Tile roofs are well known for their durability and beauty, but they also come with a higher cost and weight. Roofing tiles can be made from materials such as slate, fired clay or terracotta, and molded, tinted concrete. These tiles come in various shapes, such as curved, flat, fluted, or interlocking, and styles. Here’s what you should know:
Tile roofs are ideal for hot weather or coastal areas and can handle heavy rain. However, it is important to ensure that your roof framing can support the weight of tile roofing, which can be up to 2,000 pounds per square for clay tiles and 700 pounds per square for concrete tiles. Installing tile roofing requires professional contractors and can be expensive.
In terms of benefits, tile roofs can last over 100 years, are impervious to rot and insect damage, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient, and low-maintenance. However, tile roofs can also be brittle and break if subjected to heavy impact, and not suitable for all roof slopes.
There are many styles of tile roofing to choose from, such as Spanish, Scandia, Double Roman, Flat shake, Pantile, Barrel, French, Riviera, and more. It’s important to choose a style that fits your aesthetic goals and can handle the climate in your area.
If you’re considering a tile roof for your home, consider talking to a tile roof expert to compare quotes from professionals and weigh the pros and cons of tile roofing. DaVinci Construction is your go-to contractor for all of your siding and roofing needs. Whether you need an installation or repair, we are your solution. Contact us to find out more about the different services we offer!