Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 by Francesca Juenger
There is no doubt that if you're looking for a high end custom style, tile is at the top of the list. With a wide range of products it's easy to find something to love. Here is what to consider when thinking of a tile roof.
Can your home handle the added weight of tile?
Tile is substantially heavier than a regular laminated shingle. When you add heavy wet snow to that equation you need to be sure that your home can handle the wieght. If you are starting out with another roof product hire an engineer to access your home. The cost is reasonable and most reliable roofing companies won’t begin work until they get the go ahead from an engineer.
Does tile compliment the exterior of your home?
No matter what type of home you have, you can find a tile roof that will accentuate it. If you already have a stucco exterior, tile is an easy decision. Stucco and Tile were made for each other.
It also coordinates well with stone exteriors, giving an old world classic look.
Stone Coated Steel matches well with stucco and brick or even a mixture of the two. It also pairs well with vinyl.
Some Concrete Tile and Stone Coated Steel is made to look like shingles or wood shake but with added durability and dimension.
Today’s tile market has a diverse color selection. From the traditional Terracotta of a Spanish Villa to bright reds and greens and more moderate neutral colors like Sage Green and Ash Gray. You can also choose from one solid color or a mix of colors varying from tile to tile.
Boral Clay Roof Tiles are 100% recyclable and made with 59% raw recycled material. Making it one of the most environmentally friendly roofing products on the market. The material used to make the product do not diminish natural resources and they transmit less heat than asphalt shingles by almost 70%.
Tile roofs can withstand hail hits of up to 2” and sustain wind up to 150 mph. This durability makes clay tiles one of the least expensive products in the long term. Many times a repair can be done to the roof by only replacing a broken or cracked tiles. It's important to remember to only have a professional walk your tile roof. Stepping on tile incorrectly will cause them to break.
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