Old-fashioned charm, beauty, and durability are the qualities of tile roofing material that keep people attracted to purchasing this unique style of roof material. There are some drawbacks because it is heavy and more expensive than other types of roofing material. The tiles can last as long as 100 years and adds curb appeal to homes and businesses. Typically found in the western and southern coastal regions of the USA, originally tile roofing was produced using slate or fired clay. However, modern tile roofing is made from clay, slate, or molded tinted concrete.
Produced using various shapes and styles, the commonly sold shapes are flat, curved, fluted, or interlocking tile roofing systems. Advantages: Long-lasting, energy-efficient, resistant to decay and insect damage. Typically, this roof material has a 50-year warranty. The tiles are comprised of recyclable material and are eco-friendly with low maintenance. Tile roofing is available in a variety of stylish colors. People love the Spanish, Medieval, European charm of tile roofs.
Modern tile roofing systems can be made to resemble traditional-looking shingles or wood shakes. Disadvantages: The high cost of clay tile roofing tends to deter homeowners on tight budgets. Tile roofing is two to three times higher than commonly sold asphalt roof shingles. Installation costs are considerably higher than asphalt roof systems. Tile roofs are heavy and require a sturdy roof structure. In addition, the structural reinforcement necessary for tile systems add to the increased cost. Though long-lasting and charming, when hit with heavy branches, the tiles will break or crack. Tile roofing works best with a pitch of 4:12 or higher. Most people say that the advantages of tile roofs outweigh the high cost and disadvantages due to the appeal and durability of the tile roof system. Consider the long-term benefits and all of the pros and cons before installing a tile roofing system.
OK City Roofing Co.
Oklahoma City, OK