Clay tile has been used as a roofing material for thousands of years. Tile roofs not only add aesthetic appeal to a home but also offer exceptional durability and can withstand high winds, hail and snow load. Clay tile roofing also provides excellent insulation, resists moss growth, is fire resistant, and requires little maintenance. Although it is one of the most expensive roofing systems, a clay tile roof can easily last 50 years or more.
There are a wide range of shapes and styles available. Tile roofing options include flat tiles and shake-style tiles. Also, keep in mind that there are more varieties of colors and styles to choose from than just the standard terra cotta color shown below.
TILE ROOFING BENEFITS
Beauty – If you want a home that stands out, and especially one with a roof that turns heads, tile is an excellent option.
Durability – Tile roofs can last a lifetime if properly maintained. They’re impervious to rot or damage from insects, and offer a high degree of wind and fire resistance. That, in turn, has insurance benefits as well.
Variety – There is a wide array of types and styles available — including tiles that mimic slate or wood.
Long-Term Savings – While the initial costs of a tile roof may be surprising, the long-term savings afforded by an energy-efficient tile roof can be attractive for many homeowners. Bear in mind that a tile roof can last four times longer than a conventional asphalt shingle or fiberglass shingle roof.
Resale Value – The strength and beauty of a tile roof doesn’t just boost curb appeal. It also helps you recoup your investment should you decide to sell your home.
If you are interested in tile roof installation, give our Omaha roofing contractors a call today or fill out the Request an Appointment Form. We look forward to meeting with you to discuss the many different types of roofing systems that McKinnis has to offer.