Tile is one of the oldest roofing materials in existence and remains a popular choice for many homeowners. But older doesn't necessarily mean obsolete, and it may surprise you that tile roofing actually surpasses its modern contemporaries in many ways. West Side Roofing discusses some facts about tile roofing.
Tile roofing is, without a doubt, the longest lasting roof material available. It has a proven track record of performance when you compare it against materials like asphalt and metal. Concrete tile roofs have an average life span of 50 years – comparable to metal and slate. Clay, however, has an “average” life span of over a hundred years. Homes and buildings dating to ancient Greek and Roman times still have their tile roofing in place – a testament to the material's sheer longevity.
Tile is one of the most physically durable materials available, and they're highly resistant to the elements. This same resilience means it's also not worn down easily by time, allowing tile to maintain its color for a very long time. The colors we use on our traditional clay tiles come from natural sources and mixtures, which are famously durable and only start fading when they reach their 50-year mark.
Tile roofing is technically pricier than asphalt and some cuts of metal, but it's cost-effective since its effectively a long-term solution to your roofing. Their ability to outlast their contemporary roofing materials means that you're getting a real, long-term value for your roofing when you choose tile. When you have our roofers do the installation for you, we'll make sure to pair your new tile roofing with an equally strong warranty that'll protect your new system for as long as its standing.
Call us at (216) 245-1050 for more information on our products and services. We offer professional roofing services throughout Akron, Parma, Cleveland, and other parts of Ohio.