If it’s time to replace your roof and you’re investigating different material options for your Northport-area home, clay tile is one that’s well worth considering. Not only does this natural material offer distinctive good looks, it’s available in an impressive array of colors and textures.
While the traditional barrel-shape is still popular, today’s clay tile is also offered in a range of profiles that meld beautifully with different architectural styles including contemporary, Craftsman, colonial, Mediterranean and Spanish. There are even clay tiles available that mimic the look of wood shakes and slate roofing.Beyond the undeniable aesthetic appeal of a clay tile roof, here are three additional reasons why this material may be the perfect choice for your home.
The superb durability of clay tile makes it a logical roofing material to use in our subtropical climate with its brilliant sunshine, extreme heat, high humidity and frequent heavy rains. Properly-installed clay tile can also withstand winds up to 150 miles per hour, so it’s the ideal roofing choice to shield your home against the wild weather we can experience during the annual hurricane season.
If you compare different roofing materials based solely on their upfront price, you might not realize the true value that a clay tile roof represents. The material only requires periodic maintenance, it doesn’t fade, dent or scratch easily, it has a Class A fire rating and a potential lifespan of 50–100 years. Because the material is so durable, this type of roof can even outlast the structure it tops. As an additional bonus, a long-lasting roof fashioned from clay tiles is an attractive feature with buyers, so it can add value to your home in the event you decide to sell.
Smaller Carbon Footprint
Clay tile is made from sustainable, naturally-sourced materials, and it’s fully recyclable at the end of its exceptionally long lifespan. We install the high-quality tiles made by Eagle and Entegra that are manufactured right here in Florida, so minimal fossil fuel is consumed to have them delivered to the Northport area. Clay also makes an excellent insulator, and you can choose a tile that’s qualified by Energy Star and the Cool Roof Rating Council to save energy and further reduce your environmental impact.
To learn more reasons why you should consider having a clay tile roof installed on your Northport-area home, contact us today at Mark Kaufman Roofing.Read: Why Your Roofer Need to Know About Your A/C