Discover the Different Types of Roof Tiles

Discover the different types of roof tiles with Sugar Land Premier Roofing. Can we avoid replacing our roofs every 20 to 25 years? Yes, of course! By using a roofing material that is sturdiest than asphalt shingles, you can extend the life of your roof. Nowadays, you can find many options for roofing materials in the market.

So, which material will work best in your home? In the end, only you can determine it. However, we are here to guide you in making the right choice. Therefore, let’s see the different roofing tiles available.


Types of Roof Tiles

Many roofing tile styles, colors, and materials are currently available. So, let’s see what your options are.

  • Metal: Metal roof tiles may bring to mind corrugated roofing on shanty towns and outposts in the wilderness. But, this material is increasingly popular. 

These roofs will be cost-effective because of modern metal and coating advances. Additionally, they are aesthetically pleasing as a bonus. Still, corrosion and damage can deform metals. 

  • DaVinci: DaVinci roofing is a long-lasting roofing material constructed from a blend of sand and polymers. We also know them as polymeric or polymer-sand. This material’s reliability in every climate has made it a hit among roofers. Because of their low moisture absorption rate, they are resistant to mold growth.   

They do not bend or break easily. So, they protect against the heavy YYYY’s hail storms.

  • Concrete: They are an excellent material since they harden over time. Yet, they absorb roughly 16% of their weight in water since they are highly porous. This feature makes them susceptible to mold and moss growth. Likewise, concrete is highly adaptable since manufacturers can mold it into practically any shape you desire. 

Glazed concrete is ideal for damp environments. However, it can easily break when dropping or experiencing excessive foot traffic. Besides, if you replace your concrete tiles, you must substitute the underlayment too.

  • Slate: slate tiles have been the primary roofing tile for centuries. 

Here are a few reasons slate is a high-end material:

  • Durability
  • Resistance to fading
  • Longevity 
  • Maintenance ease
  • Shape versatility

Slate can survive 75 to 100 years on modem buildings. Indeed, many older structures with slate roofs still exist nowadays. You only may need to repair the occasionally damaged tile every few decades. Likely, you will need to replace the roof deck or trusses before replacing your slates.

However, slate roofing installation costs more than most other forms of roofing. Besides, craftsmen must shape each tile by hand and install them individually.

  • Copper Roof Tiles: Copper tiles are distinct from other metallic roofing materials. Copper tiles are fragile, are highly attractive, and gleam beautifully when first laid. They will darken as they age, revealing the gorgeous turquoise-green patina of ancient copper.

They can also endure a hundred years or more. Certainly, they are thinner and softer than most other materials. Still, they will undoubtedly maintain your home weatherproof and lovely.

The hitch is that copper is costly. Tiling applications employ less material than copper sheets, although they are still expensive.

  • Composite Roof Tiles: The composite tile has an acrylic coating on top and a stone or gravel layer on the bottom and resembles asphalt roof shingles. Don’t you want to be the odd house out among your neighbors? This material may be an alternative!

They are long-lasting and resilient. Moreover, manufacturers can form them into a variety of forms. They provide exceptional mold and mildew prevention since they are non-porous. Yet, the gravel topping can accumulate, requiring regular cleaning.

  • Clay Roof Tiles: Finally, we will discuss clay or terracotta roofing. In regions where slate is not accessible, people have used clay roofing for generations. They perform well in high-salt environments, which has traditionally been a concern for other roof materials.

Although it is fragile, it is simple to replace. There are many colors to pick from and an increasing number of forms and patterns. The traditional terracotta roof complements practically every property.

As with slate, if you care for them properly, your tiles may outlast your property or even you!

Descending from the Roof

It is time to come down from the roof and make some decisions. Hopefully, this guide provides the knowledge to make an informed decision.

Roof tiles might have a negative reputation because of their weight and expense. However, it is significantly cheaper and typically more energy-efficient than other roofing types during the roof’s lifespan.

If you choose correctly, you could have a life mate that will keep you dry and secure.

For more information, contact Sugar Land Premier Roofing at 832-639-1299. We service areas in Sugar Land, Katy, Deer Park, and Houston, TX.