Tile roofing service Boca Raton
What is a tile roof?
Tiles come in a wide variety of colors, profiles, and styles. They are available in the traditional style high profile barrel style and also low profile. A tile roof will give your home a beautiful, stylistic look. We specialize in the replacement and repair of tile roofs.
While it has a higher upfront cost, when you factor the life of the roof, or life cycle, tile winds up being the cheapest over time due to its longevity over other materials. Clay roof tiles and concrete roof tiles stand up to the elements as well. Clay is more expensive than concrete. Concrete is about 40% heavier, which makes them more wind resistant than the clay variety. Concrete has a higher water absorption rate and is more likely to get bold and mildew. It is also more likely to fade over time than clay because it is baked rather than fired at high temperature. Clay lasts longer than concrete. Both have been tested to withstand 150 mph winds, 2-inch hail, are Fire resistant rated A. FPL conducted a study that showed a reduction in energy use (by kilowatt) of up to 40%. According to a study by the Department of Energy, this type of material can reduce the transfer of heat (as compared to asphalt) by 70%. In addition to costs savings due to its long lifespan, the cooling cost savings quickly add up. Multiply that by the years the roof can last, and you have significant savings over other products. The wind resistance and cooling costs make it the roof of choice in South Florida.
Synthetic slate mimics the look of natural slate, but is man-made and much easier and economical to install.
Concrete tiles are made from mixing cement, sand, and water then baked, they are available is most of the same shapes as clay.
Clay Tiles are available in a wide variety of shapes and styles: barrel, Spanish, mission, French, flat, scalloped Roman, and S tile.
This tile is made from Slate, a natural stone. This is the most difficult tile to install and requires a special certification. With the advent of more modern products, installing it is becoming a lost art.
Engineered composite tiles
This type of tile has a wide variety of colors and shapes meant to mimic more traditional products. It is more expensive than traditional asphalt shingles, but less expensive than concrete or clay, due to the lighter weight cheaper and easier to install.