Although often associated with Spanish-style roofs, concrete tile roofs are an excellent option for any home. Concrete tiles interlock in order to keep weather out of your home, providing you with the protection you need from your roof. TEMA Roofing has extensive experience installing, repairing and replacing concrete roof tiles. Their technicians can guide you through the entire process and will gladly explain any issues they find after inspecting your roof. If you are considering a concrete tile roof, they are the perfect place to go to learn more.
The Average Lifespan of a Concrete Roof
The average concrete tile roof has a lifespan of around 50 years, although the underlayment and batten system may need to be replaced when the roof is between 30 and 40 years old. This may also be true of the fasteners as they can deteriorate with bad weather.
Advantages of Concrete Tile Roofing
Concrete roof tiles are fire resistant and can sustain winds as high as 180 miles per hour. In addition, concrete roofs can withstand freezing and thawing. Concrete tile do not absorb heat like asphalt shingles. Concrete is also very durable, lasting much longer than other types of roofing material. They are also created from natural materials that reflect sunlight which can lower your energy costs. Concrete tiles are available in a wide range of colors and styles, giving your home a unique appearance.
Clay vs. Concrete Tile Roofs
Clay tiles are more expensive than concrete when it comes to roofing materials with some exotic clay tiles costing as much as $200 per square foot. Although concrete fades less than other types of roofing material, clay tiles actually hold their color better. Concrete is slightly heavier than clay but is more durable than clay as well.
Why Choose TEMA Roofing
TEMA Roofing has been installing, repairing and replacing concrete tile roof components for decades. Their technicians have extensive experience in what is necessary to keep a concrete roof protecting your home and family. They can walk you through the inspection process and explain any issues they may see as they review your roof. If you already have a concrete roof, they can advise you whether it needs replacing or if a simple repair will resolve your issues. If you are considering installing a concrete roof, they can review your home structure to be sure it can withstand the added weight and advise you of any additional steps you may need to take.
If you are considering installing a concrete roof or have a concrete roof in need of repair, contact TEMA Roofing today to learn how we can help. You can reach them by phone or complete the simple form online for more information.