Tile roofs would probably be more prevelent if homeowners knew more about the facts of tile roofs. Besides the fact that they look simply fantastic, here are some other reasons you may want to seriously consider installing tile roofing for your home.
There are many homeowners who feel tile roofing is just plain too expensive. Now, while the initial cost of a tile roof will be more expensive than wood shake or asphalt shingles, in the long run your tile roof will save you money. Over the span of your life, you will need to replace your roof at least three times. Because concrete lasts longer than other roofing materials, it will probably outlast you house. Remember, concrete has been the primary roofing material in Europe for hundreds of years.
There are some homeowners who can only imagine the Spanish looking tiles and think that look wouldn’t work on their home. The fact is, there are many different types and shapes of tiles. You can choose earth tones to blend with the environment or pick something classy or sassy. The choices are really endless.
Concrete tiles are a much hardier product than wood or asphalt. This means your tile roof is less likely to suffer damage from the elements. Tile roofs are also non-combustible meaning you will likely be eligible for lower fire insurance rates. As far as upkeep is concerned, tile roof maintenance is restricted to gutters, flashing and venting. The rest of the roofing surface is virtually maintenance free.
Louisville homeowners interested in tile roofing or any type of roofing for that matter, feel free to contact us regarding your roofing and repair needs.