Is a Tile Roof Right for your Home?


Is a Tile Roof Right for your Home?Tile roofing is generally excellent choice for most residential buildings, but there are few considerations to be aware of. There are many benefits to a tile roof, including unmatched beauty and increased curb appeal. They will last as much as four times longer than traditional composition roofing. But before you commit to a tile roof it may be wise to talk to a professional residential roofer about the following to ensure your home is a good fit for this roofing type.

Climate

Not every climate is right for tile roofs. The material that tile roofs are made out of are subject to moisture because of their porous nature.This means the tiles are more absorbent allowing for a possibility of mold and mildew buildup. This means if the climate where you live is regularly wet or excessively humid you should speak with a tile roof expert about your tile roof options to ensure you get the right material. Places such as Texas provides an excellent climate for tile roofs.

Tile Roof Maintenance

Tile roofing will require very careful maintenance. If you plan to do your own roof maintenance you need to be aware that tiles are subject to cracking if you walk on them wrong. It is suggested that you have a professional tile roofer to complete any maintenance. If getting on your roof lay down a foam and plywood pathway to walk on and be sure it avoids the more fragile edge and corner tiles.

Tile Roof Repair

Like any roof, a tile roof will occasionally require repair. The most common type of repair is fixing leaks that occur beneath the tile. A professional tile roofer will be able to correctly remove and replace tiles damaged by severe weather or objects that strike the roof due to wind. Broken tiles should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid more extensive damage.

Tile Quality

One of the most important thing that you need to be aware of is the quality of the tile roofing that you're purchasing. Because tile roofs are so popular there is a large demand for tile which has caused a flood or low quality tiles. Make sure you purchase your tiles from an professional tile roof installer.

If you are interested in a tile roof in Texas for your home be sure to contact Eagle Total Services. We offer quality tile roof installation in Dallas, Fort Worth and throughout the state. Texas is a great location for tile and we'll be sure you get the best tile roofing for your money! Give us a call to request a quote for roofing in Texas at (817) 435-4644 and we'll be happy to go over all of your options!


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Written By Brian Corey

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