Clay and Tile

Above the Top Roofing Clay Tile SampleThere are numerous things to consider if you wish to install a clay or tile roof.  There are many advantages of clay or tile roofing, but there are a few drawbacks as well.  

While incredibly appealing with a long life expectancy, clay and tile roofing is very costly.  Tile roofing is a great insulator, which helps to keep homes cooler in summer and warmer during the winter months.  Tile roofs also perform better under severe weather conditions than many other roofing materials.  Roof tile is fireproof and carries a class A rating.  With so many colors and styles tile has the unique ability to accent or compliment each and every homeowner's exterior.

Above the Top Roofing of Holland, MI Clay Tile Sample
One of the biggest drawbacks of a tile roof is the initial installation costs.  When compared to other roofing materials tile roofs can cost several times as much to install.  Tile roofing is extremely heavy, but brittle, it may not only require added structural reinforcement to install, but when a problem does occur, they can be difficult to work on since the individual tiles can break under the weight of a worker.

There is no doubt adding tile roofing to your home adds extra appeal, but with all the advantages and drawbacks this is a huge decision to be made.  All aspects of adding a clay or tile roof to your home should be considered.

Above the Top Roofing Clay Tile Sample

Feel free to call Above the Top Roofing with any questions or concerns you may have on adding clay or tile to your roof.  We will be happy to take a look at the structure of your home and roof deck to make sure your home can handle the added weight of clay or tile.


"Jason from Above the Top Roofing explained how to get help from my insurance company for the hail storm when all the other roofing contractors left me confused."

-Dixie K. of Holland, MI
Hail Damage 2010
Tear off and replace
"Above the Top Roofing came highly recommended from a friend, and they will be the same from me."

-Steve N. of Holland, MI
Tear off and replace
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"We were very happy to see the owner work on the roof with his crew."

-Jan D. of Fennville, MI
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"The Above the Top Roofing crew was very courteous and clean."

-Brad M. of Wyoming, MI
New Construction
"Never knew getting a new roof could be so easy."

-Alan G. of Grand Haven, MI
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Above the Top Roofing

479 58th Street
Grand Junction, Michigan 49450

(616) 218-4709

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