When it comes to installing a new roof on your home, tile roofs run on the more expensive side in regards to the raw cost of the product as well as the time it takes to install. However, the reasons to install a tile roof on your home go far beyond the initial price tag. A tile roof can be a smart investment.
1. Tile Roofs Last a Long Time
One of the best reasons to install a tile roof is because of the long lifespan of tile. A tile roof can last 50 or more years when it is properly taken care of. So if you don't intend to sell your home and you plan on living in your home for decades to come, a tile roof is a great investment. You will not have to replace your roof again - just take care of it.
2. Tile Roofs Are Easy to Take Care Of
Tile roofs are pretty easy to take care of. Occasionally, you'll want to get up on your roof and sweep away any debris that lands on your tile roof. You don't want debris to block up the valleys on the roof. When the valleys get blocked up, that is when leaks develop.
You also need to keep an eye on cracked tiles. When a tile cracks, replace the damaged tile right away. Quickly replacing any damaged tiles will keep up the structural integrity of your roof.
Unfortunately, the underlayment on tile roofs doesn't last as long as the tile itself. You will have to replace the underlayment every couple of decades.
The best way to keep your tile roof in great shape is to have your roof inspected by a professional once a year. If you take care of any damage promptly, your tile roof can last for decades.
3. Tile Roofs Add Value to Your Home
The type of roof you have, as well as the condition of your roof, either adds or takes away value from your home. Having a tile roof on your home can help increase the value of your home. Tile roofs add value due to the longevity of tile roofs.
Many buyers will happily pay more for a home with a tile roof compared to a similar home with an asphalt shingle roof because they know the tile roof is going to last longer and will require less maintenance over time.
4. Tile Roofs Protect Your Home Against Fire
In California, wildfires present an increasing threat to homes, even in more residential areas. You can help protect your home from fires by installing a tile roof. Tile roofs have earned a Class-A fire rating, which is the highest fire rating a roofing material can earn.
Tile is not a combustible material, which means it will not burn up in a fire. Exposure to heat actually increases the durability of tile. So when flames from a brush or wildfire hit your home, a tile roof can help protect your home. If nothing else, a tile roof can help your home last longer under these conditions.
5. Tile Roofs Can Lower Your Insurance Costs
Finally, a tile roof can help lower your insurance costs. Tile roofs are seen as a safety feature since they have a Class-A fire rating.
Tile roofs can also lower your insurance rates because they are so strong. Tile roofs are hard to damage or ruin, making it less likely that you'll have to file a damage claim for a tile roof after a windstorm or hail storm.Give us a call at Econo Roofing and we can set-up a time to come out to your home and provide you with a quote for installing a new tile roof on your home.