This kind of roofing is mostly used, in wetter climates, to prevent any leakages in your roofing structure that could occur due to rain water running down the roof, or snow melting. These tiles are made up of different types of materials; they can be either metal, wood or concrete. The choice of material can be made depending upon the weather conditions around you, your budget and the structure of your house. Along with this, tile roofing also adds a lot of style to your roofing structures. Tile is the preferred roofing method for most Americans, as it just simply fits all housing styles.
Metal tiles provide a great, modern option to your roofing. Metal tiles are extremely durable and, beyond that, they just look cool. Metal tile roofing does an excellent job at reflecting sunlight, which can actually help lower heating and cooling bills. Metal roofing also stands up very well in rain, snow and ice; effectively draining water off of your roof, and away from your house. While metal roofs can cost a bit more than other types of tiles, they also have advantages that other tiles don’t. Metal tiles, if taken care of, can last longer than nearly any other roofing tile type.
Ceramic tiles have, for some time now, been a mainstream choice for home owners all over the world. These tiles are tough, give you added safety from fires, and generally do not require a lot of maintenance. Ceramic tiles can cost quite a bit, as they are made from naturally occurring, organic material, but the benefit (beyond those already mentioned) is that they make your roofing look incredibly custom and high end. Ceramic tiles also hold up very well under intense Texas sun, but can be more prone to chipping, if large debris is dropped on them.
Concrete roofing tiles are very similar in appearance to ceramic tiles, but they are machine made, so they cost a bit less. On top of that, because concrete is a composite solution, these tiles are incredibly solid and hard to break. Concrete tiles have the same sort of styling that ceramic tiles do, with added benefits of lasting longer. Concrete tiles are almost completely fire resistant, and they hold up well against rain, intense sunlight, snow and ice. Even wind is no match for a good concrete tile.
Composite tiles are exactly what they sound like: a mash up of several different materials that are pressed in to one, cohesive unit. Composite tiles are much cheaper than concrete and ceramic tiles, but they have similar benefits to both. The difference is that composite tiles don’t look quite as custom as these other tiles do. Composite shingles are fire resistant and do not have any problem keeping moisture out of your roofing, and home. Composite tiles are generally made up of fiberglass, recycled paper products and asphalt. If you are looking for a well made tile, that doesn’t break the bank, these guys are it.