Tile is an extremely versatile option for commercial roofing, especially when a more decorative and esthetic look is desired. Tile, particularly clay or terracotta, can add an old-world or historic flair to a roof that is very attractive to guests, visitors or clients. With the new shapes, sizes, colors and styles that are available today, commercial buildings can also achieve an extremely modern and updated look. Another bit of good news is that tile also holds its color very well over the years and is not subject to fading.
Advantages to Tile Roofs:
- Durable: Because air circulation is enhanced by the spaces under the curved tiles, tile roofs tend have great durability and can last up to 50 years.
- Tough: Thanks to their composition of stone or baked clay (clay, terracotta, ceramic, slate or concrete are the most often used materials in creating tile roofing materials) tile holds up well under harsh weather conditions, better than almost any other material.
- Drainage: Due to the unique shape of the tiles, tile roofs shed water extremely well.
- Fire Resistance: Because tile is made with clay, stone or concrete it is highly fire resistant.
- Low Maintenance: Tile roofing material requires little or no maintenance.
- Resistant: Tile naturally repels insects and is immune to rot.
Tile Roofing Repair
Damaged or broken roofing tiles should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid further damage to the underlayment from water or exposure to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. Our roofing technicians have very specialized training in properly traversing and repairing tile roofs. In many cases we solve problems with a tile roof that competitors have recommended replacing.
Tile Roofing Maintenance
Regular maintenance will help to avoid costly repairs and ultimately extend a roof's lifespan. Unnoticed damage or debris build-up can allow water to penetrate and compromise the structure, roof decking or even the attic space below. Regular maintenance by qualified tile roofers will catch minor problems early and avoid more expensive repairs in the future.
Tile Roof Experience
Roofing Southwest has plenty of experience on tile roofing, particularly since it is such a popular and attractive product in the southwestern United States.