What kind of roof do you have? If you didn’t commission the building yourself, then you have whatever kind of roof was already up there. What you might not realize is that you have a lot of options when it comes to roofing, and at some point, you’re going to have to replace the roof over your head.
When that time comes, it helps to know your options. In the Texas heat and weather, you need something durable. That’s why tile is a popular choice, and it’s only growing in popularity. Take a minute to learn about the benefits of tile roofing and see whether it might be the right choice for you.
Lasting a Long Time
Tile is known as a lifetime roof. When it is maintained, it can last more than a century. Really.
That does not mean that all tile roofs will last more than 100 years. There are definitely environmental factors that heavily impact the lifespan of a roof. Hurricanes and severe weather events can and do damage tile roofs.
The difference is that tile tends to survive those events more reliably than other types of roofing. Tile also weathers sun, heat, changing temperatures, and regular wear and tear a lot better than most roofing materials.
While a tile roof won’t necessarily last 100 years, an asphalt roof has absolutely no chance of lasting that long. So any way you cut it, tile is a durable, reliable roofing material, and it’s one of the strongest reasons to choose tile.
While tile is enduring weather and lasting a long time, it’s also good for the environment. Tile is, in a manner of speaking, made out of dirt. When roofing tiles are at the end of their lifespan, they can return to their natural state without taking a toll on the environment.
On top of that, roofing tiles are often easily recycled. So they don’t have to go into a waste pile, and that’s always good for sustainability.
We’re still not done. Tile is also energy efficient. Because of that, it can reduce the amount of heating and cooling necessary for your home, adding to sustainability throughout the life of the tile.
And speaking of the life of tile, because it lasts so long, a tile roof doesn’t need as many replacements, lowering the overall carbon footprint and environmental impact of the material.
If you ever look up and see the shape of all of the roofs around you, you’ll notice that there’s a lot of variety. Roofs are not standardized, and they have some weird design elements.
The simple fact is that a lot of roofing materials don’t do well with wrapping around the weird design elements, and adapting a material to a roof’s architecture can be difficult and expensive.
Roofing tiles are fairly small, so they adapt to the shape of the roof pretty easily. Designing tile around the shape of your roof does not typically add costs or pain to the roofing procedure.
That’s not all either. Tile can also adapt to a lot of different looks. You can get tiles that look like chipped stone, wood, slate, and of course, clay. That gives you a lot of design options from a single material.
Here’s a big one. The only other types of roofs that last as long as tile are metal (namely copper and zinc). Metal roofs are very loud. When it rains or gets windy, you’ll hear everything amplified.
Meanwhile, tile absorbs a ton of the sound. Life under a tile roof is quieter and more peaceful.
Also, if you’re making the noise (like when your kid decides it’s time to master playing the drums), your tile roof will absorb a lot of the sound and reduce any noise complaints from the neighborhood.
Tile has a lot to offer as a roofing material, and it doesn’t put strain on you as a home or building owner. That’s because sourcing tile and tile labor isn’t very hard. It’s a common enough material that you don’t have to fly in specialists to work on it for installation or maintenance. While tile isn’t a DIY material, it doesn’t require extremely expensive specialized equipment. You will be able to find reliable professional work to install and maintain it. Even better, once it’s on your roof, it won’t need much work to keep it in great shape.
The simple truth is that you can have a tile roof that will bring you all of these benefits. You won’t have to look long or hard for the experts who can take care of it either. Alpine Roofing Construction has been installing tile roofs for decades. We have the skills, knowledge, and experience, and it’s all at your disposal. If you would like to explore tile roofing or any other roofing options, contact us today.