Throughout Tampa Bay more homeowners are upgrading their current asphalt roofing to either concrete roofing tiles or clay roofing tiles. Although tile roofing costs more than asphalt roofing, in the long run, you may actually save money. However, many homeowners considering tile roofing aren’t sure which is the right option for their home and budget.
Style & Color
Because concrete roofing tiles come in many more styles than clay, they work on many more home styles than clay roofing tiles. Concrete tile roofing can look like clay or it can mimic slate or shake roofs depending on the manufacturer. It also comes in many more colors. That’s because clay roofing is made from clay so the color comes from the clay itself.
Although there are different manufacturers who have different quality products, we’re going to preface this statement by when comparing similar quality products, clay roofing tiles are almost always more expensive than concrete. That’s in part due to their manufacturing processes and also partially because they are significantly heavier and take more time to install.
Clay & Concrete Roofing Benefits
Both products offer similar benefits such as fire, wind and impact resistance. Of course, they both last significantly longer than an asphalt roof. And, when properly installed, tile roofing needs less maintenance than asphalt roofing. You’ll find that both options similarly increase the value of your home. Many homeowners insurance companies also offer discounts to homeowners with concrete or clay roofing tiles.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions is an experienced tile roofing company. We offer all types of roofing including both concrete and clay tile roofing, however, when a homeowner comes to us and asks us which we recommend, it’s almost always concrete roofing tiles over clay. Why spend more for the same benefits that you can get from a clay tile roof? If you’re interested in learning about today’s roofing options for your new roof, call us at (813) 283-2544 for your free roof replacement estimate. If you’re not sure if tile roofing is right for you, we can help you decide between asphalt, clay and metal roofing as we offer all roofing materials.