Tiles roofs, also called “Spanish roofs” are made form terracotta clay tiles and are widely used in some areas of the country like southern California. They are often used in the southwest of the United States because they are more efficient in blocking the heat from the sun than asphalt shingles. Tile roofs are not just the terracotta shaped clay tiles you might have initially thought of. They now come in a wide variety of colors and shapes to fit almost any design. The best part of tile roofs is their durability. It is not uncommon for a tile roof in the southwest to last 100 years. There is a manufacture that offers a 75 year warranty on one of their tile roof options.
Characteristics of Tile Roofing
Traditional clay tile roofs are very heavy, and sometimes require more structural reinforcement than other roofing materials. However, tile is now offered in new lightweight versions which can be used on most structures without additional reinforcement.
While many homeowners prefer the look of traditional Spanish and Mediterranean styles, tile roofing is also available in exact replications of shake, wood shingle, and slate. It can be found in a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from the well-known adobe red to colors that are reminiscent of moss green, driftwood grey, and ocean blue.
Tile Roof Benefits
There are many advantages to installing tile roofing, regardless of which material you choose. Some of these advantages include:
Tile Roof Repair
The most common problem with tile, concrete tile, fiber cement, and other types of masonry roofing is cracking. If a tile roof leaks, the problem is almost always with the membrane beneath the tile. In order to repair this, you’ll first have to find the area that is leaking. Once you have identified the source of the leak we can begin the process of repairing the leak. If you suspect a leak, don’t wait, give us a call or contact us for a free estimate before the leak causes any more damage to your home!