THE ROOFING EXPERT

Tile Roofing

Tile Roofing

Professionally Installed Tile Roofing

Which type of material to use on your tile roof can be a difficult decision. There are 3 options to choose from:

  • Concrete – Concrete tile can weight up to 1,000 lbs for each 10-by-10 square (every 100 sq ft). That’s a lot of weight! You do not want to install this type of roof without having a structural engineer come and inspect your home.
  • Clay – Clay tile weighs about 20% more, coming in at 1200 lbs per 10-by-10 square. This amount of weight also requires an inspection by a structural engineer.
  • Metal – Imitation tile panels made of metal weigh in at 150 lbs per 10-by-10 square. For this choice, you do not need an engineer.

 

Typically if you’re constructing a new home, then a concrete or clay tile roofing system is a viable candidate. However, if you absolutely must have the traditional materials for a roofing upgrade project, be sure to contact a local structural engineer early to get an estimate on how much reinforcing the house structure will cost.
 

If you currently have a composition roof and you want to upgrade to the tile look, the best option is a metal imitation-tile roofing system.

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