As a Wyoming resident, you may be curious about concrete tiles if it’s time to replace your roof or you’re building a new home.
There are many types of residential roofing materials available today, from asphalt shingles to metal roofs and wood shingles. If you aren’t familiar with concrete tiles we hope the information below will help you make the right decision for your roofing needs!
A few of the benefits of concrete roof tiles for residential application include:
- More durable than asphalt shingles with no concerns about cracking, warping or breaking
- Fire resistant
- Sustain winds of 180 mph (needed in Wyoming)
- No replacing every 10-20 years as concrete tiles often last as long as your home
- Highly energy efficient due to heat reflective properties
- Available in a wide array of shapes and colors to add dimension to your home
- Noise reduction
- Low maintenance
Many homeowners choose another roofing material because they believe concrete tiles are far more costly than other materials. While the initial cost is higher than other types of roofs, the fact that you’ll likely never have to replace it again makes it a very cost-effective option. In fact, an NAHB study supports the fact that concrete tiles cost less per year than metal and asphalt shingles because of their long lifespan.
Unlike with asphalt shingles, the integrity of concrete tiles is not affected by the growth of mold, algae or mildew. While you may see growth that appears to be on the tiles, it’s actually growing inorganic materials (dust, dirt, etc.) that may have accumulated on the surface of the tile. This growth can easily be treated or removed by professionals, as it isn’t recommended you get up on the roof yourself.
Typically made using a mix of graded sands, cement, and pigments, concrete roof tiles are a beautiful addition to your home, not only protecting your home from the elements but adding incredible curb appeal. Learn more about concrete tiles and why they’re a great choice for your home by visiting Wyoming Roofing now.