Although tile roofing holds up well to wind, no roofing product is perfect when tropical storm or hurricane strength winds come roaring through Orlando. Independent testing by the Tile Roofing Institute found that when clay or concrete tile roofing is properly installed, it can withstand winds in excess of 125mph. This is on par with high-end asphalt shingles and metal roofing.
Hire the Right Tile Roofing Company
It’s imperative that you hire a licensed, and trained or certified roofing company to install your roof. You want your roof installed in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendations, state laws, and best practice guidelines. When it comes to tile roofing, the Tile Roofing Institute updated their tile installation best practices from one page in 2002 to ten pages today. These changes were implemented after Hurricane Andrew and again after Charley, Frances, and Ivan blew through a few years later. Their formulas help roofers determine the best way to install roofs in high wind areas like Orlando.
If you’re interviewing a roofer regarding a tile roof replacement, keep these three things in mind:
- Not all roofers are tile roofing companies – Make sure the one you’re planning on hiring has experience installing your style and brand tile roof. Inexperienced roofers likely won’t know the best practices to install a wind resistant tile roof.
- Compare installation techniques, not pricing – There are several acceptable ways of installing a tile roof but the best way that gives you the most protection from storm damage won’t be done by the cheapest contractor. Ask what is included in the proposal. One example is new underlayment. Every roofer should include this in a new tile roofing installation but not all do.
- Look at their previous jobs – Properly installed tile roofing can be one of the most beautiful ways to finish a home’s exterior. You want to see real examples of the tile roofing company’s work to make sure their installers pay attention to lines and patterns.
Experience, Expertise, and Execution
Russ Noyes Roofing is a tile roofing company who prides themselves on executing the installation properly. We know we can do this because of our training with the manufacturers giving us the expertise we need to install your roof properly. Our experience goes back over a decade and we have no trouble providing you with names and addresses of homeowners whose roofs we installed. If you’re ready to hire the right Orlando roofing company for your new roof, contact Russ Noyes Roofing at 407-388-7700 today.