Homeowners will be able to choose from a variety of different materials for their home's roof. However, tile roofing can be among the most durable and effective options as the tile can be uniquely well-suited for the exposure that a roof can experience.
Protection Against Fires
For individuals that live in areas where wildfires can be a common threat, it is important to choose a roofing material that will be able to resist combusting. Often, wildfires can spread due to burning embers landing on combustible surfaces. Unfortunately, the large surface area of a roof can make it likely that burning embers from nearby wildfires could land on it. Once the roof ignites, the entire home may be engulfed in flames in a matter of minutes. Unlike other roofing materials, tile will not be vulnerable to igniting as a result of these embers landing on it.
Resistant To Wind Damage
Strong winds can be one of the most common sources of roofing damage. While a homeowner may envision this damage as being catastrophic and possibly removing large sections of the roof, it is more common for the damage to be in the form of misaligned or missing shingles. This can expose the roof to a much greater risk of developing leaks and other issues due to its surface being compromised. Tile roofing can be less likely to shift positions during high winds. This can be due to a combination of the weight of the tiles and the way that they are installed. Often, the stiles will mutually support each other, which can further add to the strength of this roofing option.
Reduced Heat Transfer
Minimizing the amount of heat that is entering your home can be important for cooling the interior during the summer. Additionally, limiting the amount of heat that is able to vent through the roof during the winter can help you with keeping the interior warm and cozy. Tile roofing will be thick enough that it will typically minimize the amount of heat transfer that is able to occur. You can further enhance this benefit by having the roof coated with a sealant that can close any small gaps that may be present as this could allow drafts. Also, you may want to choose a tile that is light or neutral in color to reduce the amount of heat that it absorbs from the sun. These choices may substantially improve the energy efficiency of your home by eliminating these common sources of heat transfer.
To learn more, contact a professional roofing contractor in your area.