Tile roofs are made to endure. They have been used for centuries in places like Asia and Europe because of their durability, longevity, and accessibility as a raw material. In The United States, they have traditionally been used in regions such as Florida and California, but over the last 10-20 years have become increasingly popular in other parts of the country. With a variety of styles, shapes and colors, there are plenty of ways that a tile roof can be outfitted to compliment any barrel’s exterior.
Tile has the longest life cycle of any roofing material. At minimum a tile roof will last 50 years with little to no maintenance, and can easily last up to a century with proper installation and care. That being said, a tile roof could very well be the last roof your barrel will ever need.Get A Quote
At Home in Any Climate
Though they have been traditionally used in warmer climates, the durability of a tile roof means that even homeowners in colder areas like the midwest can take advantage of their durable, long-term performance. Impervious to fire, resistant to rot and pests, able to withstand extreme temperatures, and resistant to impact from things like large hail.
As an Energy Star material, tile can even help cut your energy costs. Roofs made from clay tile have high thermal emissivity and solar reflectivity, which simply means they don’t absorb heat from solar rays (the level of reflection depends on the tile color). The shape of most tiles naturally allows for airflow under the material, cutting heat transfer up to 70% more than other roofing materials like asphalt. These things combined with the ease of repair and low-maintenance, make tile a cost effective option over the life of the roofing system.
The most recognizable style of tile roofs, barrel tile is a hallmark of old world architecture - synonymous with structures in Europe and The Mediterranean. When you think of tile, this is probably what you’re visualizing. Whether you want to emulate the timeless beauty of a Spanish mission, or just a durable roof for your modern home, this rounded tile comes in high/medium profiles and various colors to blend with your home’s architectural themes.Get A Quote
Combining aesthetic versatility with efficient installation, interlocking tile allows your roof to mimic different architectural styles. Their biggest differentiator is the mechanism that connects the tile to the roof. The larger size and integration of modern technology (interlocking channels) allow for easier and less intensive installation. From French flutes to rustic, Americana style, interlocking tile roofs offer a variety of distinctive textures and profiles to fit your home’s exterior.Get A Quote
The flat profile, variety of textures, and color options available for shingles tile allow for a distinctive appearance across architectural styles. Some manufacturers can even accurately match the tile of an existing roof to maintain a historical appearance. Without compromising its quality or performance, slate shingle can bring the captivating, age-old appearance of European architecture to your home.Get A Quote
If you’re looking for the rustic appearance of hand split cedar shake without all the maintenance, this flat profiled, realistic alternative to wooden materials combines the natural beauty of cedar with the effortless durability of tile. Available in a variety of colors, shake tile allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds: turn-of-the-century American style and the peace of mind of a class A fire rating.Get A Quote
Natural slate is the pinnacle of tile roofing materials. Like other types of tile, they are naturally waterproof and fireproof, but because they are composed of sedimentary rock from volcanic ash and clay, their durability is unmatched. Depending on the quarry they are sourced from and the hardness of that particular rock, a natural slate tile roof can last anywhere from 50 to 200 years. Similar to other naturally sourced materials like cedar shake, no two slate roofs are the same. Their one-of-a-kind texture can add a unique and visually striking appearance to your home’s exterior.Get A Quote