There are plenty of great reasons to choose tile roofing for your next re-roof project. At Campbell Roofing we would prefer that every roof in Campbell was outfitted with smog-eating tiles. That’s right, we said smog-eating tiles. These tiles are coated with a special chemical that speeds up the oxidation of harmful nitrogen oxide in the atmosphere. This is very similar to the way that a catalytic converter in a car works. Of course, these tiles are expensive and are only one of the hundreds of options available.
We use the highest quality Boral and U.S. tiles in every single tile roofing job that we do. They have a full selection of flat and barrel tile styles made in both traditional clay and concrete. While traditional clay tiles are heavier than concrete versions but are colored all the way through and do not suffer from the sun bleaching that can occur in concrete tiles. Also, the heavier tiles are more resistant to cracking from blunt force trauma from tree branches, hail, and other objects.
The Other Advantages of Tile Roofing In San Jose
Boral has several options in the flat tile arena that can mimic cedar shakes and large slate tiles. Virtually any wood or slate look that you might want is available in the, cheaper, lighter, more fire-resistant tile. In addition to these factors, tile from Boral has a 50-year warranty. It is also a great noise barrier due to its thickness.
The nature of tile roofing allows the individual tile to be replaced if they are damaged. With metal roofing, entire panels must be replaced if there is damage. And, unlike metal roofing, concrete and clay tiles are naturally salt-resistant which is extremely important in our coastal climate.
If it is within your budget, we always advise you to go with tile – the most earth-friendly, best long term material made to date.
Roof tile is a symbol of premium roofing, with the highest standard of sustainability and craftsmanship.
Nearly every manufacturer of concrete and clay tiles makes products for two distinct markets. They make standard weight products (usually weighing 900-1100 pounds per 100 square feet) for new construction and lightweight tiles (about 550-720 pounds) for re-roofing.
Tiles are made from naturally occurring raw materials. They come flat or rounded, textured or smooth, and in many colors. And they are Class ‘A’ fire-rated.
Tiles are specifically engineered to allow greater airflow between the tile and the roof deck, creating a more energy-efficient roof system. In studies conducted by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lafarge Roofing Technical Centers and Florida Solar Energy Center, “it was shown that tile roofs reduce the heat entering the attic by roughly 50% when compared to asphalt shingles.”
When properly installed, tile roofs will last 40 years or longer. While some are easier to walk on than others, in most cases, a damaged tile is very easy to replace. Simply put, tile allows for superior insulation, ventilation, longevity, payback, and curb-appeal than any system on the market.