Picking among the many different types of roofs available can be an overwhelming process. There are different types of roofing materials depending on your specific needs and desires, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Everyone knows asphalt tiles are the most prevalent choice in North America (four out of five roofs use it), but one of the most underrated options in concrete tile roofing. Due to its slightly more expensive nature it’s become a less popular choice in recent years, but here are three reasons to consider it the next time you’re thinking about complete roof replacement.
1.) Customization: Similar to asphalt, concrete tile roofs can be selected to suit the taste of the homeowner. They come in a variety of colors, styles, and designs. If you want to compliment the rest of your homes exterior features it’s essential to pick a roof that will match.
2.) Environmentally Friendly: One of the factors that might help bring the popularity of concrete tile roofs back is their environmentally conservative nature. Unlike asphalt tiles, which do very little to insulate a house, concrete provides excellent insulation benefits. Whether it’s keeping warm air in during winter months, or hot air out during the summer a concrete roof will help you do just that. Studies suggest that this can actually help reduce heating and cooling costs of home HVAC systems.
3.) Weather Resistant:One of the most important aspects of a roof is its overall protection capabilities. Concrete tile roofs are one of the strongest and most durable options available. Similar to metal roofs, which can last up to 50 years a well maintained concrete roof will last similarly as long. It’s even possible to get insurance reductions for some weather-resistant roofs. Metal roofs have been known to provide up to 30% so you might be able to find one for concrete as well.
If you’re roof is in sub-optimal condition it’s time to stop putting a bandage on it and go for complete replacement. Take a look at all the options, but make sure you consider a concrete roof for the reasons stated above.