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Roof Tiles

You may feel overwhelmed with all the choices available when you are considering a tile roof. Tile roofing offers a wide range of customization options. From the type of material to the cut shape, there are many ways you can customize it. How can you begin to learn about the various types of roof tiles and their performance in Florida?

Start here! We have been installing tile roofs for over 45 years in Florida. We’re therefore qualified to provide you with this detailed breakdown of the different types and benefits of tile roofing. Let’s start by talking about the two most common tile roofing materials used in Florida.

Roof Tiles

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There Are Many Types Of Roof Tiles Materials

The most common roof tiles in the Sunshine State are made of clay or concrete. Depending on your budget, and what you’re looking for in your roof, you may find that either option is the best choice. Let’s look at the differences between these two tile materials to help you make a decision.

Clay Roof Tiles

Clay is the classic luxury tile roof. Clay tiles can last up to a century, which is unmatched in the industry. Their durability is particularly useful in Florida where they can withstand winds of hurricanes exceeding 150mph. This is very close to the wind speed of category five hurricanes!

Clay tiles are available in a wide range of colors and styles to suit any aesthetic need. You can choose the traditional red tile aesthetic to give your home a timeless elegance, or you may prefer a color that is less conventional to suit your taste. Your tile roof can look beautiful for many years to come with a little bit of maintenance.

The price of clay tiles is the main concern for many homebuyers. Clay tiles are an expensive luxury roof material. Clay tiles can cost as much as $21 per square feet of your home. Clay tiles are still one of the most popular roofing materials, even if cost is not an issue.

Concrete Roofing Tiles

concrete tiles offer a cost-effective alternative to the traditional clay tile roof. Their cost is closer to $15 per sq. foot. Concrete tiles are a great alternative to clay tiles if you like the look of clay roof tiles but not the price.

Concrete tiles are also resistant to winds of 150mph, just like clay. They don’t have the same long-lasting lifespan of 100 years or more as clay tiles. Concrete roofing tiles last about 50 years. It’s not as impressive as clay tiles but still, it is roughly twice as long as a roof with high-quality shingles!

Concrete tiles are available in the same range of colors as clay tiles, from classic shades like red to more daring, unusual choices. They don’t hold up as well to Florida’s ultraviolet rays. Over a few decades, your concrete tile roof may start to lose its color as The sun can bleach your roof. Roof restoration may be needed in cases such as this to restore the color of your roof.

When discussing the different types of roof tiles, it is not only about the materials. Shape will have a significant impact on the aesthetics and performance of your roof.

Roof Tiles

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There Are Many Different Types Of Tile Roof Styles

There are many styles to choose from when it comes to tiles. It’s more than just an aesthetic choice. The way your tiles drain water could make a big difference in how well your roof will withstand Florida’s rainy seasons. Let’s take a look at the aesthetics and performance of different roofing tiles.

Barrel Tiles

The barrel tile is also known as Mission tiles. Its rounded, curved shape is similar to the side of a cylinder. Together, the tiles form a wave-like pattern of hills and valleys. The most appealing feature of barrel tiles may be the way they appear depending on the angle at which the sun strikes them. Beautiful shadow lines can appear throughout the day, and especially during sunset.

Installing barrel tiles in pairs, with one curved tile overlaid on top of a flat tile, creates dimension and protects your underlayment from water exposure. Water can’t easily get under your shingles this way. And any water that does, your water-resistant sublayers should be able to repel.

Spanish Tiles

Spanish tiles were introduced to the US by Florida and have been very popular ever since. Spanish tiles have a simple design and are easy to install. Unlike barrel tiles which can be patterned differently, Spanish tiles come in a single-piece S-shaped tile. This makes them less customizable than barrel tiles but also much easier to install.

If installed correctly, Spanish tiles will create an effect of ripples on your roof. This is a great choice for homes with a Spanish or Mediterranean style.

French Tiles

French tiles are the best choice if you want to protect your roof from hurricanes. These tiles have two flutes and valleys on either side. Many homeowners enjoy the dramatic, elegant aesthetic created by this tile.

The design is as beautiful as it is functional. These valleys create a unique drainage system when it rains. They literally create small, beautiful riverbeds on your roof that seamlessly remove water from your home. With an interlocking system, you can rest assured that your French tiles will not be moving anytime soon.

Roof Tiles

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Find Out More About The Different Types Of Tile Roofs

This information will give you a good overview of the different types of tile roofing. If you’d like to speak with an expert on what type of roof is best for your home, you should schedule a no-obligation roofing estimate.

Our friendly and knowledgeable roofers will ask you questions about your expectations for your tile roof. After a quick roof inspection, our experts will prepare an estimate that includes your desired tile roofing styles and the price you can expect. We at Old Time Roofing don’t believe that roofing should be based on guesswork. We prefer direct, clear communication to ensure you are aware of exactly what you are purchasing.

Old Time Roofing is a tile roofing contractor in Florida that has been trusted for over 45 years. Over 600 reviews have been left by local property owners like you. Old Time Roofing is the place to go if you’re looking for the best tile roofing solution for your home. We have been doing local roofing in the same way for 45 years.

Contact Us Today!

Take the next step in securing the longevity and reliability of your roof tiles by reaching out to Old Time Roofing today. Request a free estimate, and let our experienced team guide you through the best options for your specific situation. Join the countless satisfied clients who have experienced the Old Time Roofing difference. Contact us now and elevate your roofing experience with Old Time  Roofing choice for over 45 years!

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Refrain from entrusting your roofing needs to just anyone. With Old Time Roofing, you can rest easy knowing that your roof is in capable hands. Contact us today!

Keep your roof in top shape by calling us at 727-390-0717