If you've always used more conventional roofing materials, like shingles and metal panels, then you may not know too much about roofing your home in concrete. Today's concrete roofing tiles are an excellent choice for many homeowners in an array of environments. Here are four reasons to give concrete tiles some serious consideration the next time you replace your roof.
They last a really long time.
Many homeowners steer away from concrete tiles because they're more expensive than shingles. A concrete tile roof costs about $4.50 - $9.00 per square foot, whereas asphalt shingles cost between $1.00 and $4.00 per square foot. However, what they don't take into account is how much longer a concrete tile roof lasts. A concrete tile roof is typically warranted for at least 50 years – and many outlast their warranty. Compare this to the average life expectancy of a shingle roof, which is around 20 years. Concrete is likely to be the more affordable choice in the long-term, since you can get one concrete roof now instead of two or three shingle roofs 20 years apart.
They don't rot, attract insects, or grow moss.
Rot and moss growth are major concerns with shingle and wooden shake roofs. These roofs also tend to attract insects. All of these conditions tend to perpetuate premature roof decay, and they also make roofs look pretty dingy. Concrete tile roofing is resistant to all of these problems, so it stays looking newer for longer.
Concrete tiles won't blow off in a storm.
Asphalt shingles are notorious for peeling off a roof when high winds blow in. Metal roofing panels can also blow off, particularly if the wind happens to catch under the edge of them. Since concrete tiles are so heavy, they will stay put, even in high winds. You also don't have to worry about the denting when a hailstorm blows in, as you would with metal.
Concrete tiles come in various colors and patterns.
If you're picturing a plain, gray concrete roof, think again. Concrete tiles come in many colors and patterns. You can even find ones that are designed to look like cedar shakes. You can choose a color to match the rest of your home's exterior. You can even have your roofer alternate between various colors of tiles to create a unique pattern.
If you're looking for a uniquely attractive, durable, long-lasting roof, concrete tile deserves a spot at the top of your list of options to consider. For more information, contact Angle Ridge Remodeling or a similar company.Share
3 March 2016
One thing I never realized about roofing is what a difference it can make in the appearance of a home. The roofing on my home was more than 20 years old before we got around to replacing it. As we were working with our roofing contractor to choose the materials that we wanted to use, I learned quite a bit about the many, many options that we had to consider. Our blog will show you several of the options and provide you with facts about each type of material that you can use. Hopefully, what we have included here will help you choose the roofing that will look and perform the best on your home.