Tile Roofing Specialists Serving Tucson, AZ & Surrounding Areas
A roof accounts for about 40 percent of the exterior surface of a residential structure. Because it covers such a large surface, your roofing material plays a pivotal role in the curb appeal of your home. Tile roofing gives Tucson homeowners the aesthetics they’re looking for, as well as delivering protection from Tucson’s harsh climate.
One of the primary advantages of tile roofing is the number of options available. Clay and concrete are perhaps the most popular for the Southwestern, Mission, and Spanish-style homes and businesses in and around Tucson. Ceramic and terracotta tiles are versions of clay tile. Other types of tiles include slate, copper and metal.
Because of their weight, clay and concrete tile roofs frequently need additional framing to support the load. If you’re considering switching from another roofing material to tile, it’s a good idea to have one of our expert roofers inspect your framing.
Depending on which of the tile roof types you opt for, tile roofing can provide an old-world flair or a modern, contemporary look. All tile roof types, however, are fire resistant and hold up well to severe weather conditions because of their clay or stone composition. Tile roofs offer home and business owners other advantages as well:
- Durability: Enhanced air movement under the tiles contributes to a life expectancy of more than 50 years.
- Drainage: The unique design of the tiles results in natural shedding of water.
- Energy efficiency: The thermal effect of tiles reflects the sun in the summer and retains heat in the winter.
Tile roofs require little or no maintenance. They are damage-resistant, but when you do need a repair, the repair is typically straightforward. The free inspections we offer at Crest Contracting Roofing will help you keep an eye on the sun’s effects and alert you to any damage to the underlayment. There are other benefits to tile roofs:
- They maintain their color over the years and are not subject to fading.
- They repel insects and are resistant to rot.
- Concrete and clay tiles are environmentally friendly because they can be recycled.
Tile roofs fall in the mid-range of roofing materials in terms of cost. They’re more expensive than shingles but less expensive than slate. For many home and business owners, the higher cost is worth it because of the longer lifespan and energy efficiency of tile.
If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional shingles, tile roofing offers an attractive and durable solution. Crest Contracting Roofing has been installing and repairing tile roofs in Tucson and the surrounding communities since 2007.