Tile roofing is one of the most popular roofing products in the world because it has unparalleled durability while offering energy, cost savings, and protection that no other roofing material offers. Keep reading to find out why a tile roof might be the best option for your home.
Designed for Long Term Performance
Tile roofing has the longest track record when it comes to performance compared to asphalt shingles. Advancements in design have improved tile-roofing materials, including natural water shedding and ventilation features, which mean that tile can be used as a roof covering in both warm and cold climates.
Available in Many Colors and Styles
Millard Roofing has built strong work relationships with many of the top tile roofing manufacturers in the industry. Roof tiles are available in all different colors, shapes, and sizes. In fact, concrete and clay roof tiles have been developed to suit any architectural style. Whether you are looking for authentic Spanish and Mediterranean styles or New England Colonial, historic, or contemporary styles, you can find the perfect tile to complement your home. There are limitless possibilities.
Long Lasting Protection
The weight of tile is one of the main reasons for why it lasts so long. The weight provides long-lasting protection, and it also means that the material won’t develop some of the problems associated with other roofing materials. Most homes today are structurally strong enough to support the weight of a tile roof. In certain regions in the country, there are also tile materials being produced that are lightweight, which are ideal for new and re-roofing projects. Due to these factors, tile roofs are quickly becoming one of the most popular roofing choices because they are both durable and easy to maintain. Also, it is much easier to repair a single tile than it would be to replace a single shingle with another type of roofing material.
Can Sustain High Winds
Concrete and clay tiles are also known for their resistance to severe weather. This makes them the preferred roofing material for homeowners who live in areas that have frequent hail and windstorms. This is why there are many tile roofs here in the Midwest. When installed properly, a tile roof is proven to withstand wind speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. This is much greater than most standard roofing systems.
Although clay and concrete tile roofs can be expensive initially, they are one of the most cost-effective roofing systems in the long run. This is because the roofs can last anywhere from 50–100 years. These tile roofs outlast all other roofing materials. Manufacturers often provide warranties ranging from 50 years to the life of the building itself. In fact, there are many buildings standing today in Europe and Asia that have had tile roofs remain intact, functional, and beautiful for centuries.
Requires Limited Maintenance
Every roofing system will require some type of maintenance over time. However, under standard conditions in Omaha, tile roofs will require the minimum amount of maintenance required for any type of roof. This maintenance will be restricted to gutters, flashings, and venting. With a different type of roofing system, maintenance requirements would include roof coatings, painting, cleaning, and/or sealing a vast majority of the roofing system, which can pose quite a challenge!
Your Millard Roofing certified professional roofing expert will help you determine which tile roofing choice is the best style and color to compliment the unique architectural needs of your home.
Call Millard Roofing today for a consultation and estimate.