When the time comes to replace or get a new roof, it is easy to imagine falling in love with tile. With a long history of satisfying homeowners and enhancing the look of plenty of homes, these days, tile comes in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and profiles that will certainly give your home a look you are craving. With so many options available, tile always holds its color and preserves its beauty over a very long period of time. The result: an increased value to your home.
Working with the tile roofing contractors of Big Al’s roofing, you can decide on the perfect tile for your home that will give it that distinctive look you wish to achieve.
Our Tile Roofing Services
Whether your home needs tile roof repair or replacement, or if you need a new roof, the complete line of roofing services offered by Big Al’s roofing contractors will satisfy all your roofing needs. Let us set up an initial consultation to discuss your roofing needs, no matter how small, or large your roofing issue is.
When you need to repair or replace a few tiles, at Big Al’s, we will take the time to source the right tiles to match those currently on your roof. Our expert contractors have the care and professionalism you need to deliver the most beautiful tile roof for your home. Give us a call today, and let’s get started.
Signs Your Tile Roof Needs Repairs
A properly installed tile roof by Big Al’s tile roofing contractors is designed to last for decades. However, if your tile roof is over 25 years old, you may require flashings to be repaired or installed to prolong your roof’s life. Many tile roofs in Florida were installed without proper flashing many years ago. If you can see cement in valleys or vent edges or if you can see gaps, you may have an issue with the flashing.
By installing double flashing, you may find that your roof will last 50 years or more. By combining base flashing with a sealed underlayment, your tile roof will be protected in the event of a storm, and water will easily slide off the tops of the tiles.
How long do tile roofs last?
Being weather-resistant, tiles have a well-deserved reputation for durability and for their unmatched ability to withstand high winds and hail. They are also fire-resistant and never suffer from insect damage.
Are tile roofs more energy-efficient than other roofing materials?
As a homeowner in the South Florida area, you are most likely dealing with high energy bills month after month because of the air conditioning that keeps your home cool. If you are interested in making your home even more energy-efficient, consider a tile roof.
Tile roofs create a more stable interior temperature for several reasons. To begin with, tiles emit heat back into the air when the sun hits them directly instead of absorbing it and raising the temperature of the home. Selecting a roof tile in a lighter color will also help in reflecting the rays of the sun, allowing your house to remain cooler. Finally, by being installed individually, roof tiles allow for more ventilation than when an overlapping sheet roofing material is installed. Besides their unique look, these benefits make tiles a great investment since they add value to your home.
Why are tiles better than shingles?
Tile roofs require much less maintenance than shingles and are superior at resisting severe weather. Also, their fire rating is the highest of any roofing shingle.
The most popular tiles for roofs are clay tiles. They have been around for thousands of years in different forms, and they offer strong protection from the elements. They are also much more lightweight than their concrete counterparts.
What type of maintenance do tile roofs require?
Despite their long lifespan, tile roofs require some maintenance, such as replacing broken tiles when you spot them, replacing any flashing that becomes damaged, and removing any mildew, moss, or algae that you may find growing on them.
What if I find broken tiles on my roof?
If you do, call the tile roof replacement contractors from Big Al’s Roofing right away. Not addressing the problem leaves your home open to leaks, and you risk the damage getting worse. Do not attempt to change the missing or broken tiles yourself since it may result in severe injuries to you and further damage to your roof. Let us take care of this for you.
If you are considering renovating your home, changing or repairing your roof, think of all the benefits offered by tiles since they are a top-quality material that will immediately enhance the look of your home. We will gladly stop by your home and give you an initial consultation where we can discuss the best tile options for your roof. Call us today.