The Beauty Of Clay Tile Roofs

Construction & Contractors Blog

It's hard to find anything bad to say about clay tile roofs. Of course, everybody has their personal style preferences and opinions, but there are so many different types of roofing tiles when you are looking at roof replacements that it is possible to find a product for pretty much any type of home. Regardless of your budget, what decade your home was built, or your climate, you probably won't have any trouble finding some sort of clay roofing product. Of course, not every clay product is exactly the same. This article takes a deep dive into some of the most popular clay tile varieties and explains what it is like to own a clay tile roof, to help you consider your options when looking at the replacement of your roof.

How Long Will It Last?

In most climates, clay roofing tiles can last 100 years. That is, they can outlast the rest of the home. Clay will only have a shortened lifespan when it is subject to extreme weather, falling debris, or anything else that might actually crack the tile. Most homeowners end up replacing their clay tiles for style reasons rather than any functionality issues. Of course, modern clay tiles are far more advanced and long-lasting been older products. Not only do they last longer, they usually have better insulation, while also being lighter. Many modern products are mixed with other composites to strengthen the tiles, making them perfectly suited to roofing.

Different Styles

There are many things to consider when it comes to picking your exact clay style. When you are shopping around your will hear words like French, Mission, Spanish, Roman, overlapping, interlocking and such. These really only have to do with the shape of the individual tiles and the pattern that it will make up on your roof. This pattern usually contributes to the drainage but it is most important to look at the overall pattern and how it fits on your home.

Usually, there is no discernible difference between lifespan, drainage, or insulation between the different tiles shapes. That being said, manufactures might make a lot of their products with different insulation ratings. So, you might be able to find a ton of Spanish style tiles (because they're so popular) that work with your climate, for example. 

If you have more questions about different styles of tiles when looking at roofing replacement services, reach out to a local roofer for more information. 


1 October 2020

Build It Better

Construction contractors have a very important job. They literally build the structures we live in, work in, and entertain ourselves in. They have control over how these spaces look, and also over how safe these spaces are. Some contractors lay flooring. Others install flooring. Some are generalists and do a bit of everything, from roofing to painting. When you start to understand the nature of a contractor's job, you start to really appreciate all of the buildings around you. It's that appreciation that we really hope shines through as we write this blog to share with you all, our loyal readers.