If you are looking for a long-lasting and attractive roofing option that isn't the standard asphalt shingle, then look no further than tile roofing. Tile provides several benefits as a roofing material.
Tile is extremely durable and has a long lifespan. In many cases, this is the last roof you will need to install on your home. Its durability also means that it is low maintenance. Beyond an occasional cleaning and the replacement of a damaged tile once in a while, a tile roof requires almost no regular maintenance.
2. Fire Safe
A major benefit of tile is that it is fire-resistant. Sparks that land on a tile roof can't ignite since the tile doesn't burn. If you live in an area where wildfires are a possibility or you just live in a dense urban area where a neighboring fire could easily spread to your home, then tile roofing may be a good option if you want to add an extra layer of fire prevention to your home.
3. Storm Resistant
Storms are a major concern in many areas. Hail, severe rain, ice, and wind can all damage an asphalt shingle roof quite easily. Tile roofs, on the other hand, can withstand high winds and nearly anything else a storm can throw at your home. When damage does occur, it is typically minor. A broken or loose tile is typically the worst of it. Fortunately, replacing a tile is both a quick and inexpensive repair.
Green, sustainable roofing options are a must in today's world. Since tile lasts so long, it is extremely sustainable since it likely won't end up in a landfill. Tile is also made of natural materials, and it can be reused or recycled when it does need to be replaced. Further, the manufacturing of roof tiles doesn't deplete natural resources or result in major environmental issues.
5. Design Options
When it comes to tile roofing, you have many options for the design. You can customize the color, shape, and design of the tiles to fit your preferences and to best work with the design of your home. For example, there are tiles that mimic the classic look of gray slate roofs, as well as the highly traditional terracotta Spanish tiles. No matter the architecture of your home, there is a tile design that will look amazing.
Contact a roofing service near you to learn more about your tile roof options.