If you are interested in making a statement in your neighborhood or you are trying to maintain a local aesthetic, then a tile roof is the best option. As beautiful as tile roofs are, they are equally durable and long lasting. The roofing professionals at Bob Hilson & Company can review the variety of colors and designs that are available for your home. We offer tile roofing services in Miami, FL and the surrounding region. Call us or complete the simple contact form today to schedule a free estimate and consultation.
At Bob Hilson & Company, Inc., is here to guide you through your tile roof installation. With 40 years of experience and advanced manufacturer training, our team of roofing pros is ready to take on your new project. We are licensed, bonded, and equipped to exceed your highest expectations. Choose a local roofing contractor that is equipped and ready to help you with your new tile roof in Miami. To be in business this long, you have to be doing something right. Call 305-248-2228 today for a free estimate and tile roof consultation.
The two most popular types of tile roofing systems are clay and concrete. How do you decide which one is right for your home? How does each hold up against the harsh tropical weather conditions of South Florida? To help you become a more informed consumer, here are how clay and concrete tiles stack up against each other in some key categories.
Before you make the decision to install a tile roof, it is essential to know whether or not the existing roofing structure of your home can bear the weight of the tiles. Generally speaking, concrete tiles weigh anywhere from 800 to 1100 pounds per square foot. Clay tiles, however, are much lighter at 60% of the weight of concrete. Having a qualified roofing engineer from Hilson & Company inspect your roof's structure and framing system is the first step in this process.
For the most part, both concrete and tile roofs are unrivaled when it comes to life expectancy. Clay is even able to last generations with proper care and maintenance. This longevity factor needs to be considered when doing a cost comparison with other roofing materials.
Living in South Florida has its advantages and drawbacks. One of the negatives can be seasons or periods of heavy rainfall. Clay and concrete tiles have good wind and hail resistance. Clay tiles are much more resistant to water than concrete tiles, absorbing approximately 6%. Concrete tiles, alternatively, absorb nearly double that amount. It is always best to consult a roofing expert from Hilson & Company, Inc. to make the best tile choice that fits your specific needs.
One of the great benefits of having a tile roof is minimal maintenance. Generally, a homeowner can expect to do regular maintenance at least once a year. An annual inspection by a roofing professional is a good safeguard against needless repairs and damage. Consult a roofing professional from Hilson & Company regarding the recommended frequency of inspections in your area. Keeping debris off your roof and out of your gutters is the second step in maintaining your tile roof. It is always important to have any tree branches that hang over your roof trimmed. To avoid streaking and discoloration from algae, clean your roof regularly and follow the manufacturer's suggestions for products that are safe and effective to use on your tile roof. Finally, it is an important part of tile roof maintenance to replace any broken tiles and flashing. Contact a roof repair professional from Hilson & Company to make your repairs and assist with your roof maintenance, if necessary.
We recommend speaking with one of our roofing experts to discuss your particular project. Call Hilson & Company today for a no obligation Free Estimate.
To learn more about our roofing services or to schedule a free estimate, call 305-248-2228 today.
In South Florida, we can experience harsh and extreme weather. From blazing sunshine to tropical storm conditions, the roofs that we install must hold up under these types of conditions. Tile roofing is a great alternative to traditional shingle roofing and has a host of benefits and features that make it the logical choice in many situations. Let the roofing professionals at Hilson & Company, Inc. walk you through the process starting with a Free Estimate. Call us today at 305-248-2228 or complete our online quote request. We look forward to serving you. Your roof is our reputation.