When your home needs a new roof, you don't want to put off having this work done, as a high-quality roof will help to insulate your home, keeping your utility bills low. It's also good to remember that the longer you put off getting a new roof, the higher the risk of potential water damage to your home's framework, so you would then need to have the roof rafters and joists repaired as well. A leaking roof may also lead to dangerous mould growth in the home.
When you're ready to call a roofing contractor to get bids for a new roof installation on your home, consider roof tiles rather than plain shingles, and a few questions you might have about this option. This can help you determine the right choice of roofing materials for your home.
Why not get standard asphalt shingles?
Asphalt shingles are very commonly chosen for new roofs, as they're usually the most affordable choice. However, you'll want to consider more than just the installation when considering the cost of a new roof. Concrete tiles may be more expensive than asphalt shingles, but they may last for several more years than standard shingles, and their colour may also stay truer over time as well. Clay tiles may also last far longer than asphalt and may enhance the appearance of your home, even increasing its overall value. Ask your roofer about any guarantee for the tiles and about their colour and appearance, and take these factors into consideration when making your decision.
Do roof tiles all look Spanish?
Clay tiles may have a distinct Mediterranean look, but roofing tiles come in a wide range of colours and styles. Concrete or plastic tiles may be coated any colour and may have a sharp, distinct square shape that makes them look very modern, and not Spanish at all. Whatever look you want for your new roof, you can easily find a tile that coordinates.
Won't hail just break roof tiles?
Concrete roof tiles are not the same as the concrete used for sidewalks and driveways, but the material is still very dense and strong. Clay and other materials used for tiles will also be very dense and will be given protective coatings that won't allow them to fade or crack, even in harsh sunlight and weather. This density and added coatings also protect those tiles from breakage due to hail, falling tree branches and other such debris. Your roofing tiles may then be very durable over the years, no matter the weather and no matter any risks of potential damage.Share
27 March 2018
Hey! Welcome to my blog. My name is Walter and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. Last year, I woke up in a state of shock. The roof of my home had collapsed. I walked out into what use to be my living room only to discover a complete disaster zone. There were bits of slate and wood everywhere. Thankfully, no one in my family was injured. I called in a local roofing company and I worked with them to replace the roof. I learnt a lot about roofing during that week so I decided to start a new blog.