Easy installation
- Suited for most climates
- Increases property value
Shingle Roof Cons:
- Not very durable
- Short lifespan
- Not environmentally friendly
- Limited design and style choices
In conclusion, both roofing materials have their benefits and downsides and the choice between the two depends on numerous factors such as climate, budget, neighbourhood and the purpose of the property.
Are Tile Roofs more expensive to insure?
Homeowner Insurance is determined by numerious factors such as the type of roof and quality of material of the roof. The age and condition of a roof will also determine your Homeowners Insurance cost. Regular maintenance will insure a long lifespan, which will in effect reduce your insurance costs. The most durable roofing materials are slate, tile, concrete shingles and metal tiles. They are fire resistance and will not rot, in addition, they also provide good insulation. As a result, Homeowners Insurance costs for theses materials tend to be on the lower end.
Which Roof Tiles last the longest?
How often does a Tile Roof need to be replaced?
Roof Tiles made from concrete and clay should last a minimum of 60 years. Fixing damages as quickly as possible will ensure your roof lasts its expected lifespan. There are several factors that affect your roof’s longevity, such as poor installation. Faulty installation will leave your property vulnerable to water damage, which can cause the foundation to weaken. The color of a roof can also affect it’s lifespan. Darker colored roofs absorb sunlight more than lighter colored roofs. This heat deteriorates your roof material and will inevitably shorten your roof’s lifespan. A lack of ventilation can also cause tiles to weaken and deteriorate. Another determining factor is the climate. Exposure to scorching temperatures and icy winters or fluctuating temperatures will negatively affect your roof.
We specialize in the Installation and Repair of the following Roof Tiles:
Slate Tile Roof
Slate Tiles are manufactured in varying sizes, thicknesses and colors. Slate Tiles are produced from stone and therefore can a Slate Roof can last up to 150 years. Because they are made of stone, this makes them fire resistant and as a result, can lower your Homeowners Insurance costs.
Stone is heavy material which makes installing Slate Roofs very difficult and costly. Replacing broken Slate Tiles is also very difficult because they come in lots and therefore finding a perfect match can prove challenging.
Concrete Tile Roof
Concrete Roof Tiles have a 100 years + lifespan which justifies the expensive installation price. Concrete Roof Tiles are pest-resistant, fire-resistant, hail and wind-resistant. Concrete Roofs are environmentally friendly as the material can be used in construction work. Concrete Tiles are also available in various styles and colors which gives property owners the option to choose designs that complement their homes or businesses.
On the downside, they are difficult to install and it’s heavy so you need to ensure your roof structure can support the weight.
Solar Roof Panel
- Lower electricity consumption
- Financial support from the government
- Energy independence
- Reduction of carbon footprint
- Long lifespan and minimal maintenance
- Expensive instilllation costs
- Sunlight dependant
- Inability to take it with you when you move
- Requires large surface area
Clay Tile Roof
Clay Tiles can last over 100 years. They can withstand harsh weather conditions over long periods of time. They are also an environmentally-friendly choice because they are made from natural minerals and can therefore be recycled. Because of Clay Tiles curb design, they can be used on a number of diverse styled architectural buildings.
Clay Tile Roofs are heavy and again, a professional roofer will need to inspect your roof structure to determine whether your property can accommodate the weight. Clay Tiles can be 2 – 3 times more expensive than Asphalt Shingle Roofs. They are also more difficult to install and replace, as the Clay Tile must be measured and cut precisely and laid in a unique pattern.
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