If you are in the market for a new roof, one material you should consider is concrete and clay tile. While a bit on the expensive side compared to your standard asphalt shingles, tile roofing is actually the most cost-effective option as it can last for up to 100 years. Tile roofs are available in a wide variety of styles and finishes and will look good on any architectural style, be it American Colonial, Craftsman, or Meditteranean. A high-quality tile roof is sure to add curb appeal and value to your home.
However, tile roofs are also trickier to install and will require the help of a professional. In today’s post, tile and metal roofing contractor Sunrise Exteriors shares the three most common roofing mistakes that an expert simply does not make.
1. Incorrect Building Load
While roof tiles are definitely sturdier than other roofing systems, they are also much, much heavier. Most asphalt shingles weigh around two pounds per square foot, while clay and concrete tiles can weigh as much as fifteen pounds per square foot. That’s a huge difference! A good roofer should account for this to make sure that the structure has the ability to withstand such a heavy load.
2. Using the Wrong Grade
Roof tiles are a porous material that can absorb a lot of moisture. This characteristic becomes very important especially in regions that have an annual freeze-thaw cycle. Water that is absorbed in the tile can refreeze causing it to crack so it is important to talk to your roof replacement contractor to make sure that you have the correct grade for your climate.
3. Ignoring Manufacturer’s Installation Instructions
As with any type of roof, the proper installation techniques are crucial to its long-term performance. Most roofing systems are likely to have very specific installation instructions provided by the manufacturer to prevent premature failure. If you work with an inexperienced roofer, they might overlook these instructions which can cause costly repairs, or worse, a full replacement.
Avoid these rookie mistakes by calling in the pros! Sunrise Exteriors is your expert roof repair and replacement contractor. Give us a call at (816) 223-6524 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.