Not only do tile roofs add beauty to a home, they offer a wide range of benefits.
Tile roofs stand up to the worst that Mother Nature throws at them. In addition to protecting your home against hail, rain and fire; certain tile roofing systems can withstand up to a category 5 Hurricane.Travel anywhere throughout Europe, the Middle East and South America and you will find beautiful tile roofs that have stood the test of time.
Both clay and concrete tiles are made from natural materials. Kirkey Roofing recycles all tile materials, making a tile roof an environmentally friendly option.
Tile roofs come with some of the longest warranties in the roofing industry. Comparing the cost and life cycle of a tile roof to the cost and life cycle of a shingle roof, the tile roof is a better value.
Tile roof systems are energy efficient. The combined effect of the roof tiles, air space, and decking allows for better air circulation and reduces direct heat transfer. As a result, a tile roof can lower air conditioning costs in hotter climates like Florida’s.
Benefits of Tile Roofing
- Wide variety of colors
- Full range of profiles and styles
- Increased Home Value
- Greater Return on Investment
- Long-term durability
- Fire resistance
- Built to withstand high winds
- Environmentally friendly
- Reflectivity – Utility and Tax rebates available
- Natural air flow
- Energy Cost Savings
- Insurance discounts
- Lightweight Tile available for almost any home
Many people have a misconception that tile roofs are prone to problems. These problems are largely due to poor installation, inferior installation methods and poor maintenance. Kirkey Roofing has led the industry by providing customers with proven roofing systems that far exceed the life of other tile roofs being installed today. Most roofing companies, to save money, install tile roof systems that offer no certified wind rating, whereas the minimum wind rating of a tile roof installed by Kirkey Roofing will withstand a Category 3 hurricane (130-mph). Tile systems are available that can withstand a Category 5 hurricane (179-mph).