Tile roofing can bring a unique look to your home, combining European elegance with the longevity and durability of kiln-baked terracotta clay or concrete. Clay tile is among the longest-lasting and most beautiful roofing material available, merging a dramatic expression of style and function. The effect created by concrete tile is similar to clay, but it tends to be lighter in weight and less expensive.
Homeowners who choose tile roofing have a variety of choices to make, including colors, shapes, sizes and textures. The experts at Batista Roofing can work through each step of the process to be sure that you will enjoy your tile roof for many years to come.
Benefits of Choosing a Tile Roof
- Virtually Maintenance-free:
- Environmentally Friendly (Green):
Roof tiles are available in a number of colors and designs, and can be adapted to almost any custom architectural plan.
There is no need for special water resistance materials, coatings, sealers, and roof tiles require no paint or repainting at any time. If a tile breaks accidentally, it can easily be replaced, and when installed properly, tile roofing can last up to 100 years or more.
Air circulation is often enhanced with the use of roof tiles. Roof tiles help shed solar heat in summer and insulate heat in winter. It is important to choose the correct tiles for your specific climate, since different varieties of tile are appropriate to different climates.
Roof tiles are typically made of concrete or terracotta clay–all natural materials that have been derived from the earth. There are no harmful or toxic chemicals or preservatives added. Roof tiles can also be salvaged and recycled.
Clay tile roofs can last in excess of 100 years, and concrete tile roofs are backed with a 50-year limited manufacturer’s warranty. Either choice provides the peace of mind discerning homeowners deserve.
The Batista Roofing Difference
We only use copper nails. While tile is long-lasting, it is important that tile is installed properly, and with nails that will not rust. If roofing nails rust, they will need to be replaced even though the tile does not.
We ensure proper spacing and tension of your tile roof. Some roofers cut costs by using a larger exposure, which results in using fewer tiles. However, improper coverage leads to more maintenance and shorter roof life.
We are experts in proper flashing design and installation of your tile roof. When roofing underlayments (ice and water shields) are properly installed, the result is a leak-proof roof.