At Sunrise Roofing Company, we specialize in all types of roofing materials and services for residential and commercial structures including the repair, replacement and maintenances of asphalt shingle, metal and especially tile roofs. We pride ourselves on knowing just about everything there is to know about tile roofs or as they are commonly referred to, Spanish Tile Roofs. With over 25-years-experience, our customers have come to rely on our professional roofing services on any type of roofing structure utilizing the most modern materials available.
Our first love however is replacing, repairing or maintaining every type of tile roof imaginable because they are such a specialized roofing material and most of our competitors are inexperienced in handling tile roofing projects.
It takes years of experience to know how to treat a tile roof and because of their fragile handling, should not be left up to inexperienced roofers.
This Is What We At Sunrise Roofing Know About Tile Roofs!
Spanish tile roofs, also known as clay tile roofs, are a distinctive and popular roofing option characterized by their unique and elegant appearance. They have a rich history and are widely recognized for their durability, aesthetic appeal, and ability to withstand various weather conditions.
Here is everything you need to know about Spanish tile roofs:
History: Spanish tile roofs have a long history that dates back to ancient times. They have been used in various parts of the world for centuries, with their origins traced back to ancient China and the Middle East. The Moors introduced this style of roofing to Spain, from where it eventually spread to the rest of Europe and in the early Americas especially during the Spanish colonization period.
Materials: Spanish tile roofs are traditionally made from clay or terracotta. However, modern versions might also be made from concrete. These materials are known for their durability and ability to withstand extreme weather conditions such as can be experienced in Florida coastal climates.
Aesthetic Appeal: The distinct S-shape of the tiles gives Spanish tile roofs a classic and elegant appearance. They are available in various colors and textures, allowing homeowners to choose the style that best complements their overall architectural design.
Durability: When properly installed and maintained by an experienced roofing contractor such as Sunrise Roofing, Spanish tile roofs can last for decades, even up to a century. They are resistant to rot, insect damage, and fire, making them a popular choice in regions prone to wildfires, extreme humidity and wind.
Weather Resistance: Spanish tile roofs are well-suited for areas with high temperatures and intense sun exposure, as we experience here on the First Coast and they have excellent heat and UV resistance. Additionally, they have a high wind resistance, which makes them suitable for regions prone to hurricanes and strong windstorms near oceans and shorelines.
Maintenance: While Spanish tile roofs are known for their durability, they do require regular maintenance. This includes inspecting for cracked or broken tiles, repairing or replacing damaged tiles, and keeping the roof clean of debris such as leaves or branches so that unwanted vegetation does not develop.
Cost: Spanish tile roofs can be more expensive than traditional asphalt shingle roofs. The cost varies depending on the type of material used, the intricacy of the design, and the complexity of the installation process. However, their longevity and aesthetic appeal can make them a cost-effective option over the long term. They also add a tremendous value to a home and to resale prices.
Installation: Proper installation is crucial to ensure the longevity and effectiveness of Spanish tile roofs. It requires skilled professionals who have experience working with these specific materials and techniques. Having an inexperienced roofer working on or around a tile roof can be a costly proposition of time and money. Choose your roofing contractor wisely and ask for current tile customer references.
Environmental Impact: Spanish tile roofs made from clay or terracotta are considered more environmentally friendly than other roofing materials. They are often made from natural and recyclable materials, and their durability means they do not need frequent replacement, reducing their overall environmental impact.
Why Choose Sunrise Roofing When It Comes to Working with Tile?
Spanish tile roofs continue to be a popular choice for homeowners in the North Florida area. Unfortunately, there are only a few legitimate roofing contractors experienced in dealing with tile roofing materials. If you are looking for a durable, aesthetically pleasing, and long-lasting roofing option, we here at Sunrise Roofing feel there is no better roofing option. However, it’s essential to consider your budget, current structural strength and the specific requirements of your location before choosing this type of roofing material. Regular maintenance and inspections are key to ensuring the longevity of a Spanish tile roof and we have countless Spanish Tile customers we service on a regular basis.