Tile & Slate Roofing
If you’re looking for the best tile and slate roofing services in the area, you’ve come to the right place.
Tile and slate roofing are commonly confused for the same thing. The main difference between the two is that tile is a manmade, or manufactured material. Whereas slate is a natural stone.
To learn more about the tile and slate roofing services that we provide here at Keller Roofing Company, please read on:
Slate Roof Tiles
Slate roofing tiles are well known for their high quality and long life span. They have been used in Europe for centuries and have a very long history. When properly installed, a slate roof can be expected to last up to 150 years! This makes them one of the most eco-friendly options as well. They add beauty to a home and do come with some variation in color, as well as size and thickness. They are incredibly fire resistant and reliable. But all of these benefits come at a cost. Slate roof tiles are very expensive to install and to maintain. If one does break, it is difficult to replace. They are also very heavy, making you need to make sure your home can structurally handle the weight.
Synthetic Slate Tiles
Don’t let the price of slate roof tiles scare you away from having the look of slate tiles. Synthetic slate tiles can give you the look of slate, with a fraction of the cost and a much lighter lode on the structure of your house. On average, synthetic tiles will cost from one-third to one-half the cost of natural slate tiles. They are also much easier to install since they weigh a lot less than the natural slate tiles. Depending on the type of materials you chose for your synthetic slate tiles, they will have an average of a 50-year warranty. This helps you get the look of slate, without some of the disadvantages of slate.
While slate is a natural stone, tiles are manufactured. While originally made from terra cotta or slate, most of the roofing tiles used today are made from a tinted concrete that is molded to the shape desired. You commonly see tile roofs in warmer climates, such as California and Florida, because they do well in hot weather and are not affected by coastal air. They come with many benefits, including long lasting (up to 100 years!), immune to decay, rot and mold and they are environmentally friendly and energy efficient. However, they are also very expensive, very difficult to install and very heavy.
Both clay and concrete tiles are versatile in their styles. The most common patterns, or styles of tile roofing include Spanish style, French style, interlocking shingle style and mission style. Every style and pattern creates a different look and feel for a home, allowing you to have some ability to customize your tiled roof.