Roofing in Orlando needs to stand up to strong winds, heavy rain, occasional hail, and strong UV rays from the sun. Some homeowners mistakenly think that tile roofing is fragile or can’t withstand winds. In the aftermath of the 2004 hurricanes that came through Florida, the Tile Institute changed its recommendations for tile roofing installation so it better stands up to wind and strong storms. Here are a few other facts about tile roofing you may not know.
1. Tile Roofing is Durable
In fact, cement tile roofing is one of the most durable roof types available to homeowners today. It withstands impact from hail and when properly installed can withstand winds in excess of 130mph. It’s durability goes beyond standing up to Mother Nature, it lasts for decades. The average life span of a tile roof is 50 years.
2. Tile Comes in Many Colors and Styles
Although the mission style and Spanish style tiles are by far the most common roof tile styles in Orlando, they’re not the only option. Clay and cement tile roofing come in a wide variety of colors and styles to fit with almost any home. Some brands even emulate wood shake and slate!
3. You Can Save Money with Tile Roofing
Tile’s natural insulative properties can help keep your home cooler than other roofing types. You’ll also find that although the up front price is more than some other roofing materials, you won’t have to replace it as often due to its long life span. Most of the time, roof maintenance expenses over the life of the roof are less as well.
4. It’s Environmentally Friendly
Depending upon the type of tile roofing, it’s primarily made from either sand or clay so it isn’t significantly draining on the environment. Not only is the manufacture process less taxing on the environment but the disposal process can be done by recycling the tile.
5. It Can Be Repaired
Just because you have a few cracked or broken tiles doesn’t mean your roof needs to be replaced. When you work with a trained tile roofing repair company, they can fix many issues with your tile roof.
If you need tile roof repair or are considering tile roofing in Orlando, call Russ Noyes Roofing. We work with the top tile manufacturers to provide you with a roof that will look great and last for decades. Call 407-388-7700 for your no obligation quote on your roof replacement or roof repair.