Tile Roofing for Beginners – Part II: Advantages of Tile Roofing
In Part I, we discussed the basics of tile roofing that beginners should be aware of. In this post, we go on to discuss the advantages of tile roofing. This should give you insights on why roof tiles are one of the most popular roofing materials in the world.
Earlier, we said that tiled roofs bring plenty of advantages – so many, in fact, that a separate book will have to be written to tackle them all. For now, however, let’s just take a quick look at the advantages that are of most value to homeowners like you and me.
Energy efficiency is the big thing today. So when it comes to talk about the home and the best home improvement materials designed to promote the efficient use of energy, roofs and roofing materials are no exception. The good news is that roof tiles are one of the most energy efficient roofing materials available today, regardless of what they’re made of. Roof tiles are proven to prevent heat from escaping the home during winter, thereby cutting your heating costs throughout the entire house considerable. Tile roofing also prevents heat from coming into the home during summer, thereby saving you money even while keeping your home cool and comfortable.
When installed correctly, roof tiles can sustain winds of over 150 miles per hour. Not many roofing materials can boast this, except for solid concrete flat roofs. Additionally, the color of the tiles can last for a long time. Tile colors may soften or fade a bit over time, but not as much as with other roofing materials.
Easy to maintain and repair
All roofing materials need to be maintained properly, but roof tiles are much easier to maintain than others. In fact, you’ll only need to perform a visual inspection once in a while or, at least, mainly after major weather disturbances. One tip: Do check the gutters more often, though, to make sure that they aren’t blocked.
The best thing about roof tiles is that it’s rare for the entire roof or, rather, large sections of the roof to sustain damage at the same time. Usually, just one or two pieces at a time will break or get damaged, so you only need to have the broken pieces replaced for your roof to look and perform as good as new.
As mentioned earlier, every roof needs to be maintained. It might be easier to maintain roof tiles than other materials, but this doesn’t mean you should ignore your roof for extended periods. In the next post, we discuss proper maintenance procedures for roof tiles, so stay tuned!