There 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.
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.
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.