So you’re in the market to purchase a new home, or thinking about making repairs from storm damage or upgrades to your current one. One of the most important investments you can make into any home is a new roof. But it doesn’t stop there. You need to decide which type of roof best suites your home, the environment, and the aesthetics of your house. There are also a myriad of options available including metal roofing, slate, asphalt shingles, clay and concrete tiles and more.
Tile Roofing For Your Home
Let’s say you decide on a tile roof. You’ve selected the manufacturer, color and shape, but still need to determine the specific tile you want. One thing to keep in mind is that you should purchase tile that is extremely durable, and designed to last a very long time. The life expectancy of a clay roof is around 30 years, although many can last as long as 60 years, depending on the environment, weather elements, and how well maintained the roof is. If a clay roof is exposed to extended periods of severe weather, including rain, high winds and fluctuating temperatures, repairs may become necessary.
The basic rule of thumb with roofing
Adverse weather conditions will always test the durability of roof tiles over time. That being said, concrete roofs are one of the more durable options that definitely stand up to harsh weather elements. The life expectancy of roof tiles made from concrete should be a minimum of 60 years. The underlay will have a shorter lifespan, which typically lasts for 40 years or so.
Most people who invest in a natural slate roof do so for the beautiful finish it adds to the property, as well as the longevity that most other roof materials cannot compete with. A lifespan of 80-100 years is not uncommon for slate roofing, although this can last longer if maintained properly.
Other Roofing Options
Fiber cement roof tiles are another excellent option to consider. The life expectancy is a somewhat shorter, at about 50-60 years, although this can vary depending on the manufacturer. While man-made slate tiles are typically cheaper and easier to install, they only tend to last for around 20 years. Where natural materials can often outlast the building itself, man-made slate may have to be replaced up to three times over the course of the property’s lifetime.
When trying to determine which tile roof to choose, it’s often best to work with a professional who can guide you through the process of selecting the proper roof that works best for your needs, your environment and your budget. ReRoof Plus is your go-to Roofing Expert and can help you with options and get your roof replaced with a quality roof that will last for years to come. We specialize in negotiating with your insurance company to get your damaged roof claim approved and settled. Call us at 239-766-7663 or Email us for a FREE consultation.