Tile roofs are most known for their use in the southern states where the climates are warm and the sun is scorching. Research has shown that tile roofs do well in any climate however and can be a beneficial choice for homes all over the country.
What are Tile Roofs?
Tile roofs are made from either clay, concrete or sand-cast. Any of these materials will outlast the typical asphalt roof because of their ability to withstand the elements of any weather. Most of the manufacturers for tile roofs guarantee them for 50 years, but many have been known to last even longer.
Benefits of Tile Roofs
There are many benefits that tile roofs contain including their ability to withstand harsh environmental elements from harsh wind, rain or hail. Tile roofs are also fire proof and resist rot, mold and mildew. The ability of tile roofs to keep homes cooler also gives them the benefit of being energy efficient, therefore reducing your utility bills. Tile roofs can also be installed in any climate, the method of installation has to be tweaked slightly depending on the environment it will be in, but it is possible to successfully have a tile roof in most climates.
Aesthetics of Roof Tiles
In recent years, roof tiles have come a long way. It used to be that roof tiles had the southwestern look, with most homes using the red clay for their tile roof. Today, roof tiles can be made to resemble most any roof type including cedar shakes, which can give your home a very sophisticated roof while giving it longevity and durability for many years to come.
Cons of Roof Tiles
As with any other decision you can make for your home, roof tiles have cons as well. The largest con is the hefty price that accompanies roof tiles, but because of its longevity, the high price up front will pay off in the long run. Roof tiles are also heavy, which means it is imperative to have them professionally installed to ensure their safety as well as their longevity. Any repairs that need to be done to roof tiles should also be done by a professional since roof tiles are not meant to be walked on and professionals know exactly how to repair them without causing any further damage.