Compared to other roofing materials, tile roofs do better under harsh conditions. Because modern tile is more lightweight, residential and commercial roofing contractors can now install it on most structures without added reinforcement.
The Tile Roofing Institute is constantly testing products under extreme, real-world conditions.
During independent testing, concrete and clay tiles have been found to be safer than asphalt shingles, wood shake and metal. Tile roofs allow air circulation beneath the tile, reducing heat transfer to the attic during a fire. Tile roofs have Class A fire rating for the product and the installed system. This rating includes tests for spread of flame, intermittent flame and burning brand.
Consider tile roofing for your residential or commercial roof installation if you live in an area prone to tornadoes, hurricanes and extreme winds. It provides one of the best protections against weather-related damage. The design and construction of tile provide high air permeability that helps alleviate wind stress.
Tile is the only roofing material in the world that is tested for seismic loading. In independent testing at the University of Southern California, it was discovered that clay and concrete tile roofing systems, installed according to code, exceed current seismic load requirements for building materials. While earthquakes aren’t predictable or preventable, you can reduce its impact on your property by emergency planning and proper building design.
Many parts of the country experience harsh hailstorms. Clay and concrete roof tiles can withstand damage from hailstones larger than golf balls. A tile roofing system gives two layers of protection against elements. The material itself has a tough water-shedding shell while the asphalt roofing paper below provides the inner shell in case the tile was hit by large hailstones.
Choose Kirtley & Sons for your tile roof replacement. We only use quality products from leading manufacturers in all our services. We offer high-quality residential and commercial roof maintenance, repairs and installations. Call us at (281) 371-6776, or fill out our online form for a free estimate. We work with clients in Tomball, TX.