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The Ultimate Guide to Tile Roofs

Updated: Aug 16, 2022

Tile roofs are one of the most common roofing systems used in residential roofing.

You can choose from a variety of different materials, and they are known for their durability and ability to withstand hot temperatures.

Tile roofs are aesthetically beautiful and have been used for thousands of years worldwide.

Made from water, sand, and cement, they are molded at high temperatures; procedures have changed over the years and have significantly increased their performance.

In this article, Ramon Roofing will explain the different systems of tile roofs we have for you.

Do not stop reading!

Types of Tile Roofs

Concrete Tiles

Concrete tile roofs are a cost-effective solution for homeowners.

Thanks to new technologies added to the manufacturing process, they can mimic other materials such as wood shakes, slate tiles, or clay tiles.

However, concrete tiles are heavier, and your house has to have a reinforced structure to avoid any issues.

Concrete tiles have an average lifespan of 60 years, but they can last for up to 100 years when properly maintained.

Slate Tiles

Slate tiles are one of the most beautiful stones in the roofing industry.

Their appearance will definitely impress all your neighbors.

They are made from natural resources, making them an eco-friendly alternative that needs less time in the manufacturing process than clay or concrete.

Thanks to their impressive resistance, they are naturally fireproof, and rarely have to be replaced; they can last more than a century.

They can also resist a lot of humidity while remaining unaffected by rain, hail impact, ice, and snow, making them ideal for all types of weather conditions.

Clay Tiles

Clay tile roofs have a long history. Clay is probably the most ancient roofing material used by humans.

In the past, clay tiles were handmade and were sun-dried to reach their look.

Nowadays, they are machine manufactured and come in different sizes and shapes. For instance, you can ask for barrel or flat tiles.

At Ramon Roofing, you can choose from a variety of colors, and we make sure to seal each tile to withstand ponding water.

Clay roof tiles are heavy and require an experienced roofing contractor to install them. They are prone to shattering when not handled correctly.

To discover how to choose a residential roofing contractor, click here.

Synthetic Tiles

Synthetic tiles are the latest technology that has arrived in the roofing industry.

Their most significant benefits are their lightweight and appeal.

These roofs are usually made from limestone and recycled plastics, making them more affordable than tiles made from 100% natural resources.

Another advantage is the large selection of various styles, colors, and finishes that you can find.

Synthetic roof tiles are excellent for homeowners who want to keep installation costs low.

To discover the FAQs about a new roof, click here.

Metal Tiles

Metal tile roofs include elements like copper, steel, and aluminum.

They are great to withstand ponding water, are fire-resistant, and can last you forever.

There are copper roofs which are more than 500 years old and are still in good shape.

Despite what many people think, they are lighter than concrete, tile, and slate, and they can be manufactured in different forms and patterns.

Want to Learn More About Tile Roofs?

Call Ramon Roofing at (817) 924-1645 or contact us to ask for an estimate!


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