Facts about tile roofing—part II

The best roofers in Austin, Texas, such as Accent Roofers, want you to know about the facts about tile roofing. Its popularity worldwide is no mistake. Tile roofs have a great resistance to severe weather. Tiles seem to be able to take whatever Mother Nature throws at them and still come out shining.

Tile roofs are known for their tolerance of high winds. This makes tile the perfect roofing material for homeowners in the southern United States. When properly installed, tile roofing is one of the few roofing systems that has been proven to withstand sustained winds of 150 miles per hour. When storms are coming, this can be quite comforting.

Resistance to fire is another important point in favor of tile roofing. The tile itself is resistant to fire, which in turn makes the entire roof more resistant to fire.

Hail storms pose no problem for tile roofs. The tile itself provides a tough, outer shell that sheds water easily. The underlayment of a tile roof also works as an extra shield. Concrete and clay tiles can resist damage from hailstones up to 2 inches in diameter—that is larger than a golf ball! Choosing to roof with tile is also economical. Concrete or clay tile roofs are some of the most cost-effective choices due to their long lifespan. Most tile roofs will last 50 to 100 years, or more. Both clay and concrete tile readily outlast other roofing materials. Manufacturers can offer warranties that span from 50 years to the life of a structure. Many structures with clay roofs have remained intact and functional for centuries.

Savings is also found when the tile roof is installed. When using trained professionals, such as those at Accent Roofing, installation costs run much lower than with other types of roofing materials. Tile roofs are considered to be one of the simplest roofing systems to install but you always want to choose a quality roofer who is well trained so that all building codes are followed and met.

Of course all roofs require some type of maintenance. This can vary by climate and certain regions of the United States pose special issues that must be addressed. But overall, tile roofs are known for requiring minimal maintenance when compared with other types of roofing. Many times with tile maintenance is limited to gutters, flashings, and venting. With other types of roofs you will face maintenance that can include coating, painting, cleaning, and/or sealing the roof surface along with maintenance of gutters, flashing, and venting. Far more work than anything that needs to be done with tile roofing.

When selling a house, tile roofing helps the house to sell easier and faster when compared with houses that have asphalt shingle roofing. Tile gives the house more value.

When you are looking for an economical, yet weather resistant choice for roofing consider tile roofing. The best roofers in Austin, TX such as Accent Roofers know that your choice will be tile roofing without a doubt.

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