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(Many) Advantages of Tile Roofs

When it comes to your roofing system, there are more layers to it that no one really enjoys discussing. For the everyday homeowner, especially for those who are aesthetically driven, the most important element of a roof is the type of visible roof materials used. Our Naples roofing contractors understand the exotic romance associated with tile roofs, we understand the aesthetic appeal. We understand the appeal of longevity associated with their lifespan, and we understand that these individual tiles (whether made of clay, concrete, or slate) are much more than just their looks.

We’d like to familiarize you with the selling points of these luxurious roofing materials to help you better weigh the pros against the cons. That way, you can gauge whether or not these materials are a beneficial upgrade to your home, whether it’s for a roof replacement project or for a new construction structure.

Advantages of Tile Roofing

Durability

Slate, concrete and clay tiles are impermeable to fire and can remain strong in the fight against rot, insects, and other pests. These roofing materials can withstand extreme temps (both hot and cold), making them ideal for nearly any climate. For the Floridians, it’s highly appealing that these clay tiles are much more resistant to corrosion caused by salt air than other roofing materials. That makes them even more suitable for coastal homes and businesses.

While they can stand up against the temperamental elements, their biggest threat can be people. These roofing materials are not designed to stand up against heavy foot traffic and can be easily chipped or broken when handled (or walked on) by inexperienced individuals. If you need assistance with your current tile roof system, it’s highly recommended that your call the roofing professionals at Crown Roofing to carry out the job with care and ease.

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Longer Lifespan

Tile roofing systems can cost more (upfront) than your average shingle roof, but they can offset the initial charge in terms of overall lifespan. Because of their high thermal mass, they can work more efficiently in regulating the temperature of your home or business. Because of this, you’re looking at more cost-effective heating and cooling bills. Added Bonus: These materials are typically environmentally friendly, meaning that they can be easily recycled.

Aesthetic Appeal

Often, you’ll see familiar earth tones on tile roofing systems. They’re usually the classic curved shape and they can be either an unglazed or sand-cast finish, too. But there’s much more aesthetic versatility to these roofing materials than most people think. Clay and concrete tiles come in a wide variety of colors and even come in a number of finishes. Whether you’re looking to add the look of a woodsy cabin, a European structure, or a Victorian palace, roof tiles are your way to go as they come in a plethora of colors, shapes, and finishes.

At Crown Roofing, all our estimators and service technicians are fully trained and are provided hands-on experience with all roofing materials, including roof tiles.  If you’re looking for pricing on a roof replacement, interested in laying tiles on your new construction roof, or have a current tile system that needs to be repaired, we welcome you to call us now. Answering calls 24-hours a day, we’re ready to help you with any and all roofing issues. With offices in Tampa, Sarasota, Fort Myers, Pompano Beach, and Orlando, we are your local, full-service roofing contractor. Call today: 855-276-9655

Top 5 Benefits of Tile Roofs

Tile roofing is oftentimes one of the more visually appealing roofing options available. Tile roofing material traditionally have been slate or clay, however many modern tile roofs utilize concrete. Tile roofs are heavier and more durable than other types of roofs, therefore they are ideal for the various weather elements found in Florida. Below are five of the most significant advantages to tile roofing.

Advantages of Tile Roofing

  • Choices – Tile roofing comes in many shapes such as curved, flat, or interlocking. There are also plenty of options when it comes to color and style. Some styles can even resemble other types of roofing materials.
  • Durability – Tile roofs can last decades. The clay and concrete they are made from have the ability to withstand adverse weather elements such as wind, rain, hail, and even fire. Manufacturers of tile roofs even offer lengthy warranties as evidence of their durability.
  • Energy Efficiency – Tile roofs are extremely heavy and help keep temperatures regulated in homes and buildings.
  • Low Maintenance – Repairs and maintenance are rarely required with tile roofing. Tile roofs do not rot or decay from insect damage.
  • Environment Friendly – Tile roofs are made with recyclable earth materials as opposed to less eco-friendly alternatives made with chemicals.

Although there are many advantages to tile roofing there are a few disadvantages consumers should be aware of. Although tile roofing has a lengthy lifetime, the upfront cost is higher than other materials. Additionally, tile roofing is more difficult to install and requires an experienced roofing company.  Finally, tile roofs are designed for roofs with a certain degree of slope, eliminating some roofs from consideration.

In summary, although tile roofs may be more costly than other options, tile roofs are sturdy, visually appealing, energy efficient and low maintenance.  There are many options available so if you are unsure which materials you should use for your next roof a qualified, experienced roofer can help.

Who to Call

Crown Roofing is your trusted friend for all your roofing needs. You can count on us to provide the highest quality of roof repair, re-roof, roof maintenance or new construction roof for your home or business. There is no job that is too small and no task that is too big. Crown Roofing has offices in Central, South and Southwest Florida. Call us today for a free estimate.

Benefits of Tile Roofing

Tile Roofing

When choosing the type of roofing material for your home many homeowners in South Florida choose tile roofing.  Tile roofing is a popular choice for Floridians because it’s architectural appeal is very pleasing to the eye.  Tile roofing also has a long lifespan which makes it a great investment for your home.

What is Tile Roofing?

Tile roofing is roofing material that is made of concrete or clay.  Concrete and clay roofing tiles have been used as a roofing system for thousands of years.  Tile roofing may cost a little bit more than roofing shingles but it will outlast most other steep slope roofing products when properly installed.

Tile roofing is available in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, and are typically installed on top of a 1 or 2 ply underlayment system.  Warranties on the tiles can range from 50-75 years, making it a quality investment for your home.

Benefits of Tile Roofing

  • Clay and Concrete tiles are resistant to fire, hail and moisture.
  • Roof tiles are available in a variety of styles and colors.
  • Tile roofing has a long lifespan which can outlast other steep slope roofing materials.
  • Tile roofing is good for insulation. Since air is able to circulate under the tiles, it helps to conserve energy in cold and warm weather.

Tile Roofing Maintenance

As with all types of roofing systems, regular maintenance is beneficial for expanding the lifespan of your tile roof.  Some of the common maintenance tips for a tile roofing system include:

  • Cleaning – Keeping your tile roof clean and clear from algae aides in extending its lifespan.
  • Gutters – Removing debris from your gutters to ensure that rainfall can flow easily will help avoid overflow on your roof which can cause leaks.
  • Inspections – All roofing systems need to be inspected during the year. Broken or missing tiles may cause leaks.
  • Repairs – Making repairs during the early stages helps to prevent further damages and more costly repairs.

 

Who to Call

If you need a new roof, roof repair or roof maintenance, the roofing specialists at Crown Roofing are here to help.  Crown Roofing offers regular inspections and can help to repair current roofing systems or install a new roofing system to keep your family or business safe.  We have offices in Fort Myers, Sarasota, Orlando, and Pompano Beach.  Call us today for a free estimate.