Concrete tile roofing is more expensive compared to other materials. The problem with older generations of concrete tile roofing was the material curling or breaking. If you do decide on going with a concrete tile for your roof, get a roofing contractor that has extensive knowledge and experience working with concrete tile roofing.
At a Glance:
Price – Concrete tile roofing is cheaper compared to many of the other roofing tiles that it competes with offering a good combination of high durability at an attractive price.
Performance – Concrete tile roofing is an extremely durable and sturdy material. The ability to withstand strong winds and severe storms that would rip apart other roofing options. Proper installation and regular maintenance can help your roof potentially outlast the lifetime of your home.
Installation – Would require a strong structure to support the weight of the roof.
Weight – Concrete roof tile is very heavy and puts a lot of stress on your existing structure of your roof. It’s important that the internal structure of your home is able to support the weight of the roof.
Need for Sealant – Concrete roofs will need good quality sealant because they are not very good at repelling water. Have an experienced roofing contractor perform flashing or even double flashing to ensure your roof gets adequate protection from any potential water damage caused by leaks.
Color Fade – Concrete tile roof colors will fade over time because of it being exposed to the sun and weather. This could be a cause for concern when you find yourself needing to repair or replace some tiles on a portion of your roof. Those new tiles will fade to the same color as the original tiles that they replaced in a few years.