When it comes to repairing or replacing a roof, many homeowners often struggle with making a selection in the roofing material because they aren’t 100% sure what their options are, nor the pros and cons to each.

Have Batterbee Roofing help you learn more about your options with our “Roof Types 101” series, offering detailed information about the type of roofs we can install or repair for you. The second material in this series focuses on tile roofing—an excellent choice for durability, energy efficiency and more.

Why Tile Roofing?

1. It’s the world’s most popular roofing product.

Available in concrete and clay, tile roofing is undoubtedly the most widely used roofing material on the planet. Its durability, energy efficiency and long-term sustainability give weight to why this type of roof is so popular across the globe. While it does tend to be a bit more expensive than other options initially, it shows its value through its extremely long life cycle, and is actually a cheaper option long-term. Tile roofing is a permanent solution that’s intended to last the life of the structure it protects. It’s made in a wide spectrum of colors and styles for a variety of tastes and preferences—another reason for its international popularity.

2. It’s energy efficient.

Both clay and concrete roof tiles are great options for energy efficiency, as they both reflect sun rays and have high thermal emittance. Quite simply, they absorb a reduced amount of heat and are able to give off heat faster than other types of roofing materials. They also have the natural ability to ventilate the area between the deck and the roof, which lowers the transfer of heat pushed to the attic by about 50 percent.


3. It’s durable.

No matter where your home is located, you can rest assured it will be protected with tile roofing. Concrete and clay roof tiles can withstand many different harsh weather conditions, including strong winds, hail, heavy snowfall, high sun exposure and more. Some clay tiles are sealed with a waterproof glaze for even better protection for your roof.

Plus, some manufacturers offer added protection to complement your tile roofing. For example, one of our manufacturer partners, GAF®, offers a specially designed leak barriers called UnderRoof™ 2 Waterproof Protection. This product has a fiberglass-reinforced polyester core and is made with a flexible SBS-modified compound. It provides a watertight barrier against leaks and has even earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal for its high performance.

4. It has a unique look.

Tile roofing offers a completely unique design that can significantly enhance the beauty of your home. Many tiles are shaped to be flat or round, and some are even made to emulate wood shakes. Clay and concrete tiles come in a variety of colors and color textures, including solid colors with a matte or glossy finish, blended colors with light and dark shades, and solid colors with a highlight color splattered on top—each offering a distinguished, original look.

5. It’s designed to be a permanent solution.

By choosing a tile roofing product that’s created to last for the entire lifespan of your home, the full cost ends up being very affordable in the long run. Concrete tile roofing, for example, is an investment that’s meant to bring value to your property, lasting the lifetime of its structure and saving you a significant amount of money long-term.

Whether you’re interested in a roofing product that’s popular, energy-saving, strong, stylish, or a one-time investment, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for with tile roofing. For additional resources about roofing materials, or for more information about our featured services, contact us online or by phone at (352) 504-4441 now!