When a homeowner asks us what roofing material we recommend, our answer is almost always cement tile roofing. We love so many things about it including the longevity, how it looks and its many benefits. If you’re wondering about tile roofing and if you should invest in it for your home, here are some reasons we recommend it so highly.
So Many Styles
No matter what architecture your home is or the color, you can find tile roofing that not only compliments it, but also really looks great. Whether you prefer a roof that’s all one color or one that has many, tile roofing is the answer. When you look at both clay and cement tile roofing, there are countless profiles to really show off your roof.
Wind, Hail and Fire Resistant
We know that some newer asphalt roofing has impact and wind resistant properties, however, nothing like tile roofing. When installed properly by a roofing company using the recommendations of the Tile Roofing Institute, your roof should withstand winds up to 150mph – that’s almost the top windspeed of a category four hurricane. When it comes to hail, your tile roof should survive hailstones the size of golf balls without issue. And, they’re Class A fire resistant so the errant spark from your firepit, won’t light them on fire.
There are a few ways tile roofing is more environmentally friendly than some other roofing products. First, they’re recyclable at the end of their useful life and because that life is 2 – 4 times that of an asphalt shingle roof, you are saving significant space in a landfill. Next, they are naturally insulative so they’ll reduce your heating and cooling costs – many meet both LEED and ENERGY STAR® requirements. And, they don’t deplete natural resources like other roofing materials.
Suncoast Roofing Solutions has trained teams in proper installation, repair and maintenance of both clay and cement tile roofing. If you’re looking for a new roof and wonder if it’s right for your home, we offer complete inspections and if yours needs additional support due to the weight differences of tiles versus other roofing materials, we can make those improvements as well. Call us today at (813) 283-2544 for your free roof replacement estimate for tile or whatever roofing material you’re interested in.