Clay and concrete tile roofing are both popular options throughout Orlando. They offer numerous benefits and look great on any style home. If you’re considering tile roofing but can’t decide which type you want, here is some information that may help.
Clay Tile Roofing
You may recall from a previous post that clay tiles date back as far as 10,000 years and little has changed in their composition. Clay tiles are baked in a molds to create what we call the mission style and “S” style tiles. What has changed in the past century is that enamel is now added to the finishing process to change the color. Although we don’t get freezing temperatures much in Orlando, when we do your clay tile may suffer damage if not properly installed and maintained. With proper maintenance, clay tile roofing can last over 100 years.
Concrete Roofing Tiles
Although a newer product, concrete tile roofing has seen tremendous growth in the past decade as an option for homeowners. There are many reasons for the popularity growth:
- Good for any climate – concrete tiles do well in all weather conditions.
- Multiple options – because of the manufacturing process, they come in many styles and colors. One drawback is that because the color of concrete tiles is man-made, it does fade over time.
- Dense – although they are heavy and your roof may need some structural reinforcement prior to installation, the strength and weight of the tiles make them exceptionally strong against wind. In addition, they are excellent insulators against sound and may be the ideal choice for homes near airports to cut down on noise in your home.
- Cost – concrete tiles are more expensive than asphalt shingles but less expensive than most clay tiles. When you consider the life and lower maintenance costs, you may find that the lifetime cost is less.
There are pros and cons to all roofing materials. The weight, which may require additional structural support, and initial expense are the biggest drawbacks to any type of tile. The expected life cycle and lower maintenance costs are two of the biggest advantages. Make sure to call an experienced tile roofing company if you decide tile is right for your home. Russ Noyes Roofing offers some of the leading brands of clay and concrete tile roofing and has the experience to install it properly. Call 407-388-7700 today for your no obligation appointment.