Roofing 101: Tile Roofing
When it comes to popular roofing options for the valley, a tile roof is the most common choice. Durable, beautiful, and able to beat the heat, it’s easy to see why Arizona homeowners are choosing tile. Here’s what you need to know about a tile roof installation for your home.
Types of Tile Roof Installations
Most tile roofing in the valley is made of concrete, clay, or sand cast. Concrete is typically made in flat or S-shaped tiles and is the least expensive choice of tile.
Clay is often S-shaped or two-piece, and some tiles are glazed to maintain their color for longer. Clay tiles are easier to break than concrete, but once installed the entire system tends to last longer than a concrete one.
Sand cast tiles are a rustic, two-piece system that is expensive to produce. Sand cast tiles are beautiful, but they can be fairly fragile when compared to other tiles and are easily damaged by hail and other objects.
Comparing Costs of Other Materials
When looking at the cost of other materials, the cost of a tile roof is similar to other long-lasting types such as metal. Some tile roofing materials will be a bit more costly than a metal roof, but the tradeoff is a beautiful, natural-looking appearance for your home.
A tile roof installation will cost several times more than asphalt shingles, but you’ll replace that shingle roof several times during the lifespan of a single clay roof.
Why Choose Tile?
A tile roof is designed for long-term performance. Concrete tiles can last about 50 years while clay tiles have an average life expectancy of 100 years! In other words, your new tile roof will probably outlive you.
Clay tiles also tend to maintain their color, even after decades in the desert sun. They do not burn or rot and will protect your home from damage caused by high wind.
Maintaining a tile roof requires minimal work. With proper installation, only periodic clearing of debris is necessary. If a tile or section of the roof becomes damaged, only those tiles need to be replaced.
Quality Installation Matters
When you choose a tile roof for your Arizona home, the quality of the installation will determine the lifespan of your roof. From choosing the right underlayment for your home and tile type to keeping valleys and protrusions water-tight, you can count on the experts at Renco Roofing to get the job done right the first time.
To learn more about a tile roof installation or to get a quote for your home, contact Renco Roofing today!