One And Done: Making The Tile Roof Choice

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Have you noticed the wide array of roofing choices now available on the market? If it's time to tackle that task, you might want to consider an alternative to asphalt shingles this time around. Traditional asphalt roofs require a redo every 10 to 20 years or so, and this chore can entail both high costs and inconvenience. You might be able to have your roof redone and never need to do it again if you make the right roofing material choice. One roofing choice that is far from new but adds a whole new level of attractiveness and endurance is tile roofs. Read on to learn more.

Old and Reliable

Constructing roofs with clay tiles has been around for a very long time. A tour of nearly every continent will demonstrate just how widespread tile roofs, are and they hold that popularity throughout the world for several good reasons.

Fire Resistance

Tile roofing is known for being resistant to fire. You might not have considered fire ratings, but tile roofs boast the highest rating available for fire resistance, which is Class A.

Enduring Beauty

While tile roofs have several winning attributes, they also just happen to be very attractive. You might be thinking of the Mediterranean-style homes in coastal areas and in the western and southwestern parts of the U.S. when you think of tile roofs, but those are far from the only look tile roofs can offer. You can have your tile roof match almost any type of architectural design, and they can even mimic the look of expensive slate.

Make no mistake about it: tile roofs do cost more than traditional asphalt shingle roofs. But the cost is more than offset by the longevity of the roof. You can expect a tile roof to last at least 50 years, and many are still going strong many years after that point. The longevity of this type of roof, just as with all roofs, depends a lot on the climate where you live.

Weather Resistance

Speaking of climate, tile roofs do a superior job of standing up to wind, hail, rain, sun, ultraviolet rays, and more without wearing, cracking, or crumbling. If you live in areas affected by hurricanes, you can expect more resistance to the wind, but that same wind can turn these roofing tiles into dangerous flying objects if they do manage to come loose.

There are several types of tile roofing choices available and they vary in cost. Speak to a roofing professional, such as JCB Roofing, and find out more about this long-lasting roofing material for your new roof.

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17 August 2018

Keeping Your Home Dry

Has your home recently began to leak? Perhaps, you had to put a bucket under a leak in your kitchen the last time it rained at your house. If you can relate to this uncomfortable situation, consider talking with a professional roofer in your part of the country. An experienced roofer can examine your roof. Once this individual ascertains the state of your roof, he or she might recommend you repair it or replace it. If you decide to replace your existing roof, you’ll need to figure out if you want your roofer to install something similar to what you currently have or put up something drastically different. On this blog, I hope you will discover the most popular types of roofs roofers install on homes today. Enjoy!