When it comes to replacing the roof of your Baton Rouge home, there are a variety of options available. The same goes for when shopping for a new house. If you’ve only ever owned or lived under a shingled roof you may be unfamiliar with the benefits and features that a tile roof offers.
Tile is actually the oldest form of roofing material. It was used to protect and cover structures during the Roman Empire. While those tiles were primarily made of clay, today you have the additional options of sand-cast and concrete tiles.
Here are a handful of advantages a tile roof can offer your home:
Fire resistant- Tiles do not catch on fire. This reduces the risk of fire from lightning or other elements that will impact your home.
Appearance- Depending on your personal taste, the classic warm look that tile roofs provide is very popular.
Longevity- There has been centuries old homes with the original tile roof still intact and quite serviceable. This speaks to the resiliency of the lifespan of a tile roof. When well maintained and cared for it is not uncommon for a tile roof to last for an average of 50 years.
Strength- Tile roofs hold up very well against the elements. They are safe from termites and mildew infiltration. With proper maintenance, you can keep a clean look, free from moss and other growths.
These of course are only a few features that a tile roof can offer your home. Cribbs Incorporated has been installing, servicing and caring for tile roofs as well as roofs of all kinds in Baton Rouge for over 50 years.