Tiled Roof

Tiled Roof

Why consider a tile roof instead of asphalt shingles? APPEARANCE There is not an asphalt shingle on the market that can match the superior aesthetics of clay and concrete roof tile. The numerous styles, hundreds of colors, and variety of finishes available with roof tile allow you and your designer to create a roof to suit virtually any architectural style or one that is entirely unique. PERFORMANCE Clay roof tile has been used for centuries worldwide and for good reason. Both clay roof tile and its modern partner, concrete, are not only beautiful but also extremely durable. With proper building design and installation, tile roofs can last 50 to 100 years or more. They do not rot in wet climates and are not susceptible to destruction by pests. They can be used in any climate or region and can withstand the severest weather conditions, including fire, wind, and snow. For these reasons, most roof tile manufacturers offer warranties of at least 50 years. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from naturally occurring materials that do not deplete precious natural resources. They are manufactured without chemical preservatives, and old tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Moreover, roof tiles are energy efficient: because of the superior thermal capacity of roof tiles and the ventilated air space that their placement on the roof surface creates, a tile roof can lower air conditioning costs in hotter climates and produce more constant temperatures in colder regions, which reduces potential ice accumulation. COST EFFECTIVE With superior aesthetics, durability, and longevity, roof tile is a cost-effective alternative to other roofing products. A simple comparison of lifecycle costs makes clear that a tile roof is one of the best deals available today.
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Tiled Roof

APPEARANCE There is not an asphalt shingle on the market that can match the superior aesthetics of clay and concrete roof tile. The numerous styles, hundreds of colors, and variety of finishes available with roof tile allow you and your designer to create a roof to suit virtually any architectural style or one that is entirely unique. PERFORMANCE Clay roof tile has been used for centuries worldwide and for good reason. Both clay roof tile and its modern partner, concrete, are not only beautiful but also extremely durable. With proper building design and installation, tile roofs can last 50 to 100 years or more. They do not rot in wet climates and are not susceptible to destruction by pests. They can be used in any climate or region and can withstand the severest weather conditions, including fire, wind, and snow. For these reasons, most roof tile manufacturers offer warranties of at least 50 years. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from naturally occurring materials that do not deplete precious natural resources. They are manufactured without chemical preservatives, and old tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Moreover, roof tiles are energy efficient: because of the superior thermal capacity of roof tiles and the ventilated air space that their placement on the roof surface creates, a tile roof can lower air conditioning costs in hotter climates and produce more constant temperatures in colder regions, which reduces potential ice accumulation. COST EFFECTIVE With superior aesthetics, durability, and longevity, roof tile is a cost-effective alternative to other roofing products. A simple comparison of lifecycle costs makes clear that a tile roof is one of the best deals available today.
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Tiled Roof

What about the insulation value of a tile roof? Tile roofs are good insulators. The combined effect of the roof tiles, decking, and the “air space” between the tiles allows for better air circulation and thereby reduces direct heat transfer, resulting in lower air conditioning costs in the summer and a decrease in the formation of ice dams in the winter. Won’t my building have to be a lot stronger and more costly to support a tile roof? Most commercial or quality residential structures require little or no additional bracing. Additional costs, if any, to support tiles are usually an extremely small portion of the total project. I saw a news picture of a home with a tile roof surrounded by homes burned to the ground. Are homes with tile roofs fireproof? Clay and concrete roof tiles have Class A fire ratings, meaning they are non-combustible. And, both types of roof assemblies maintain their Class A fire ratings throughout their lifecycles. No additional or periodic treatments are required. In addition, buildings with Class A rated tile systems are eligible for the lowest fire insurance rates.
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Tiled Roof

Tile Roof Features and Benefits Chart Design Wide variety of colors Concrete and clay tiles are manufactured in a wide array of colors, from light shades to dark or multi-colored, making it easy to coordinate your roof with exterior colors. Full range of profiles and styles Roof tiles can match any architectural style required for the building structure. They are designed to emulate traditional barrel style or other roofing materials such as wood and slate. Increased value More credits given on appraisal, and houses sell better and faster in direct comparisons to other materials such as asphalt shingle. Durability Long term durability Tile roofs have the lowest life cycle cost of any other roofing material. Centuries old tile roofs are still enduring today. Fire resistance Class A fire resistant as a product and a system. Built to withstand high winds Tiles are designed and tested to meet Florida’s 150 MPH wind speeds. Hail resistance Tile roofs have an added layer of protection built in: the tile itself provides a tough, watershedding outer shell with the underlayment working as an extra shield. Tiles have been tested according to FM4473 for hail resistance ratings. Concrete and clay tiles can resist damage from hailstones as large as 2″ – which is larger than a golf ball. Seismic resistance tested Research performed at USC shows that tile roofs exceed current seismic load requirements for building materials when installed to the current fastening requirements. Green Building Sustainability Tile roofs have the lowest life cycle costs based upon the life of the roofing material and required maintenance which fills LEED and Energy Star requirements. Environmentally friendly Materials do not deplete limited natural resources and have no chemical preservatives used in the production; all waste can be recycled and does not go into land fills; tile roofs’ long life reduces the need for reroofing that clogs landfills unnecessarily. Reflectivity Independent testing performed at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated that tiles have the ability to cut the transfer of heat compared to other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles by up to 70%. Natural air flow Natural air ventilation under the tile creates a heat transfer barrier that can provide the benefit of a cooler house in the summer and a warmer house in the winter. Energy Cost Savings Natural air flow described above keeps heating costs low in the winter and cooling costs low in the summer. Other Ease of installation Tile roofs are one of the simplest systems to install when using trained professionals. Installation and maintenance costs in the long run are much lower than other roofing materials. Easy to maintain and repair Less maintenance involved – tiles are easiest to repair because they are individually installed. Independent industry testing TRI sponsors and supports independent studies performed on seismic, wind, hail, fire and cold weather elements. Installer Certification Contractors go through a rigorous 1 day training program and are then tested on the proper, code approved methods of tile roof installation. Homeowners and builders can search the TRI web site for certified installers in their area to obtain knowledgeable roofers for reroofing and new construction. Learn More About the Benefits of TileFacts of Tile Features and Benefits Chart Tile’s Energy Efficiency Green Building Cool Roof Ratings for Tile Roof Products Recycling Lifecycle Costs Tile Roofs and Weather Elements Fire Wind Earthquakes Hail Solar Tile Roofs Photo Galleries Low Profile Tile Traditional High Profile Tiles SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES See the latest Training Newsletter
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The spread of the roof tile technique has to be viewed in connection with the simultaneous rise of monumental architecture in ancient Greece. Only the newly appearing stone walls, which were replacing the earlier mudbrick and wood walls, were strong enough to support the weight of a tiled roof. As a side-effect, it has been assumed that the new stone and tile construction also ushered in the end of ‘Chinese roof’ (Knickdach) construction in Greek architecture, as they made the need for an extended roof as rain protection for the mudbrick walls obsolete.
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Tiled Roof

Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from naturally occurring materials that do not deplete precious natural resources. They are manufactured without chemical preservatives, and old tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Moreover, roof tiles are energy efficient: because of the superior thermal capacity of roof tiles and the ventilated air space that their placement on the roof surface creates, a tile roof can lower air conditioning costs in hotter climates and produce more constant temperatures in colder regions, which reduces potential ice accumulation.

Tiled Roof