Do you want the look of a tile roof without the exorbitant price tag? Consider concrete roofing tiles, which are attractive, long-lasting, and cost-effective. A mixture of cement, sand, and water was initially used to make concrete roof tiles in Bavaria in the mid-nineteenth century. Many of the early concrete roof tiles are still in use today, demonstrating their endurance. To approximate the appearance of clay, colored pigments were applied to concrete roofing tiles in the early 1900s. While early concrete tiles were created by hand or using semi-automated equipment, technological advancements over the last century have automated production, making concrete tile more cost-effective than alternative roofing materials over the long term.
Concrete roof tiles are designed to survive the lifespan of a home, with a limited lifetime, non-prorated, transferable warranty. Consider the limited warranties that come with most composition shingles, as well as how shorter-lasting goods tend to clog up valuable landfill space. Concrete tiles have a Class A fire rating and are resistant to hail and high winds, with a minimum hail resistance grade of Class 3. Concrete tiles can withstand gusts of over 125 miles per hour, which would rip most other roofing materials to shreds. Concrete …Read More