Concrete Tile Systems
Concrete tile roofing can provide a look for homes with a southwestern or Spanish Mission design as well as any member of modern design and comes in a variety of colors and styles. Tile roofing designed and installed properly has an exceptionally long-life cycle and can even have a longer lifespan than the roof deck it is installed on. Most roof tiles do not rot or burn and they cannot be harmed by insects. They require very little maintenance and come in a variety of colors, types, styles and brands. The clay tiles themselves are fragile, so walking on them can be difficult. While they are fragile to someone walking on top of them, they are extremely resistant to the elements including harmful UV rays.
Roofing tiles have some of the lowest lifecycle costs of any roofing material. Centuries old tile roofs are still enduring today. Tiles roofs have an expected lifespan of 50 years or more.
Roof tiles can match any architectural style required for a building structure. They are designed to emulate traditional barrel style or roofing materials such as wood and slate.
Ventilation & Insulation
Natural air ventilation under the tile creates a heat transfer barrier that can provide the benefit of a cooler house in the summer and a warmer house in the winter.
Roof tiles provide a tough water shedding outer shell with the underlayment working as an extra shield. Roof tiles can typically resist damage from hailstones as large as 1”. Additionally, tiles are designed and tested to meet Florida’s 150 MPH wind speed.
Independent testing performed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated that tiles have the ability to cut the transfer of heat compared to other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles by up to 70%.
Tile roofing materials do not deplete limited natural resources and have no chemical preservatives used in the production. All waste can be recycled and does not go into land fills.