Aside from asphalt shingles, tiles are a highly popular roofing option. They come in a wide range of styles, designs, colors, and materials. Their versatility in personalization and durability make them an excellent choice for homeowners. You can never go wrong by pursuing roof tiles for your next replacement project.
With that said, you may have a lot of questions regarding tile roofs. After all, a roof replacement is a sizable investment and no small project. We understand you may have questions regarding tile roofing, which is why we have answered several of them below. If you don’t see your question below, reach out to our team for an answer.
How long does a tile roof last?
Tile roofs are some of the longest-lasting roof types out there. They last significantly longer than any asphalt shingle roof while competing well against metal roofs. Since tile roofs can be made of different materials, they vary in lifetimes.
Clay and concrete roofs can last 75 to 100 years easily. Many manufacturers are happy to offer 50-year warranties, giving you a lot of bang for your buck! For composite roof tiles, you can expect them to last approximately 50 years.
How much does a tile roof cost?
According to Angi, the average cost to install a tile roof is $7,850 to $23,400. Your roofing project will be impacted by several factors, such as where you live in the United States, the type of tiles you desire, the size of your roof, and the contractor you choose. All of these factors will directly impact your price, so be sure to reach out for a free estimate.
Does the beauty of tile roofs last 100 years?
Certainly! Your tile roof isn’t going to look exactly like the day it was installed, but it will certainly remain gorgeous. In clay and concrete tiles, their color will darken over time. As long as you continue to care for and maintain your tile roof, you can expect them to look beautiful on their last day.
Do tiles come in colors other than brownish-orange?
Yes! The default or natural color of roof tiles is their brownish-orange. However, you can choose tiles that feature earth tones, purple, white, and more! You can even choose multiple colors for unique patterns.
How can I know if my roof is able to support the weight of tiles?
Many believe homes require additional reinforcements for a tile roof, but that isn’t the case. Many homes are built strong enough to support a tile roof with any additional reinforcements in the structure. To be sure your home can support a tile roof, Quality Roofing Specialists can perform a complete inspection. We’ll ensure your roof is capable and let you know if it isn’t.
Do tile roofs require a lot of maintenance?
Nope! Clay and concrete tiles require little to no maintenance. If there is any maintenance, it may include painting, sealing, or cleaning the tiles.
Can I install my own tile roof?
We DO NOT recommend you install your own tile roof. Tiles include a special interlocking system that is best understood and handled by a professional roofing contractor. Please, contact a local roofing contractor like Quality Roofing Specialists to complete the project for you.
Are tile roofs fireproof?
Yes! Both clay and concrete tiles are non-combustible, making your home more durable against potential fires.
Contact Quality Roofing Specialists for Additional Questions
If you have a different question regarding roofing tiles, give us a call at (213) 474-7092 or fill out the form on our free estimate page. Our team can address any questions or concerns you may have with a tile roof. We are happy to work with a number of different tile roof manufacturers. Get your project started with our contractors by contacting us today!