Tile Roof Installation and Replacement

Very often Florida homeowners decide to replace their asphalt shingle roofs with tiles.

We install both Clay tile roofs and Concrete tile roofs.

Clay Tile Roof

Clay tiles are generally more colorfast and durable roofing tiles

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Clay tile roofing which is also called Ceramic tile, provides great aesthetics for homes with a southwestern or Spanish Mission design as well as some modern design, and comes in a variety of colors. 

  • Tile roofing has an exceptionally long life cycle – and is expected to have a greater lifespan than that of the material on which the roofing rests.

  • Tile does not rot or burn, and it cannot be harmed by insects.

  • It requires little maintenance, and comes in a variety of colors, types, styles and brands.

  • The clay tiles themselves are fragile, so walking on them can be difficult. Although they are fragile to weight, they are extremely resistant to the elements including harmful UV rays.

Concrete Tile Roof

The main advantage of concrete tiles over clay tiles is the lower cost associated with concrete

Roof Tiles

Concrete tiles boast a Class A fire rating, resistance to insects and rot, and can withstand winds over 150 miles per hour – an ideal trait for hurricane season in Florida.

Concrete roof tiles come in three styles, called profiles:

  • Low/flat – no curves

  • Medium – less than or equal to 1-inch high for every 5 inches in width

  • High – greater than 1-inch high for every 5 inches in width

Tile roof Installation typically involves:

  1. removing old roofing material

  2. inspecting roofing deck and replacing damaged wood

  3. replacing underlayment

  4. adding battens to fasten the tiles

  5. installing new roof tiles

Also there’s an option to use Enameled Roof Tile: The enamel in the ceramic tiles allows different colors and finishes to be used, enabling the reflection and absorption of solar radiation by color. For this reason can be more expensive, although they are more resistant to water and wear.

There are many different profiles, textures and sizes of tiles you can choose from, all equally beautiful.

What you get with Tile roof installation

Ventilation & Insulation

Natural air ventilation under the tile creates a heat transfer barrier that can provide the benefit of a cooler house in the summer and a warmer house in the winter.

Reflectivity

Independent testing performed at the Department of Energy’s National Lab has demonstrated that tiles have the ability to cut the transfer of heat by up to 70%.

Longevity

Roofing tiles have some of the lowest lifecycle costs of any roofing material. Centuries-old tile roofs are still enduring today! Tile roofs have an expected average lifespan of 50 years or more.

Environmentally Friendly

Materials do not deplete limited natural resources and have no chemical preservatives used in the production; all waste can be recycled and does not go into land fills.

Design

Roof tiles can match any architectural style required for the building structure. They are designed to emulate traditional barrel style or other roofing materials such as wood and slate.

Severe Weather Resistant

Roof tiles provide a tough, water-shedding outer shell with the underlayment working as an extra shield, and can resist damage from hailstones as large as 2”. The tiles are designed and tested for 150 MPH wind speeds.

As we know, Roof Tiles last way longer than their synthetic underlayment. Therefore it is possible and very common to replace the underlayment with reinstalling of the original roof tiles. This option saves some money for homeowners. In this case what we would do:

1. very carefully remove roof tiles and place them in piles

2. remove old roofing underlayment

3. inspect roof deck and replace any damaged wood

4. install new roofing underlayment

5. reinstall original tiles

Below you can see some of our completed Tile Roof Installation projects: 

Not sure where to start with your Tile roofing project?

Give us a call and we will promptly assist you!