Tile has long been a favorite roofing material among home and business owners, alike. Beautiful and durable, a tile roof can last 100 years before needing to be replaced. Resistant to all kinds of weather including fire and chemicals, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more enduring roof. Because tile is often handmade and no two roofs are ever the same, this raises the price exponentially. There are ways to lower it some, like getting concrete tile instead of clay tile. It is important to note that all tile is very heavy, so make sure that your roof and foundation can support the weight before purchase and installation. There are four main types of tile: Spanish, clay, concrete, and ceramic. Slate is sometimes categorized as tile, but is made of stone. If you are interested in getting a tile roof in Dallas, TX, call American Pride Roofing at (214)-838-1125 today.
Types of Tile Roofs
Spanish: Requires a lot of upkeep as the Mediterranean-style barrel tiles trap water underneath them which allows mold and leaks to occur.
Clay: The original form of tile roofs, they are handcrafted and one-of-a-kind, so repairs and replacements are hard to get exact matches. They can break from large hail and crack in extreme cold.
Concrete: Made of sand, cement, and water to mimic the look of clay tiles but at half the price. They are the heaviest roofing system due to the cement inside them.
Ceramic: The second most popular tile roof option after clay. It is available in a wide variety of colors.