Roof Tiles installtion by Allied Roofing - Fort Lauderdale
Today concrete and clay tile roofs are immensely popular in South Florida. Energy efficiency, longer life cycle, and aesthetic appeal has made tile roofing the dominant choice for homeowners looking for an upgrade over asphalt shingles. Some types of clay tiles can withstand wind gusts of up to 150 mph and their surfaces can withstand color fading from the sun for as much as 50 years – important properties when selecting a roofing material for your south Florida home or business. Tile roofs cost almost twice as much as fiberglass shingles but they can last at least twice as long.
Roof Tiles Apperance - Tile Roofing Systems are incredibly popular largely because of their distinctive shapes and colors. The color palette for concrete and clay roof tile includes hundreds of selections with options ranging from a single-color tile to a matrix of up to five colors. Styles range from flat to barrel-shaped tile, and either will change the appearance of a roof dramatically.
Durability - Through rain, hurricane force high winds or hail, a properly installed tile roof can withstand the elements providing years of worry-free performance.
Eco - Friendly - A Tile Roofing System consists of tiles made from naturally reoccurring materials. No chemical preservatives are used in manufacturing and they are 100% recyclable to make new tiles. There isn’t a better way to be kind to the environment when choosing a roofing system. Roof tile can help to lower energy costs by reducing heat transfer through air circulation under the tile and through concrete’s inherent insulating properties.
Roof Tiles Underlayment - It is important to note that the tile does not provide the water protection; most tiles are porous, and water seeps through them. The important part of the roof is the unseen part called the underlayment. Tiles protect the underlayment from the sun and the underlayment protects your home from moisture.The installation of the roofing underlayment is especially important. We re-roof the home with our strong SBS-modified underlayment, and the homeowner rests assured that they have a quality roof that will protect their home for decades to come.
Roof Tiles Installation and repair - Installation and repair of tile roofs is best left to professional roofers with local experience working with tile. Under normal circumstances, tile roofs are virtually maintenance free. However, the ultimate longevity of a tile roof depends on the quality of all elements of the roofing system. For example, many leaks are caused not by tile failure but by damaged or inferior underlayment or flashing. If this occurs, qualified tile roofers can remove the roof tiles, address the cause of the problem, and then replace the tiles intact.
Walking on a tile roof can damage tiles, if not done properly. Even though tile is one of the most durable roofing products available and hardens with age, walking carelessly on it can cause breakage.
Tile roofs are generally split into two main categories: Concrete and Clay
Concrete and Clay Tile:
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