Tile Roofing is not only esthetically pleasing to the eye, it is also one of the most durable roofing materials. Tile roofing is made from fired clay or fabricated concrete which makes for a non combustible medium. Fired at high temperatures, clay tile roofing can come in a variety of color options by being dispersed throughout the material upon making or by being applied in the form of a coating. A color coating is applied to the fabricated cement tiles as they do not undergo the firing process. It’s important to note that clay and cement tiles are often times confused with one another. Understanding the difference between the two will help you in your process of choosing which product will best suite your project needs.
When considering clay tiles, the most important thing to keep in mind is that they weigh more than fabricated concrete tiles which means your building structure needs to adequately support the weight of this roofing material. Natural clay tiles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, though the textures and visual movement of the tiles is limited unlike cement tiling. Over time, clay tiles mature which means their coloring changes and appears darker than the original tile when purchased. Clay tiles are also more costly upfront due to the materials not always being readily available like cement tiles which contributes to longer lead times and pricing of twice the market value of concrete tiling. However, clay tiles have a higher resale value compared to homes with cement tile roofing. Clay tiles are also more energy efficient and typically have a 50 year to Lifetime warranty depending on the manufacturer.
Concrete tiles are available in a multitude of profiles, colors and textures which complement a variety of architectural styles and design concepts. Some cement tile profiles even mimic the look of a traditional Spanish clay tile without the premium cost. They are weather durable and known to last the lifetime of its structure. Concrete is also a much easier material to produce which provides greater access to product line and less hassle when ordering your roofing. It is a cost effective alternative to clay tiles and in direct comparison to other roofing materials, properties with cement roofing have shown more credits are given on appraisals and sell faster.
We at Reliable Roofing Company have been working with apartment and management companies for over the past three decades, making us the largest and most well known Roofing Company In the Eastern United States. At Reliable Roofing we don't just install and repair roofs, we help manage property owners roofing life cycle. We will help assess and provide professional recommendations according to your budget and curb appeal desires. Apartment owners and managers know that making the right long-term decisions can have a major impact to their bottom line, so they've chosen Reliable Roofing because they can trust us to look after their best interest.