Considering getting a roof replacement? You might want to try installing roof tiles instead of the usual asphalt shingles. Roofing tiles have minimal maintenance requirements and high resistance to wind and fire damage, and offer a great deal of design flexibility.
How do you pick a roofing tile? Here are the qualities you should consider:
Durability and Lifespan
You need to pick a roof tile that’s durable enough to last for a long time. Concrete and clay tiles can last 50 and 100 years respectively. Other types of roof tiles, such as ceramic and terracotta tiles, are also quite durable, with manufacturers usually offering 60-year warranties on ceramic tiles and 50-year warranties on terracotta tiles. Slate tiles have the longest lifespans. However, slate tiles are very expensive. Not to mention you’ll need to reinforce your home’s frame as slate tiles are quite heavy.
Your roofing system partly determines your home’s curb appeal, which is why you need to pick a roofing tile that can fit in with the rest of your exterior. Fortunately, roof tiles have been traditionally used in certain architectural styles. For instance, clay tiles, known for their classic appeal, are commonly used in Spanish, Mediterranean and Georgian homes. However, if you want a bit more design flexibility, concrete roof tiles would be a good choice. Concrete roof tiles can mimic more expensive roofing materials, such as traditional clay tiles, wood shake, slate and stone.
Ease of Installation
Keep in mind that roof tiles are easily damaged by foot traffic. That’s why only experienced roofing contractors should handle the installation of roofing tiles.
Looking for experienced contractors in your area?
Quality Assurance Roofing, a company with more than two decades of experience, offers a wide range of professional roofing services. To get a free quote, call us at (479) 279-8500 or (417) 799-7889. You can also fill out our form here. We serve homeowners in Rogers and Springdale, AR, and Branson, MO, as well as the surrounding communities.