Some of the most beautiful architecture in the world utilizes clay tile roofing. One of the most common reasons for installing a clay tile roof is because of the beauty it adds to the building. In addition to this, a clay roof is the most durable roofing material available and can last hundreds of years. These types of roofs have become popular the world over on many different types of buildings. They have most definitely stood the test of time in more ways than one.
While considerably more expensive than other roofing options, the savings from the "one and done" approach to the roof will save money over time. While an asphalt shingle roof must be replaced every 20 years or less, the clay tile roof will still be going strong with no need for replacement. A River Oaks roofing contractor can identify all the costs involved with installing a clay tile roof and will help determine if the structure is appropriate for such a roof.
It is very important that the structure is strong enough to sustain the added weight of the clay tiles.
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These tiles are heavier than asphalt or wood shingles and occasionally added supports are needed to the roof. The clay tile roof is particularly popular on Spanish style construction, adding a particular look to the building.
Clay tiles are also eco-friendly roofing materials. Because of their extremely long life, the impact to the environment is much less. These tiles reflect sunlight and also have natural insulation qualities that absorb exterior heat and cold and prevent it from going into the interiors of the building. This requires less work on the heating and cooling system to regulate temperatures, using less power.
With the same advantages as the clay tile, but at a lower cost, is the concrete tile. Concrete tiles are similar in appearance and function to the clay tile and available in many colors. While it is not intended to have the same longevity as the clay roof, it is still expected to last an exceptionally long time compared to other types of roofing. A well-installed concrete roof can last well over 50 years without any difficulty.
The maintenance concerns for either the clay or concrete roof are minimal. One of the more attractive features is that these roofs will not rot, erode, rust or warp. They are both beautiful and functional on many different homes and buildings.