Is 2023 the Year Your Home Needs a Roof Replacement?
December 29, 2022
If you’ve reached the point where you need a new roof, you may be wondering if it’s time to consider a new tile roofing material. Although many homes throughout Tampa Bay have tile roofing, asphalt shingles are still most common. If you’re looking at upgrading your shingles to tile, here are some things to know.
Without question, under normal circumstances, tile roofing has a longer life. You may need to replace an asphalt shingle roof three or more times during the life of one tile roof. It’s also more durable. Hail and wind don’t damage tile roofing the way that they damage asphalt.
Rather than simply look at the cost of the tiles and installation vs. shingle cost plus installation, let’s look at lifetime cost. Over its life, tile roofing requires less maintenance. And, because it outlasts shingles so significantly, if you are in your forever home, you may want to consider upgrading to tile. You will likely spend less over the next 30 or more years on one tile roof and its necessary maintenance than you would on asphalt.
Some homeowner’s insurance companies also offer discounts for tile roofing because of its increase wind and fire-resistant properties which is another saving to consider. The shape, thickness and installation of tile roofing makes it more insulative. Add that to the fact that the color of tile is lighter, most homeowners see some energy savings as well.
Depending on your home’s construction, you may need to reinforce your existing roof to support tile roofing due to its weight. This can increase the cost of your new roof’s installation. If you are looking for an environmentally friendly roofing material, clay tile is your best option. Not only does it have a lower carbon footprint than other roofing materials, it can be completely recycled at the end of its long life. Concrete tile is a close second.
In fact, we’re expert tile installers. We also can reinforce your existing roof (if necessary) should you choose to upgrade your roofing from asphalt to tile. Call us today for your free estimate for your roof replacement whether you want clay or concrete tile roofing, asphalt, metal or another roofing material. Reach us at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form today.
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