Is a Tile Roof Right for Your Home?

is a tile roof right for your home?

With the wide range of roofing available for homes these days it can be difficult to make a decision on which one you would prefer. Here are a few essential facts to consider about the beautiful, classic tile roof – and whether this type may be right for your home. 

Determine Budget

Is the cost of a tile roof within your budget?

Concrete and clay tiles range in pricing, but tend to be more expensive than most shingle roofs, for example.  However, because of their extreme longevity, this price can be recouped over the years.

Maintenance Requirements

A tile roof can last for more than 50 years when properly maintained. With the proper weatherproofing and maintenance, the tiles can last a true lifetime. Weatherproofing includes placing down new underlayment and flashing.

Since tiles themselves are not waterproof, the rest of your roofing system is paramount to ensuring that your home remains dry and protected.

Professional Cleaning

Have a professional cleaning company come out to inspect and clean the tiles on the roof every year or two.  This will catch small damaged areas before they expand, and prevent mildew, mold and algae from growing on the tiles. This can occur in mostly coastal areas, but any place that experiences frequent rain or dusty climates can end up with the accumulation of dust and debris that leads to molding.

A Classic Appearance

Tile roofing displays an attractive appearance and can help raise the value of your home. It remains a popular roof on a variety of European buildings and homes, and can offer a classic, sophisticated look. Traditionally, it comes in cement and clay in dark orange coloring, but can be colored different shades and tones during the manufacturing process.

Professional Insight

These are just a few basic considerations to help you decide whether a tile roof would be a good option for your home.  For a more in-depth analysis, contact our team at A-1 Property Services.  We can also walk you through the various warranties and cost considerations that come into play with your new tile roof in Miami and the surrounding region.

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