On Tile Roofing
On Tile Roofing
Tile roofing can either be ceramic (e.g., clay tiles fired at a high temperature) or produced from cement concrete. Some lighter types use fiber (i.e., cellulose) for added strength. The most common type of roof tile is the Spanish-inspired red barrel tile made from fired clay. The typical red tinge these tiles have is due to the iron oxide material hermatite. A more modern version of this tile is the cement tile with a suitable coating.
Clay roofing tiles were introduced to the United Kingdom as early as 43 AD during the Roman conquest of Britain. However, it was only during the 13th century that the use of clay roofing tiles really caught on, replacing the highly flammable (but then popular) thatch. Roofing tiles have also been imported into the UK for centuries particularly on the eastern areas of the country. Ships bringing British wool would use roofing tiles as ballast for the outward journey which would then be sold to local builders.
In some areas of the United States, tile roofing is quite common. Its distinctive features can be seen throughout many regions. In the southwestern US, tile roofing is practically part of the landscape, giving a unique and identifiable look in the area. Traditional clay tile roofing has a high initial installation cost than other materials such as asphalt shingles or metal roofing. However, tile roofing last much longer and can increase the resale value of your home.
Depending on its quality, Calgary tile roofing may last 50 years. Some manufacturers even guarantee their products to last for 75 years. When you compare this longevity to the life expectancy of other roofing materials, it is easy to see how investing in tile roofs pay off in the future.
Moreover, Calgary tile roofing materials maintain their color and aesthetic look for their entire lifespan (of course, depending on quality and weather conditions too). Roofing tiles are especially suited to warm climates because of their fire resistant and non-combustible properties. Homes with tile roofs often have enhanced air circulation because ambient air can circulate above as well as below the tile.
When looking for a quality roofer Calgary companies always provide their customers with topnotch tile roofing. One should never compromise the quality of material and labor when installing a roof. Take note that tile roofing installation requires a good deal of finesse and should be left to professional roofers.
If you have questions, please visit us at www.Calgary-Roofing.com for complete details and answers.