You’re looking at replacing your tile roofing and have gotten a few quotes from different roofers. Perhaps some of the quotes are considerably higher than other quotes and you’re wondering why. You ask the low bidding roofing companies if they’re using a different product than you requested and they say no. You ask if there are going to be other fees like hauling away the existing roof materials or some other surprise and they say no, that’s all included. One question you may not know to ask is if they plan on installing a fully sealed roof system.
What is a Fully Sealed Roof System?
A fully sealed tile roofing system is installed without using nails. This helps protect the home in the event of water intrusion by keeping the water out of the attic and your home. Water can penetrate a tile when there is wind driven rain or if it becomes cracked or broken. When this happens, the water goes onto the underlayment and eventually into your attic or home.
Some tile roofing companies will try to sell you on the fact that modern roof tiles (those made after about 1965) are denser than their predecessors are and don’t leak. It is true that today’s tiles aren’t as water permeable as their predecessors but that doesn’t change the fact that tiles are still subject to cracking and rain. The higher the profile of the tile, the more susceptible they are to wind driven rain getting blown underneath.
A tile roofing company who installs a new tile roof using a fully sealed roof system is installing a higher quality roof. They take more time to do the installation and use different products. If you’re considering a new tile roof, you should ask each company if their quote includes a fully sealed roof system and what their process is. With this information, you will be better able to compare the quotes in an “apples to apples” fashion.
All tile roofing systems installed by Suncoast Roofing Solutions are fully sealed. No matter what type of roofing you want installed, we believe in doing the job in the manner that will best protect our customer’s homes. We are always happy to answer any questions about our process. Our installation techniques help us stand out among the many tile roofing companies in Tampa. Call 813-283-2544 to schedule an appointment for a roofing inspection and quote for your tile roof replacement.