Tile roofing is designed to protect your home against the harsh elements while providing a visually pleasing, traditional appearance for the ultimate curb appeal. Tile roofs come in many different colors and materials. They are a great option for protecting your home in northern Arizona from high winds, rain, and hail during the summer monsoon season.
Why Tile Roofing?
Tile roofing is perhaps the most durable and long-lasting roofing option available. It has been tested to withstand hailstones as large as two inches and winds up to 150 mph. Clay and concrete tile roofs carry a Class-A fire rating, which means your home in Arizona will be protected from all the elements. Tile roofs also have a very long life expectancy, with some roofs lasting for more than 100 years.
Another benefit of tile roofing is that it is breathable and naturally insulated. This provides ventilation for your home during the summer and warmth in the winter. Furthermore, with practically endless color options and a southwestern look, tile roofs are a very attractive option for your home.
Types of Tile Roofs
Tile roofs can be built from many different materials that offer different benefits. Some of the most common materials include:
Clay roofs are fireproof, durable, and come in a range of colors, from traditional terracotta to blue, green, and yellow.
This roofing option is also fireproof and has a similar appearance to clay tiles while offering better durability. They can also resemble slate tiles but are much less expensive to install. Keep in mind, that concrete tiles are heavy and may require roof reinforcement.
Much like single-sheet metal roofs, metal tiles offer great longevity, durability, and leak resistance. They are also visually appealing, with some being designed to resemble clay or slate tiles.
Also called stone tiles, slate is one of the oldest roofing tiles available. It is also one of the longest-lasting, with some roofs lasting more than 100 years. Every slate tile is unique, which gives slate roofs a natural variance. However, slate tiles can be more difficult and costly to install than other options.
Made of fiberglass or cellulose fiber, bituminous tiles are lightweight, flexible, and easy to install. They are thick in appearance and less prone to leaks than some other options.
Like slate, copper tile roofs can also last more than 100 years. They are a visually appealing option that will develop a natural patina over time.
A new alternative to ceramic, polymer-sand tiles are stiff and durable. They are produced in a mold and offer great longevity.
These multi-layered tiles are made from metal, acrylic, and stone granules. They offer a natural appearance while providing the same benefits as metal roofs, including lightweight and high durability.
S-type Clay Roof Tiles
These tiles are designed to keep out rain. They are traditionally made from materials such as terracotta or slate. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used and some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze. S-type tiles are shaped at the exposed end to give a decorative effect.
Inspired by the architecture of Italy, France, and Spain, mission tile is a predominant style in the tile roofing family. Mission tile roofing is prized for its distinctive look that changes as sunlight casts changing shadows across the roof surface
Tiles are the classic roofing material here in the Southwest.
The experienced contractors at Hahn Roofing can install a durable and functional tile roof on your home in Northern Arizona. Contact us today to learn more.