More new homes are constructed and re-roofed with tile roofing than ever before. There are many reasons that tile is the roofing material of choice for homeowners interested in investing in their home. When you choose an experienced tile roofing company for your new roof, they’ll install a roof that will protect your home for decades and look great while doing so.
Protection, Even in a Hurricane
When properly installed, tile roofing can protect your home in winds in excess of 125mph. That’s because their shape, weight, installation and strength can withstand the wind that some other roofing materials simply cannot. Plus, it’s Class A fire resistant and has a higher hail resistance rating than most other roofing materials.
Quality roofing tiles can be expected to last twice as long as an asphalt roof of similar quality. As the sun and heat age asphalt shingles, the only effect the sun might have is fading the color (and many concrete tiles show little effect from fading even after 10 years). Fade is more likely with clay tiles. If your tile roofing company offers a roof tile coating, that can help restore the color without a roof replacement.
Energy Saving, Insulative, Environmentally Friendly
Do you live near the airport or Coast Guard Air Station? You might find that when you replace your asphalt roof with tile roofing that your home is quieter. Concrete tile roofing has sound insulative properties that no other roofing material offers.
Most tile roofing has natural air ventilation so that the roof doesn’t transfer the heat of the sun shining on it into the attic and then, in turn, into the home. Also, there are many more light-colored options in tile than asphalt making it naturally more energy efficient.
Tile roofing is the only roofing product that doesn’t deplete a natural resource. It is also 100% recyclable at the end of its life. When you consider that one tile roof may last as long as three asphalt roofs, that’s a lot of waste saved from a landfill.
Although there’s no such thing as a maintenance free roof, tile roofing requires less than other materials. Primarily your roofing contractor will look for cracked or chipped tiles, deteriorating flashing, fascia and venting.
If you’re looking for a tile roofing company for your roof replacement or new construction, contact Suncoast Roofing Solutions. We’re expert tile installers and offer some of the leading brands of tiles available. Plus we have a proprietary roof coating if you’re looking to refresh your tile’s color. Call (813) 283-2544 for your free roof replacement or roof coating estimate.