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It can be tough to know which roofing material is best for the environment. Some materials, like asphalt shingles, are harmful to the environment and can actually increase your home’s carbon footprint.
Save energy and help the environment by using clay or concrete tiles on your roof.
Clay or concrete tiles can last up to more than 50 years, which is longer than that of the object they lie on.
Because clay and concrete tiles are made out of sand and clay, they cannot burn. This gives added safety benefit to your roof.
Clay and concrete tiles don’t decay, are very adaptable and tough, need less upkeep, and afford more shelter for the residents.
A clay or concrete tile roof is extremely durable and can last up to 50 years, on average, which means some roofs last longer than that. However, the underlayment beneath the clay or concrete tiles will likely need repairs or replacement before then.
The benefit of a clay or concrete tile roof is its long life, but the material does run higher than some other roofing materials. Your costs will depend upon the type of tile you choose and the size of the roof, plus labor costs. Tiles typically run between $7 and $14 dollars per square foot. On average, a clay or concrete tile roofing system will run between $20,000 and $35,000 for 1,500 square feet.
We don’t recommend walking on a clay or concrete tile roof unless you’re a professional roof installer. The tiles can crack or break easily, causing a lot of damage. Use a ladder to clean gutters, hang Christmas lights, or reach debris. If you have a problem with your roof, call us and we’ll be happy to find a solution for you.
Yes, it’s possible to install solar panels on a tile roof. However, because tiles are brittle and prone to cracking and breaking, you’ll want to hire a company experienced with this type of installation. You’ll also want to be sure your roof is ready for solar panels with a roof inspection and to repair any broken or damaged tiles ahead of time. While Diversified Roofing does not install solar panels, we’re happy to conduct an inspection to see if your roof is ready for solar.
You can purchase clay or concrete tiles from a wholesale roof supplier like ABC Supply Co. We remind you that working with clay tile requires the right tools and a good amount of caution, or you’ll likely crack or break tiles. Please contact us for questions over how to repair cracked or broken tiles on your roof.
Clay and concrete tiles are ideal for hot climates like Arizona and Texas. The tiles are resistant to sun damage, although cement tiles will fade some in the sun. They’re also great for salty air, which makes them a great solution for our customers in the Houston area. Clay and concrete tiles will help keep your home cool in the summer as they reflect light.
Although clay and concrete tile roofs have long lifespans, there are cases where you need to consider replacement. First, if you bought a home and the previous owner didn’t maintain the roof well, it’s possible you’ll need to replace the underlayment, if not the tiles themselves. A quick inspection will help answer that question. Second, if you’re experiencing multiple leaks, your roof likely has some weak points where either the underlayment is worn, tiles are damaged, or the roof flashing was never installed or not installed correctly. Finally, major windstorms can damage your roof by lifting and rattling the tiles enough to crack the underlayment beneath without causing visible damage to your tiles. Get in touch with Diversified Roofing if you’re experiencing any of these situations and we’ll assess your roof for any damage.
Are you wanting to make your home as energy-efficient and eco-friendly as possible, but unsure which roofing material is the best option?
A clay or concrete tile roof is a great investment. Not only do they look great, but they also last much longer than other materials.
Plus, they’re more energy-efficient and can help keep your home cooler in the summer.
You won’t have to worry about replacing your roof again for many years – maybe even decades! And if you ever do need to replace them, both clay and concrete tiles are recyclable and reusable.
So you can feel good knowing that your new roof will actually help the environment.
Contact us today for a free consultation on installing a new clay or concrete tile roof!
Learn more on our blog: Clay and Concrete Tiles: Most Energy Efficient and Greenest Roofing Selections
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