Re-roofing with tile might sound like a significant expense, however, the benefits of tile roofs versus asphalt shingle or metal make tile roofs a wise investment. So what are the benefits that might make it time to install a tile roof? Kirkey Roofing is here with an easy to understand guide on the subtle hints your home might be giving you to make the investment of a tile roof now.
Re-roofing with Tile: Broken Down Roof
Asphalt roofs are usually rated to last 30 to 50 years. But Florida’s unforgiving sun, the humidity, and the plants and animals associated with the Florida climate often lead to failing roofs long before their rated lifetime, as early as 15 to 20 years. Many Florida homeowner’s insurance companies will not insure homes with asphalt shingle roofs that are near 20 years due to the early failures of asphalt shingles. Asphalt shingles come in either fiberglass or a paper fiber mat; both materials are affordable but not known for their hardiness when it comes to weather. Once the material dries out, you can expect to deal with loose granules, cracks, and leaks. Metal roofs don’t fare any better in our pleasant Sarasota tropical climate. High temperatures cause metal roofs to expand and contract, slowly breaking down the airtight seals that keep water out of your roof structure.
Introducing Tile Roofs
Before deciding on whether to re-roof with tile, first, we want to take a look at what we stand to gain with a tile roof. Tile roofs are rated to last anywhere from 30 to 50 years Why? They perform better than any other common roofing material by decades. They deal with heat and cold well enough to be considered great insulators. There is a reason they are a common sight in Florida. Weather events like hurricanes are no problem for tile roofs. Drawbacks such as their weight have been ameliorated by advancements in tile manufacturing. Re-roofing with tile continues to increase in advantages while disadvantages are increasingly eliminated.
The Costs of Re-roofing with Tile
The majority of homeowners shy away from a tile roof because of the initial cost associated with the installation of a roof. It can be multitudes higher than say asphalt or metal roofs. However, when the longevity of the roof purchase is taken into account, there is no competition. Compared to asphalt, a tile roof can last up to three times as long! When you take into account the beauty of a tile roof, they rise to a different level. Tile roofs naturally stand out and, with advances in design technology, continue to increase in beauty. With all the above taken into consideration, re-roofing with tile is the way to go!
Are you ready to re-roof your roof with tile? Reach out to the experts in roof service going on now for 69 years for a free no-obligation estimate on your re-roofing with tile! Call us at (941) 474-2113 or send us a quick message here.