Tile roofing has withstood the test of time, coming from China and the Middle East in 10,000 BC. Historically, tile was used to prevent house fires, as it was the least flammable roof material. Today we use tile for historic applications, beauty, energy savings and more!
Tile roofing is very durable compared to other roofing types. In severe weather it takes a much greater force to crack, puncture or damage a tile roof versus shingle roofing. Nature’s elements of sun, wind and rain have very little negative effects on tile roofing. If you live in a hurricane zone, tile roofing can withstand much greater wind speeds than other roofing materials. While the cost of tile roofing is steep the material durability provides great savings.
The lifespan of tile roofing is significant, on some roofs the actual age of the tile is unknown. Clay and concrete tile systems withstand weather that starts to deteriorate other roof systems. This fact alone give tile roofing a long life. Tile roofs, when maintained, can be expected to outlast the building it protects.
The beauty of tile roofing never fades. It is a timeless material that enhances any home and gives elegance. There are many different types of tile and concrete roofing. Reddish orange tiles are the most common, but they come in a wide variety of colors. Random patterns can even be made with complementary tile colors, or uniform tile setting to make a statement. With the newer types of tile roofing any home style can use this material. Don’t let your New England Cape Cod style home feel left out, tile roofing can adapt!
Clay and concrete roof tiles come from natural materials that don’t deplete other resources. No chemical preservatives are needed, and old tiles can be recycled into new tiles! This type of roof is very energy efficient, causing air conditioning bills to decrease. The thermal factor of tile and the vented air space when installed creates a stable roof temperature. A roof with a consistent air temperature reduces energy waste.