Why Choose Tiles?
Tile has been used as a roofing application for centuries. The durability and versatility of a tile roof makes it an ideal roofing system in most climates. Available in clay and concrete, as well as a variety of looks, tile roofs last decades longer than traditional asphalt shingle roofs. Concrete shingles can last upwards of 50 years while clay tiles can have a lifespan of 100 years. Many property owners are initially interested in tile roofs for aesthetic appeal and are pleasantly surprised when they learn about the long-term benefits of investing in tile. Choosing Between Clay and Concrete
Some property owners simply choose between clay and tile based upon the look they are trying to achieve. Others base their decision on climate. While concrete shingles have an average water absorption rate of 13%, clay typically has an absorption rate closer to 6%. The higher absorption rate in concrete can result in mildewing and staining over the life of the roof. Clay tile roofs can however crack in extreme freezing and thawing situations. An experienced roofing professional can help you explore your options in order to select an application that meets your needs and your budget.
Choosing a Style
When choosing a tile roof, it’s important to account for the existing architectural design of your home. You want to select a style that compliments and enhances the beauty of your property. As you consider your options, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with the styles from which you can choose. Let’s explore the four most common types of tiles roofs on the market today.
Spanish Style Tile Roofs
Spanish tile has is a quintessential architectural element that has been used for centuries, all around the globe. The familiar single barrel design provides a beautiful, continuous wave-like effect. This striking old-world design compliments a wide variety of building styles.
Mission Style Tile Roofs
Mission style tile roofs are closely related to Spanish style tiles. They too deliver an old-world aesthetic and a lengthy lifespan. Defined by high profile tile barrels, mission roofs provide dramatic shadows that change with passing daylight hours. If you select this style, you can also choose between multiple applications methods including mortar boosted as well as staggered or straight rows.
Interlocking Shingle Tile Roofs
Delivering a more modern, industrial look, interlocking single tiles have a sophisticated elegance. The flat interlocking design compliments a wide variety of architectural styles.
French Style Tile Roofs
Another low profile option, French style tile roofs are very popular among architectural buffs. The unique shape of these stunning tiles also produces a spectacular shadowing effect.
Selecting the Proper Types and Options for Your Needs
Still unsure if tile is the best look for your home or wondering how it will do in this environment? Our team will help explain the benefits of the various applications, looks and options available. Rest assured that you’ll find the perfect components that suit your property and budget! In fact, you may also be interested in looking at our Metal Roofs
, which have a unique look and a full array of styles and applications.
Schedule Your Free Tile Roofing Consultation Today!
At Elite Roofing we are the premiere providers of roofing services in Colorado. Our team of experienced professionals can help you select a roofing system that compliments your property and stands the test of time. Allow us to help you determine if tile is the right choice for your roofing needs. Offering free, no-obligations roofing inspections, we are prepared to put our experience to work for you. Schedule your consultation today