Why you should consider a tile roof
Whether you’re looking to replace your roof or install a new one, you have a variety of roofing options. In this post, we’ll outline the benefits of choosing one of the most popular roofing types: tile. We encourage you to choose KY-KO for your tile roof repair.
Tile fits Arizona
Tile roofs go nicely with most Phoenix homes, which use brick or stucco construction. Tile operates best in a hot climate with no snowfall, and its durability helps it stand up to the rigors of the Arizona monsoon, a late summer weather phenomenon that brings pouring rain, high winds, and rolling dust storms. For these reasons, when you mention “roof” to a resident of the Southwest, they’ll probably picture tile first.
Tile may outlast your home
One of the major concerns of homeowners when they’re installing a new roof is how long it will last them. The truth is that most roofs are long-lasting. Shingle roofs, for instance, last about 20 years, which, on average, is more time than most American families stay in a single home. Yet, tile roofs take this longevity to the extremes.
If you’re planning on staying in your home for the long haul and don’t want to deal with roof replacement down the road, get a tile roof. Most last about 50 years or so. Even at that point, it’s often the underlayment—material between the wood and the tile on top—that’s failing. With minor upkeep, tile roofs can last far longer. Want proof? There are churches in Europe with tile roofs that haven’t been replaced in centuries.
This is because most tile roofs are made from either fired clay or concrete. These are two of the most durable materials you can use in roofing.
Tile is energy efficient
Here in Phoenix, energy efficiency is on everyone’s minds heading into the long, hot summer. As we watch our air conditioning bills spike, we look for any means of saving energy. One way that many people don’t consider is their roof, and tile is superior to shingles at absorbing the sun’s energy and radiating it outward, away from the interior of your home. It’s one of the reasons that tile roofs have become so popular in Phoenix over the past few decades.
A tile roof looks amazing
Okay, the appeal of different kinds of roofs is a matter of taste. Some people grew up with a classic shingle look, while others gravitate to a flat roof style. However, if you’re living in a home that’s tile-compatible and you’re trying to decide what to upgrade to, give tile a second look.
Here in Phoenix, it’s not difficult to find homes that use the traditional red “s” tile that has a distinctly Southwestern appeal. A deeper red fits a Mediterranean style of home. However, what’s often overlooked is that tile is available in a variety of colors and shapes. There’s even different materials of tile to give you more options. If you need help deciding what direction to go, call KY-KO.
What do you want in a roof?
Tile isn’t for everyone, and that’s why KY-KO installs a variety of other types of roofs, from shingles to the flat roof foam setup. Interested in learning more? Contact us by giving us a call, and we can review roofs with you, and help you figure out which roof is best for your home.