Tile roofs come in clay or concrete, and are one of the oldest materials used for roofing. There are a variety of differences between tile materials including but not limited to discoloration with age, energy efficiency, and price. The color of concrete tiles fade with time, while the color of clay tiles generally darken or stay the same, which can change the energy efficiency of the roof. In regards to price, clay tiles are the pricier option of the two.
While typically providing an old-world appearance, tile roofs can be individualized to differ in color and style. For example, tile roofs come in a variety of models such as the undulating waves seen in the classic Spanish style, or a flatter appearance found in Flat Shake, or Pantile. Tile roofs are a good option for someone who wants to make a statement with a long lasting, and fire resistant material.
- A “Green” choice: Tiles are not only produced without any chemical preservatives or nonrenewable resources, but are completely recyclable as well. When the correct tiles are selected, they can even aid in the insulation of your project.
- Fire safe: Tiles are non-combustible as purchased, and do not require any additional treatments to remain fire resistant.
- Long lasting: Tile roof are durable and require little maintenance. While these roofs generally last a lifetime, small repairs may need to be made throughout its life. These repairs can be made through the simple removal and reinstallation of the damaged tiles.
Manufacturers that we commonly work with are Boral Roofing and Eagle Roofing Product. Both of which offer a variety of tile styles. To read more about these manufacturers, please click on the links below: