Tile Roofing Questions Answered

Posted on: 17 August 2015

If you are considering changing your home's roof, you may not know about all of your options. In particular, tile roofing is a commonly overlooked solution, because many homeowners are inexperienced with this roofing option. By having these two tile roofing questions answered, you should be better informed when you make the final choice concerning your roof's upgrade. 

Is It Possible To Change From A Shingled Roof To A Tiled Roof?

You may be one of many homeowners that enjoy the appearance of a tiled roof, but your home may have a shingled one. Unfortunately, many homeowners make the mistake of assuming that this means their roof cannot be changed to tile. Luckily, it may be possible for you to change your roof to a tiled one regardless of what the original roofing material was.  

The main limitation when installing tile on a roof is the added weight, but a contractor, like Ideal Construction, will likely be able to install the additional supports needed to safely accommodate this increase in weight. While this will add to the cost of making this change, this may be a small price to pay for ensuring that your home has the type of roofing that you want. 

How Is A Tile Roof Maintained?

Another common concern is that a tile roof will be extremely maintenance intensive. While this would seemingly make sense, it is actually far from the truth. In fact, these roofs are extremely low maintenance when compared to other options. For example, shingle roofs will routinely suffer damages from storms that a tile roof would withstand. Also, shingle roofing is susceptible to other types of animal and insect damage that a tile roof will not need to have addressed.

Typically, your tile roof will only need to undergo a servicing once every couple of years. This will require your roof to be pressure washed to remove any algae, moss and dirt. Once this step has been completed, a sealant will be applied, and this will help to prevent algae and moss from growing on the roof as well as minimizing wear caused by the sun's intense energy.

A tile roof can be a wonderful addition to your home, but if you are unfamiliar with this type of roofing or have never gone through this type of project, you may not feel confident when choosing a new roof for your home. By understanding that your home may be modified to accommodate a tile roof and the type of maintenance these roofs need, you should find yourself better equipped to make this important choice.