Tile Roof and it's Benefits
Both clay and concrete tile roofs are beautiful. The available styles and colors will help enhance any architecture resulting in curb appeal that is not available with other roofing materials. Adding the performance and longevity of a tile roof to its aesthetic qualities results in a project that gets noticed. Whether you are a production builder looking for ways to differentiate your development or a homeowner who plans to sell your home in the near future, a tile roof will help increase the home's value.
Strength and Longevity
Through rain, snow, high wind and hail, a properly installed tile roof can withstand the elements providing years of worry-free performance. All roof tile is Class A fire rated and can help to lower energy costs by reducing heat transfer through air circulation under the tile and through concrete's inherent insulating properties. Most tile meets or exceeds current seismic load requirements when properly fastened. Both clay and concrete tile are protected by Limited Lifetime Product Warranty.
When you consider that a tile roof will last for the life of the structure, the full life-cycle cost of the roof is quite affordable when compared to other roofing materials. With regular maintenance, the hassle and expense of reroofing is minimized or eliminated
Most tile manufacturers are committed to developing a cohesive green program focused on delivering, energy-efficient products and systems. The systems are designed to reduce waste and pollution as well as preserves much-needed resources. The way these systems are more energy efficient are:
- Energy Saving Roof - This type of roof system naturally ventilates the space between the roof and the deck, reducing heat transfer into the attic by up to 50% when compared to asphalt roofs. The result means less work for the air conditioner, less expenditure of energy and lower electrical bills for the end user.
- Cool Roof Tile - Cool Roof Tile colors are available for reroofing and new construction projects, which are approved by ENERGY STAR and the Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) for reflectivity. Certain colors may be eligible for rebates through utility companies or government rebate programs. Homes built with CRRC rated products may also be compliant with California's 2008 Title 24 requirements. Buildings using reflective roofing can expect a 7%-15% savings on cooling costs while helping reduce the "heat island effect" on the environment. In addition, Cool Roof Tile may also help a project qualify for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) points ultimately allowing that project to qualify for LEED certification.
- Manufacturing Process - Most roof tile manufacturers are recycling and using recycled products in their environmentally friendly efforts. The modernization of energy efficient equipment in the plants leads to significantly reducing haul-off from their plants into landfills.
Styles and Colors
The wide variety of colors allows homeowners, architects, roofers and builders the ability to find just the right shape and blend for any given architecture. The colors have been designed by professionals with a keen sense of aesthetics and understanding trends in exterior finishes. Whether you're looking for vibrant blends or more naturalistic hues, Tile has everything you need to meet your roofing needs.