For many of us, the pressure to set (and meet) New Year’s resolutions often lead to feelings of guilt than a sense of accomplishment. What if there was a New Year’s resolution that was easy to implement, had immediate, visible results, and will leave you with a feeling of satisfaction for years to come?
Installing a new tile roof is the perfect home improvement project to start the year. So, when taking down your holiday lights or removing stray champagne corks from your roof this January, consider whether installing a new roof could be just the New Year’s resolution for you!
What are the Pros of Installing a Tile Roof?
If you’re considering installing a new roof, you’ll want to think carefully about which material to use. Tiles are among the most popular roofing materials, and they bring distinct advantages. Let’s look at a few of these below.
Versatility and Aesthetic Value
Tiles are extremely versatile and come in all sorts of shapes, colors, and sizes. This will make it easy for you to select a roofing material that best suits the existing style of your home. Tiles can be more aesthetically pleasing than other roof coverings, and a new tile roof can really make a difference to the look and feel of your home
One of the major advantages of tile roofs is their durability. Tiles are made from robust materials that can withstand many extreme weather conditions. Their heavy weight and interleaved installation mean that tiles are highly wind resistant.
They are very effective barriers against rain and will not rust or corrode over time and they can withstand high heat as well as salty air. These qualities make tiles a perfect fit for South Florida’s strong winds and tropical climate. For these reasons, roofs made from tiles tend to have very long lifespans, usually 50 years or more.
One of the biggest reasons home roofing services recommend tile is because of its economic value. In addition to longevity and durability, tile roofs require little maintenance, which saves money over time.
Types of Tiles
At ABC Roofing Corp, we work with two types of tile roofs: concrete and clay. Our concrete tiles are sourced from local tile manufacturers. They offers a wide range of styles and colors to choose from. The other type of tile comes from Altusa Clay Tiles. There are pros and cons to both types of tile roof material.
Clay tiles provide a natural, earthy look, and their color remains rich for decades because of the high temperatures at which they are made. Your budget and style preferences will be the most important factors to consider when you are deciding on the type of tile you wish to install.
What does Tile Roof Installation Involve?
Roof replacement is a comprehensive process and involves removing your entire roof, including the underlayment, and flashing. New underlayment and flashing, which prevent water seepage and protect your roof from water damage, will be installed, followed by the new tiling.
You can also choose to have your new roof treated with Roof-a-Cide, a product designed to keep your roof mold-free and looking brand new for up to two years. This may be especially appealing if you opt for concrete tiles since they are more susceptible to mold and mildew.
Tile Roof Installation in South Florida
ABC Roofing Corp has years of experience in the industry and has assisted many South Floridian homeowners with their roof replacements. Give us a call at 954-344-4622 today to find out more about the roof solutions we have to offer you – we cannot wait to help you tick one New Year’s resolution off your list!