If anything can make your home stand out, it’s the roofing, and nothing beats tile roofs in this regard. Tile roofing offers an endless array of colors and architectural styles to homeowners looking for the longest life out of their roof. But they are not just about the looks.
When installed properly, they can last 50 years or longer; in fact, they come with a 50-year warranty from most manufacturers. Tile roofing offers the perfect balance between quality and beauty, making them one of the most popular roofing options in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tile roof installation requires an experienced roofing contractor, and with over 20 years of experience, Ultra Foam Roofing boasts an in-depth knowledge of tile handling and installation.
Read on to learn more as we double on the different styles, materials, and pros for tile roofing.
Different Tile Roofing Systems in Phoenix
From the traditional fired clay, the manufacturing of roof tiles has also come a long way. Residential roof tiles can match any modern home style and come in many colors, shapes, and sizes. Now, there’s a wide range of environmentally friendly materials to choose from.
If you’re considering tile roofing for your house, you should note that tile roofs are very heavy. You should therefore ensure that your house roof framing is structurally sturdy to support the weight.
Some common types of roof tiles include:
Traditionally, clay tile roofs were orange or red in color, but today they come in virtually any color and a couple of shapes. Even with years exposed to the elements, clay tiles offer excellent color retention and a longer lifespan than other roofing options.
Available in terracotta, Spanish, mission, and French Styles, these roofing tiles at Ultra Foam Roofing will make you a proud homeowner.
They are cheaper than clay tiles but boast a comparable lifespan. They can withstand wind, sun, and roof hail damage. They are a mixture of sand, cement, and water, and since they are fluid in nature before curing, they are easily factory-molded into a wide range of shapes, colors, and textures.
Concrete roof tiles are also lighter than clay tiles making their installation easier and your home safer.
Metal roof tiles are also becoming a trendy roofing option in Arizona. They are usually common in renovated (and now new) buildings whose structure cannot support the heavier roofing material.
Steel roof tiles make the bulk of metal roofing options, but copper and aluminum roof tiles are also available. They are virtually indistinguishable from clay and concrete roof tiles, and you can choose from nearly unlimited color and shape options.
How Long Will Roof Tiles Last?
Typically a Tile Roof can last anywhere from 10-50 years. Roof tiles are built to last. Durability and quality are one of their strongest selling points. Slate, concrete, and clay roof tiles are impervious to fire and resist rot and insect damage.
Once you install a tile roof, you’ll neither need to install another type again nor worry about decay. Tile roofs also require low maintenance unless they break due to heavy impact. Leaks are almost unheard of.
Energy-Efficient Tile Roofing
Cooling is the main concern for homeowners in Phoenix. However, with clay or concrete tile roofs, you can make your home more energy-efficient. Due to their heavy thermal mass, tile roofs help regulate indoor temperatures.
This means your AC unit will not have to work hard to keep your house cool on those blazing summer days.
First, their installation allows for more natural ventilation. The naturally created airspace places a thermal barrier between the tiles and the roof; hence less heat escapes into the house.
Clay and concrete roof tiles also allow your house to remain cooler through thermal emittance; they have the ability to emit heat instead of absorbing it.
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