Tile is your first thought for the bathroom but may not pop into your head when you’re replacing your roof. But why not? Our Bond Roofing team is installing more tile roofs on both new and existing homes. Here are some of the reasons to consider a tile roof.
What is Tile?
What is a tile roof, exactly? Roofing tiles are commonly made from terracotta or fired clay, slate, or concrete. Tile roofs are more common in hotter climates such as the Southwest or South Florida which is probably why we think of Spanish or Mediterranean architecture when we think of tile roofs but roofing tiles come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
5 Reasons to Choose Tile for Your Roof
The Cons to Tile Roofs
Despite all these pros, tile roofs have a few downsides. For example, tile roofs are far heavier than shingles; an engineer will need to confirm you can use tile. Many homes built today with asphalt shingles will not handle the weight.
Your roofing contractor will also need to check your roof’s slope; tile cannot be installed on all roof types.
If you live in an area with frequent freeze-thaw cycles, you’ll need a tile with low moisture absorption such as Ludowici terracotta tiles.
While tile roofs last for decades, they cost significantly more upfront than a typical asphalt shingle roof but the durability of tile means the life-cycle costs are more in line with other roofing systems.
If you’re curious about how tile can transform the look of your home’s roof, contact us for more information.