In NJ & PA, tile roofing is a preferred choice for many a homeowner.
Over the years we have developed a keen eye and hand for planning and installing the most desirable outcome when it comes to tile roofing.
Consider before making a firm investment, the pros and cons of the various roofing tile types and also equip yourself with the best questions to ask a prospective contractor prior to engagement.
With so much materially financially at stake, it is important that you make the right decision first time around.
And also one that will benefit you and your family for the long run.
This is why we invest so much of our time before the sale advising our prospective clients on the best approach to achieving their vision.
Call us today for a free, no obligation phone assessment.
The basics of a tile roof
Worldwide, tiled roofing is the most popular type of material used and especially can be seen to prevail in areas such as Spain.
In fact, buildings with a more Spanish-type architecture in the US often have tiled roofing, usually made from Terracotta or slate to suit
Tiled roofing is constructed with overlapping parallel rows of tiles which provide the following qualities:
Once of natures most apparent parables for the tiled roof could be the feathers on a duck’s back. Interlaced and neatly arrayed in sequenced rows – duck feathers (much like a tiled roof) provide a necessary layer of proofing against the constant threat of becoming water logged.
What about the tiles?…what makes the difference on from another?
The composite features and qualities of the whole structure (being the roof) are only but a results of the individual working units (tiles) coming together as one and fulfilling their collective roles.
In comparison with alternative roofing structures, tiles carry the following characteristics:
…however, as an important point to add, due to being heavier in weight, tiled roofing also puts the structure of your house under more mechanical stress.
As a consequence, houses carrying traditional ceramic or terracotta tiled roofing require structural reinforcements, which are not needed for houses hosting lighter roofs made of alternative material.
Still keen on the traditionally tiled look, but don’t have a structurally reinforced house?
No problem, there are lighter alternative tile materials which are currently gaining in popularity for a number of beneficial reasons – one, of course, being weight.
Tiled roofing generally has a long lifetime value with most roofs not needing replacement within 100 year time frame.
Manufacturing warranties for tiled roofs are usually 50 years plus. This affords considerable investment confidence.
Tiled roofing vs. shingle roofing: For Your NJ & PA Home
What common alternatives are there to tiled roofing?
Shingle roofing is the most common roofing material found in Northern America – NJ & PA is no exception.
The immediate benefits of shingle over traditional ceramic or concrete tiled roofing are:
…as such, shingle roofs have been a steady winner in the popularity stakes for decades throughout our dear nation’s domestic house building history.
On your construction retail travels you will find shingle roofs made of the following material composition:
The latter option being the most prevalent and widely sourced, especially for its exceptional waterproofing qualities.
Shingle roofs being of a more technologically modern branch of roofing material are more customizable in nature.
You will find they are available in a variety of:
…and are therefore considered more versatile in their application.
t depends how long or short you are looking? Asphalt is cheaper in the short run, but a tiled roof lasts longer (over 100 years without need of replacement, if installed correctly.)
Asphalt shingle roofs are known to reflect the sunlight more effectively than tiled roofs. This makes asphalt a beneficial choice for keeping cooler interior temperatures during hotter months. The cost saving advantage here against air cooling equipment is attractive.
Also during heavy snow, asphalt has a greater ability for shrugging off snow load, not allowing the house structure to become burdened additionally during snowy conditions.
Tiles also offer resistance to freezing temperatures during bouts of extreme cold weather. Also, because of having a much higher tensile strength, tiled roofs are typically have the capacity to withstand a much larger snow load.
Traditional tiled roofing on you house rather than a shingle roof will dictate the need for structural reinforcements where necessary.
A shingle roof needs no such support.
Quick round up on the comparison
In short, whilst shingle offers the benefit of a cheaper building material for your roofing project saving you money immediately on budget…
A tiled roof with its longer lasting shelf life of over 100+ years, would be more economical over a lifetime.
How are we able to help you get the best out of your NJ & PA tile roofing installation with our services?
We know that tiled roofing in NJ & PA is a team effort. You need the following to make it work:
Our ability to fit right in offering best value contribution in construction is highly value by our customers.
Want to find out what we can do for you?
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.
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* For qualified buyers. $116 represents an average roof replacement. Your monthly payment may be more or less depending on the size of your roof.
We offer many types of roofs that have life cycles anywhere from 10 to 50 years; depending on the roof selected. Every technology has a good, better and best option with varying degrees of longevity. Your roof will definitely last longer with proper maintenance. Routine maintenance, along with a well designed and properly installed system can as much as double a roof’s life.
|Modified Bitumen||12-25 years|
|White Cool Roof Systems||12-30 years|
Roof repair can often be completed within a few hours, depending upon the scope of the project. Replacing asphalt roofing is a much larger job and may require a few days. The timeline for both roof repair and replacement can be affected by the weather — rain, snow or excessive wind can cause installation delays.
Asphalt shingles are the leading choice for residential roofing in the United States. Asphalt shingles provide quality, durability and versatility and offer consumers the broadest array of colors shapes and textures. With an enormous range of styles, asphalt shingles can match almost every type of architectural design.