Do I want a tile roof?
We specialize in the repair and replacement of tile roofs. A tile roof gives your home a stylistic and beautiful look. Tiles come in a variety of colors and styles such as traditional, high profile and low profile.
Is a tile roof cost effective?
Tile roofs have a higher cost upfront, but when you take into consideration the life of the roof, tile ends up being the cheaper option over time due to its longevity. Roof tiles stand up strong against weather elements. Clay tiles are more expensive than concrete tiles. Concrete tiles are about 40% heavier which makes them more resistant to high winds. Concrete tiles also have a high water absorption rate and is more likely to get mildew or mold. Clay tiles last longer than concrete because they are baked and not fired at high temperature when made. Both of these tiles have been tested to stand against 150 mph winds, rated A in fire resistance and can withstand 2-inch hail. Tile roofs can help reduce energy use (kilowatt) by 40% according to FPL (Florida Power & Light). This type of roofing can reduce the transfer of heat by 70% according to a study by the Department of Energy. Tile roofs save you money due to a longer lifespan and cooling costs. All of this adds up during the years and you can be saving that extra money by choosing a tile roof. The wind resistance and energy savings are an ideal choice for South Florida.
Tiles that are made of synthetic material mimic the look of natural slate but are man made and much easier and cheaper to install.
Concrete tiles are made by mixing and baking sand, water and cement. These types of tiles are available in most clay shapes.
Engineered composite tiles
These types of tiles have a variety of shapes and colors made to mimic more traditional tiles. Composite tiles are less expensive than clay or concrete tiles, but more expensive than asphalt shingles. Because these tiles are lighter, they are cheaper and easier to install.
These tiles are available in a variety of styles and shapes. The styles that clay tiles come in are barrel, Spanish, French, mission, scalloped Roman, flat and S tile.
Slate tiles are made of a natural stone, slate. Slate tiles are the most difficult to install and require that the installers have a special certification. With the availability of more modern materials, installing slate tiles is becoming obsolete.