What are the Advantages of Tile Roofing?
While the initial cost of a tile roof is higher, both in materials and installation costs, there are seven distinct advantages that should be taken into consideration before ruling out buying a tile roof.
1. Tile Roofs Last Longer
While asphalt shingles are generally warranted for 30 years, the actual lifespan can vary greatly depending on maintenance and weather conditions. The reality is, most last about 25 years. Tile roofs, on the other hand, can last for one hundred years or more.
2. Tile Roofs are More Durable
Tile roofs stand up better against the elements. In Texas, we have more hailstorms than anywhere else in the country. Tile roofs can stand up to both hail and high winds. Even sun and UV rays damage this material less than asphalt shingles.
3. Tile Roofs are More Aesthetically Pleasing
Tile roofs have more curb appeal. For this reason, they tend to be more desirable should you decide to sell your property, thus increasing your home’s value. Homes that are identical in all other factors tend to bring more money at resale if they have a tile roof. These roofs can be are made from clay, slate or, more recently, concrete. Tile roofs give a variety of pleasing looks and add a unique quality to your home.
4. Tile Roofs are Low Maintenance
Leaks are almost unheard of with tile roofs. There is no rot or insect boring. As these roofs are more durable, needing repair is less likely. Plus, each tile is separate, so if you do have to repair the roof, you are less likely to need a complete re-roof.
5. Tile Roofs are More Energy Efficient
Due to the material and air flow, these roofs help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The better airflow and insulation help lower your energy bill while going “green.”
6. Tile Roofs Can Be Recycled
While we are speaking of “green” since the tile roofing materials are made of are all from the earth, they can be easily ground up and recycled. You can be eco-friendly with no effort.
7. Tile Roofs are Safer
Tile roofs are resistant to fire. If your neighbor’s house catches on fire, there is a wildfire, or someone throws fireworks on your roof on the fourth of the July, you can rest assured your home will not be set on fire. The fire resistant quality can give the added advantage of reduced insurance rates. Plus, you can sleep easier, knowing you are less likely to be woken from this environmental hazard.
Should I Buy a Tile Roof?
A tile roof is worth your consideration. While the initial cost is higher, they are more cost-effective in the long run. The increased home value will bring more money should you decide to sell, and if not? Well, you won’t replace your roof as often, and you will enjoy greater energy efficiency. Plus, you will have the added benefit of the safety of fire resistance and protection against storms. If you are replacing a shingle roof, you do need to consider the increased weight. However, if your home can tolerate the increased weight, a tile roof’s benefits outweigh the disadvantages. Call Becker Roofing and Exteriors to talk to our experts and find out if a tile roof is right for your home today.