Tile roofing is an excellent choice in Austin for selective homeowners. It is a completely recyclable material which is great for green minded homeowners. Known for its durability, some tile roofs have been known to last 100 years. Tile is fire resistant as well but it is not right for every home. Tile roofing can be made of different materials. The most common types of tile are concrete, clay and slate. All of these options come in a variety of colors and choices of brands. Some of the brands we offer include Boral, Claymex, SantaFe and Terreal. Tile roofing is also a great choice for warm weather area like Austin because they are very energy efficient. Not all homes have been built to handle the weight of tile roofing however. A engineers report is recommended if switching from a lighter material such as shingles or metal.
There are advantages and disadvantages of different type of materials used in tile. Clay is lighter and is known to last longer however it is more expensive than concrete. Concrete tile is more prone to staining and mildew than clay because it absorbs more water. Clay tile tends to hold its color longer due to the way it is created. They also have a non-porous finish that reduces color loss or staining. Concrete tiles are more porous and therefore easier to stain.
Slate tile roofing is also a great option for many reasons. It is also fire resistant as well. It can withstand the impact of bad weather conditions for years to come. Slate is a 100 percent natural product and can be recycled. It has also been used on roofs for centuries with great success. The weight of the material with slate also has to be taken into account before changing from another type of roofing system.
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