Tile roofs are a Florida favorite for their incredibly durable construction and aesthetically appealing design. And with Florida’s unique climate, tile is sought after for its natural resistance to sun damage along with its superior protection against rot.
Tile gives an appealing air of quality to almost any structure. While many homeowners associate tile roofs with a Spanish and Mediterranean style, tiles are actually available in a multitude of shapes, styles, and colors that allow homeowners to match the appearance of any home. To best fit a home, homeowners can choose clay, concrete or slate tiles in a variety of profiles and colors.
Pros vs. Cons
Although it is true that tile roofs are initially a lot more costly to install than shingle or metal roofs, they also last much longer. With proper care and maintenance, tile roofs have the potential to last up to 80 years. When you compare that longevity to the 10-15 year durability of some asphalt shingles, it’s easy to see how tile can pay off in the long run.
Traditionally, tile roofs are very heavy. Most tiles are made from clay, concrete or sand, but improvements in the manufacturing process have led to new lightweight versions of the tile which can be used on most structures without additional reinforcement. However, it is still recommended that homeowners meet with a structural engineer to ensure that their roof can handle the extra weight of tile.
Excellence Since 1999
If you are considering tile for your roof, take the time to hire a true tile professional. Gulf Western Roofing has been installing tile roofs across the state of Florida for almost two decades! Quality. Professionalism. Expertise. These are the values you’ll find with every Gulf Western Roofing installation.