Concrete tiles mimic the appearance of classic clay tiles but costs approximately 30 to 50 less. Interestingly, concrete tiles are used on more houses than clay tiles in the United States. Both concrete and clay tiles are fire resistant and durable but the greatest advantage concrete tile has over clay tile is its much lower cost. Overall, clay tiles last longer than concrete tiles, but the concrete type are long lasting, with an operational life estimated at 25 to 50 years. Clay tiles generally hold their color better than concrete tiles whose color fading is more vulnerable to weather conditions.
Both concrete and clay roofing tiles are solid and secure, but relatively heavy. If you are considering concrete tiles for your home, make sure you have a professional evaluate the home’s structural integrity and rate the ability of the roof to carry a heavy load. Reinforcement of the roof may be necessary to be able to install concrete or clay tiles. Concrete roofing tiles are manufactured by combining cement with sand and water, applying heat and pressure to mold them. Concrete tiles can weigh nearly 45 percent more than clay tiles and absorb more water than clay, so weight considerations should by carefully evaluated. Clay tiles, however, can more easily break in colder climates than concrete.
Strata Roofing and Construction, Houston, offers years of experience in expert installation of concrete tiles and can explain the considerations for the different slopes of roofs, the need for a waterproof layer under the tiles and tile fasteners. We can show you the myriad options, styles and colors available for residential concrete roofing tiles.
Concrete Roof Tiles for the Houston Metro Area and Surrounding Communities
Strata Roofing and Construction installs concrete roof tiles on homes in the Houston Metro Area and surrounding communities, including: Spring, Cypress, Sugarland, Katy, Rockport and Lufkin.
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