We love tile roofing. There are many reasons we specialize in clay and concrete tiles. Not only does it look great on any home, but it also has many benefits over asphalt shingles. We’ve talked in previous blogs about tile roofing’s durability, wind resistances, and long life and today we’re going to share a lesser known benefit, its Insulative properties.
Different Tile Styles and Materials Offer Different Benefits
Suncoast Roofing Solutions offers both Boral and Eagle Roofing Tiles. If you’re looking for a traditional style tile or a tile that looks more like slate or even something with a contemporary twist, these two leading brands have a solution that will meet your needs. Depending on both the style and material you choose, you will get different benefits.
Clay Mission Style Roofing Tiles
One of the more popular types and styles of roofing tiles in Florida is the traditional clay mission style. These clay, or terra cotta, tiles reflect nearly 35% of the sun’s rays which reduces energy usage during the summer. In addition, because of the way the mission style tiles are made, the air between the roofing deck and the tile insulates against both heat and cold. The relatively thick tile itself helps insulate against chilly nights. If you’re looking for a roofing product that is environmentally friendly, you can’t go wrong with clay roofing tiles.
Concrete Tile Roofing
No matter which design style concrete tile you choose, you will gain several insulative benefits. If you choose a concrete tile with a profile similar to the mission or barrel style, the shape will provide the same benefits as the clay version. Depending upon the color you choose, you may gain a slightly lower or greater reflectivity of the sun which can help keep your home cool.
One of the reasons we promote concrete roofing tiles over clay in many instances is their ability to provide sound insulation. When external noise comes into the home, it can impact the comfort of those inside. If your home is in one of the flight paths of Tampa International Airport or St. Petersburg – Clearwater Airport, you should consider concrete roofing tiles. Because they are extremely dense, they keep noise out better than any other roofing product.
No matter what type of tile roofing you choose, your home will be better insulated. You likely will see energy savings and in many cases your home will be quieter. Keep in mind that the type of roofing material isn’t the only factor to consider when you are looking to increase the energy efficiency of your home. Have your Tampa roofing contractor inspect the ventilation and insulation to maximize your home’s energy efficiency. Suncoast Roofing Solutions checks ventilation and insulation every time we do a roof replacement. Call us for a quote on your new tile roofing today 813-283-2544.