Tile roofs can add a lot of character to your home. While they used to be made from fired clay, tile roofs are now made from concrete, giving this material strength and longevity. In fact, tile roofs can easily last for 100 years or more, requiring little maintenance.
Are ceramic tile roofs all they’re cracked up to be, though? Here’s some reasons why they’re a premium material.
Advantages of Ceramic Tiles
The major selling point of this material is its life expectancy. A 100-year lifespan is average for tile roofs, especially when they are installed in the right climate. Additionally, tile roofs are fire-, rot- and insect-proof. Recent advances in manufacturing have also made newer models more resistant to impact damage from hail and similar debris.
Since tiles are made from earth-based materials, production is more environmentally friendly than other roofing types. Moreover, recycling unused, broken or aged ceramic tiles are easier for both consumers and roofers. The tiles are ground up and returned safely back to the environment.
As far as design choices go, these days tiles can come in a variety of styles and colors that fit most aesthetic choices. Commonly, you can find ceramic tiles that are perfect matches for Contemporary, European and even the antique Medieval home style.
Ceramic tiles are a premium material for roofing. Comparatively, tiles come in at the higher end of the price pool, costing up to twice, even three times, as much as, say, asphalt shingles. The higher costs can be made up for by its lifespan, often outlasting asphalt shingles by decades before showing any signs of deterioration.
Lastly, installing tile roofs require highly trained and specialized roofers as they are relatively more complex to install than other conventional roofing types. This, coupled with their heavier weight, make tile roofs quite a challenge.
Our professionals at Roofing by Curry are trained and experienced at handling, installing and replacing ceramic tile roofing. Call us today at (941) 270-4770, and get a free estimate. We serve Sarasota, FL, and all nearby areas.