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Pros and Cons of Choosing Tile Roofing

Tile roofing is aesthetically pleasing and can be a practical choice when choosing a material to invest in. Tiles can last 25-35 years and usually come with a long warranty. When comparing to shingle roof material, concrete or clay tile may be a better choice when considering the life span and cost effectiveness of your roof. Here are a couple pros and cons a tile roof can provide for a homeowner:


  • They are environmentally friendly because they are made without harsh chemicals and can be recycled
  • They can also endure the drastic Colorado weather changes all year round
  • They are fire resistant
  • They are damage resistant to most hail
  • They can withstand high UV rays at high elevations
  • High winds won’t lift them
  • They are strong enough to withstand heavy snow loads
  • There are a lot of color choices to fit your home’s unique style
  • They are energy efficient and can cut transfer of heat to your attic. Just like concrete sidewalks, concrete tile roofs stay cool in the summer


  • Because there are so many different ways of installing a roof tile, it’s very common to have them installed incorrectly. Make sure you have your roofing experts help determine if a tile roof is right for your home
  • Tile roofs cost more and can require more maintenance than an average slope roof material
  • Because of how heavy the tiles are, your roof may need additional support or reinforcement
  • They break somewhat easily when walked on so it’s best to let your Denver roofing service take care of the repairs
  • The materials are more expensive than many other roofing material options
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