Bay Area Roofing Contractor Tile Guide
Our Bay Area roofing specialists are big fans of clay and concrete roof products.
Whether you’re doing light re-roofing on a residential structure or investing in major “reconstructive surgery” on a big corporate building, clay and concrete materials offer pretty awesome advantages.
Advantages of Clay and Concrete Roof Tiles
Did you know that three-quarters of all roof construction activities are related to replacement for worn out materials, such as asphalt shingles, wood shakes, and the like?
This means that, if you want to make a dent in your long-term repair and maintenance costs, focus on durability. Clay and concrete tiles aren’t totally impervious to weathering, heat damage, cracking, etc. But these materials can remain effective for decades without much maintenance.
Up until recently, however, the key constraint — why more consumers didn’t opt for clay or concrete — was the weight. Heavy roofing materials require stronger structures underneath. Many would-be clay or concrete consumers got priced out of the market because they lacked the means or desire to create that structural foundation.
Good news, though: newer, lighter weight clay and concrete products are changing the game.
Clay and concrete are more affordable than other similarly durable, good looking materials, like tile and slate. In the past, however, this “plus” was balanced by a substantial “minus” — concrete products looked drab and “concrete like.” That’s fine if you’re building an industrial facility. Not so fine if you’re designing a home or creating an office to “wow” employees and clients.
Fortunately, very cool new material technologies now allow manufactures to create clay and concrete tiles that effectively mimic other roofing materials, like slate, wood shake, etc. These materials can be built in all sorts of patterns, colors, and blends to meet your design needs.
Weighing Clay and Concrete Tiles against Your Other Roofing Choices
A typical roofing contractor might want to “sell you” on the most expensive, elaborate, complex types of construction to maximize commission. But we here at Century Roof and Solar are in business to help our clients, no matter what. We’re here to tell you the truth. We’d be happy to give you our best, honest insights into your situation. Call 1-888-233-7548 today or e-mail our team now to set up a free consultation.