If you’ve strolled along nearby streets and scanned the scenic route while doing so, then you’ve probably not missed the classic concrete tile roofs of many homes. Initially designed to keep water out, homeowners especially in Florida also choose this cost-effective roofing system that can last 30 to 50 years to withstand unbelievable high winds of up to 150 miles per hour. Given the high-grade materials provided by top manufacturers like Boral® or Eagle® and proper installation by roofing contractors, this structural feature has the potential to be one of your home’s biggest investments.
As a smart consideration for your home, here are some tips to help you choose the right concrete roof tiles:
1. Choose the tile profile that complements your exterior. Picking the tile’s shape and design is an essential part of boosting your curb appeal, along with matching the exteriors of your home. Flat roof tiles exude a more sophisticated and sleek look while shaped roof tiles favors traditional homes. With the help of latest innovations, some manufacturers can even produce specific architectural styles from historic to contemporary. Your options are endless, so you can freely exercise your unique creative expressions.
2. Choose accessories. Thanks to modern engineering, you can expect your roof tiles to perform in great condition even under extreme climates. However, you can still further avoid roof repair and enhance your home’s energy efficiency and weatherproofing by layering sarking boards under the roof tiles. Full sarking is essential to increasing insulation all over the house and reducing utility bills.
3. Choose color and finish. Neutral earth tones are the usual colors of roof tiles. However, some home styles like Medditerranean have multi-colored roofs which color range typically bleeds onto the overall balcony design. When it comes to selecting the tile finish, you can consider the finish of the gutters and fascias to maintain harmony.
One of Florida’s premier roofers, Halo Roofing Inc. provides top quality products and outstanding workmanship to every project. Our team strives to exceed your roofing needs and expectations to ensure satisfaction among our customers.
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