Tile has been used as a roofing material for thousands of years. Clay, ceramic and cement tiles offer certain advantages, which include longevity and resistance to rot, moss, algae and the effects of freeze-thaw cycles.
Ceramic tile performs best if it has been kiln-fired, which lowers the water absorption rate and makes it more impervious to extremes in temperature. These types of tile typically offer long life cycles, some of which can easily last 50 years or more.
Tile Roof Installation
Tiles are installed by “hanging” them with nails or hooks upon an underlying structure. Each tile layers over the bottom ones like shingles. This design makes them shed water and it also conceals the hanging materials.
Spanish-style “barrel” tiles also vent air through the bottom of the grooves, offering excellent temperature regulation in hot weather.
When installing tile roofs, weight is a serious concern. At between 600 and 1,800 pounds per ten foot square, tile roofing materials require adequate structural support from the roof deck. Also, the materials used to construct the deck should be chosen to match the lifespan of the tiles they’ll support.
Nashville Tile Roof Installation Experts
Our craftsmen provide the same level quality workmanship for every roofing job. This consistency, coupled with our superior product and installation knowledge, makes us a perfect fit to handle your roof tile projects.
These projects demand more than installation expertise, so our extensive design and project management resources handle special installations from start to finish. The result is a quality roof installation that will last you decades.