Benefits of a Tile Roof
Clay and concrete tiles are among the oldest roofing materials known to man. Modern roofing tiles are much more technologically advanced than their ancestors hundreds of years ago. You can choose from a vast selection of designs, colors, and high performance finishes. Whether you’re working with a small home or a large commercial property, a natural tile roof can offer all these benefits:
Tiles are environmentally friendly. They are made from natural materials and are fully recyclable at the end of their lifespan.
Natural tiles can last up to a hundred years when they are properly installed and cared for.
Tiles will not rot in moist climates, making them ideal for Central Florida and the Tampa area.
Clay and concrete roof tiles are highly energy efficient. They create a ventilated space within the roof itself, insulating the building and lowering the cost of air conditioning.
If repairs are necessary, our Tampa tile roof repair contractors are always available to restore or replace your roof tiles.
Defining Tile Roofing Types
There are two types of roofing tile, interlocking and overlapping. Interlocking tiles lock together before being affixed to the roofing deck. Overlapping tiles overlap one another before being nailed down. The profile or shape and brand of tile you choose will generally dictate the whether you have interlocking or overlapping tiles.
These are almost always laid in overlapping rows. Some flat roofing tiles are made to emulate wood or slate.
Also known as barrel tiles because they look like half a barrel. When many people think of tile roofing, they often think of this style.
When you watch movies reenacting the roman era, you will see this type of tile. It has a low profile and a wavy look to it. Some manufactures call this style a curved tile.
Spanish or S-Style
This is popular choice in tile roofing in Tampa, especially on the more traditional looking homes. It has a rounded appearance but not as high a profile as the Mission style and looks like an ‘S’. These are almost always overlapping tiles.
As there are many different tile roofing companies manufacturing clay and concrete roofing tiles, you will find different names but overall, they will be one of the styles above. Choosing the right profile tile for you home will depend on the look you want to achieve, the pitch of your roof, and the style of your home.
Choosing Tile for Your Commercial Property
Constructing a tile roof for a commercial property is a long-term commitment to beauty and durability. Our experts at Suncoast Roofing Solutions will explain each step of the tile roofing process, starting with our free estimate and continuing through installation, inspection, and clean-up. Tile may sometimes cost more than other roofing materials, but it pays for itself many times over in the long run. Adding a tile roof to your commercial property will give it a substantial boost in long-term protection and value.