Residential Roofing: Tile
Aesthetically, many homeowners in the Chicagoland area are drawn to the traditional look, texture and color choices of tile.
Tile roofing products are a smart choice for homeowners, for three main reasons:
- Beauty: Tiles add to great curb appeal. Plus, you’ll get more styles and colors with tile than you will with other roofing materials.
- Durability: Properly installed tile roofs can withstand rain, snow, wind, and hail. We use Class A fire rated tiles. Our tiles have been tested to resist hail up to 2 inches. And tiles are known to help lower energy costs because they reduce heat transfer through air circulating under the tiles. Tile roofs require minimal maintenance compared to other roofing materials.
- Affordability: Long term, concrete tile is the most affordable roofing system because it is meant to last for the lifetime of the structure. Other re-roofing materials will require re-roofing at some point. Only clay tile and copper compare to the life expectancy of concrete tile.
Tile roof styles include mission, rounded and flat. Tile roofing systems can be made of concrete, rubber, or clay and are extremely durable. Although there’s little maintenance necessary, the underpinning for your roof must be able to handle the extra weight that tile carries and replacement costs are high.
Clay and concrete tiles have similar physical properties and installation methods. Concrete is typically cheaper to manufacture than clay and it can be made anywhere. Clay tiles must be made near a clay quarry, so additional freight cost can be an issue, and add to the cost of the roof. A well-constructed clay or concrete tile roof should last more than 50 years.
Investing in Tile Roofing
Tile roofing is an expensive type of roof installation as the materials are more expensive and require a strong frame to support the heavy load of the tiles, which may require additional structure work. However, a tile roofing system will last on your home for years to come, improve the resale value of your home, and is extremely aesthetically pleasing.
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