Countless homeowners understand the benefits of installing tile roofing on their house. By choosing this type of material, you can significantly increase the market value of your home, you can get tax benefits for selecting a tile roof, and the new curb appeal you’ll get is sure to make all your neighbors jealous.
Sure, they’re one of the most expensive roofing types on the market, but in most cases, you’ll see a massive return on your investment. Not only will your home be worth more with a tile roof, but the roof itself can also last up to 100 years. Maintenance is more straightforward than other roofing options; you won’t have to replace it, and it helps your home become more energy-efficient.
Tile roofing can be heavy, so it’s imperative to double-check that the structure of your home can handle the weight before you have it installed. At Beck Roofing & Restoration, we offer local tile roofing services to the Richmond area, boasting unbeatable customer service and trained, friendly contractors.
As Richmond homeowners ourselves, we’re committed to enhancing our community by providing all the best supplies and materials you’d expect from a full-service tile roofing company. Our skilled contractors clean up their workspace each day, so you’re not coming home to a total construction site, and they’ll be happy to guide you through the process, keeping your interests in mind every step of the way.
Plus, we don’t want a middle-class budget to prevent you from installing beautiful and safe tile roofing for your family, so we offer flexible financing options like no money down and 0% interest. As you’ll see, tile roofing is a high-quality option that makes for a stunning home, and we’re here to be sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity.
If you’re looking to invest in brand new tile roofing to take your home to the next level, give us a call and set up your free consultation with a tile roof expert. Contact us today!
Benefits of Tile Roofing
Potentially the most undeniable benefit of tile roofing is that it’s incredibly long-lasting. It can survive 50 to 100 years, and it even maintains its color along the way, especially terracotta tile roofing which retains its same vibrant color for hundreds of years; even concrete and clay varieties are better than other roofing options at maintaining tone.
Speaking of variety, another benefit of tile roofing is the sheer number of options available when it comes to style and color. Most people who opt for a tile roof prefer the natural look of clay tiles, but that is not a requirement.
Of course, tile roofing is durable if it can last a century, but why does it stand the test of time? When installed by a professional, tile roofs are weather-resistant, with the ability to stand up to 150 mph winds. They’re also non-combustible which makes them fire resistant, and they won’t rot or find themselves infested with termites or carpenter ants like wood roofs might.
Plus, tile roofing can save you money. Not only does it help your home become more energy efficient so that you’ll save on your monthly electric bill, but some areas even offer tax benefits as an incentive to invest in a tile roof.
Tile roofing is low maintenance. For starters, you most likely will not have to replace your tile roofing; since the color won’t fade and it is resistant to the elements, there’s no need for an upgrade. Of course, you’ll want to get your roof checked out now and then for cracks or missing tiles and have it cleaned, but in general, it’s a low maintenance renovation.
Ceramic Tile Roofing
In truth, ceramic tiles are a subset of clay tiles. More often found on the floors of your home, ceramic tiles are clay tiles that underwent a heating process to solidify different colors or textures. The enamel gets baked into the clay creating a ceramic tile. So, when you go for ceramic tile roofing, it just means you’re getting a customized clay roof.
The terracotta or natural clay style isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you want to give up all the exceptional benefits of tile roofing. Opting for ceramic tile roofing means you get to pick the color and style of your roof to make it unique without losing the durability you desire.
Spanish Tile Roofing
Spanish tiles are not distinguished by the material with which they are made, but rather the style and shape of the tiles themselves. Most often you’ll find this style using terracotta, but it can also be fashioned out of clay or concrete tile roofing. However, for all intents and purposes, a terracotta Spanish tile roof is a beautiful option for durable roofing.
Spanish tiles come in the shape of an “S” so that every tile operates as both a pan and a cover. In layman’s terms, this means you can layer each tile using only one style rather than a pantile and a cover tile.
As far as the material goes, terracotta won’t fade in the sun. Concrete tends to lose its color over time while clay tends to get darker. So, if you love the orange, rusted, traditional color of a gorgeous terracotta roof, you won’t have to worry about it fading in the sun or trimming back trees to avoid shade patterns forming on your roof.
Slate Tile Roofing
Slate tile roofs look more like a shingled roof. However, don’t be fooled because they’re a lot more durable than your average asphalt shingles. Slate is a type of rock that is especially well-suited for cold, wet climates since they don’t typically absorb water and therefore won’t crack when it freezes and expands. Perfect for our Richmond suburbs, Beck Roofing & Restoration is proud to be the Richmond experts in slate tile roofing.
Slate is also dark in color meaning that it’s energy efficient in that it absorbs heat while it’s hot and releases it when things cool down. They provide a sophisticated look, will increase the value of your home, and are perfect for those who want a tile roof but aren’t fond of the terracotta style.
Concrete Tile Roofing
As a more lightweight and affordable option in tile roofing, concrete has become a popular material choice among homeowners looking for the sophistication of a tile roof without the extra burden of worrying if the structure of their home can handle the weight. With a lifespan of around 50 years, energy-efficient qualities, and with the ability to withstand fire, rot, and insects, it is an incredibly durable roofing option.
Overall, the maintenance of a concrete tile roof is relatively simple. Unlike with clay tile roofing, for concrete, you can use a pressure washer from a few feet away with an appropriate nozzle.
Before you go with a concrete tile roof, it’s important to consider a few things. Firstly, your roof’s slope must be more than 18 degrees to control water runoff and weight proportions.
Next, while concrete is lighter than clay, for example, it’s still far heavier than, say, asphalt tiles. It’s crucial to have your home checked out by a tile roof specialist to ensure its structure is right for tile roofing.
Finally, it should be known that just because the tiles themselves are durable and can last for 50 years, the layer underneath isn’t going to be as robust. The underlay of your tile roof should be replaced every 20 years or so and should only be repaired by a trained tile roofing contractor.
Clay Tile Roofing
Considered the traditional style of tile roofing, clay tiles are all-natural and can last as long as 100 years. Clay will be much heavier than concrete tiles and certainly much more substantial than other roofing options like asphalt shingles and cedar slate roofing.
Another difference between clay and concrete tile roofing is the fact that they must be cleaned by hand. Pressure washers aren’t to be used on clay tile roofs which can make maintenance a hassle. However, professionals who have the skills to navigate a tile roof quickly and efficiently will be able to help maintain it with no problem at all.
Like concrete tile roofing, the slope should be more than 18 degrees because its weight may be too much for your home’s structure to bear. The roof could last 100 years but its underlay won’t. Therefore, when considering any tile roofing, it’s imperative to get the qualified opinion of tile roofers for both installation and maintenance.
No matter what you need to get tile roofing underway, Beck Roofing & Restoration is the roofing company to do it. Right here in Richmond, we can do it all – from checking the structure of your home and ensuring it’s safe for tile roofing, to helping you decide between terracotta and slate, we’ve got you covered.
Do you have further questions regarding tile roofing installation? Contact us, and we’ll schedule your free consultation. Get a personalized quote to start the journey to a long-lasting, gorgeous tile roof. Call Beck Roofing & Restoration now!