Clay Tile roofs are seen along the Florida coastline. These roofs can come in multiple styles. The most common tile styles range from simple or Spanish. Clay Tile roofs can go with many home styles: historic, modern, or contemporary. These roofs can provide a timeless look.
Clay Tile roofs can come in multiple colors ranging from brown, red, blue, green or white depending on your preferred choice of color. These roofs are energy efficient at absorbing heat keeping your house warm during the cooler months of the year. Clay Tile roofs can last as long as 50 years with proper care.
Clay Tile roofs can withstand heat, but are vulnerable rain which can leave severe water damage or wind. These roofs can be removed during a hurricane with winds of 90 miles an hour. You can ask for water membranes to be installed on your tile roof to resist mold and damage.
Clay Tile roofs are heavy and low maintenance. These roofs are also energy efficient. They can insulate heat and deflect the sun’s rays. Clay Tile roofs would require some additional roofing supports due to the weight on the roof. Clay Tile roofs are also flame resistant. Concrete tiles are non-combustible. Clay tiles with proper varnish coatings can withstand cracks and chipping in the fire.
Clay Tile roofs do not have to be replaced unless specified in a warranty. But general inspection of a tile home includes gutters, protrusion flashings, and venting. But clay tile homes often undergo the routine maintenance of coating, painting, cleaning, and/or sealing like metal roofs. These roofs will not rot in wet climates nor be destroyed by pests. They can be used in any climate or region and can withstand the severest weather conditions, including fire, wind, and snow.
Proper care of Clay Tile roofs includes washing tiles by hand, buffing and painting them in an acrylic based paint to continue the longevity of the tile. Inspections for cracks and chips can be done occasionally.
Clay Tile roofs don’t have to complicated and they don’t have to be leaky either. If you feel like you need your tile roof inspected or replaced, contact us on your website for an appointment today or call us for a free estimate.