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A Basic Guide to Concrete Roof Tiles

If you want the appearance of a roof tile, but not the typical high cost, then consider getting beautiful and long-lasting concrete roof tiles. This tile is formed with a mixture of sand, cement and water, which are molded under heat and high pressure. Many homes built with the first concrete roof tiles have yet to get a roof replacement, proving the durability of this roof covering. The concrete roof tile is also more economical than other products, thanks to modern innovations.


Concrete roof tiles are known to last the lifetime of a house. The material typically carries a limited lifetime or a transferable warranty. You can compare this to usual limited warranties that come with most composition shingles, which are often short-lived. Having a long-lasting roof means you are reducing the waste that goes into landfills.

Concrete tiles are also incredibly fire-resistant. They can also resist damage brought by hail and high winds, achieving a minimum rating of Class 3 in hail resistance. These tiles can also sustain winds in excess of 125 miles per hour that would tear off most roofing materials. When installed by an expert roofer according to building code standards, concrete tile roofing systems exceed seismic load requirements.


There are plenty of styles and color options available with concrete roof tiles. Modern designs can replicate the look of traditional clay tiles, wood shake, slate and stone. Concrete tiles can also be textured or smooth while tile edges can be ragged or uniform. You can also select tiles of one color or combine two or more shades and arrange them in an erratic or consistent design pattern.


Make sure to schedule an annual maintenance visit with a local roofer. Planned inspections can help protect your roof from the accumulation debris and organic litter as well as moss growth. A periodic roof cleaning service with a professional will help remove patches of moss and algae on your roof and determine if there are cracked, broken or missing tiles that need to be replaced.

Jack the Roofer is a leading provider of roofing solutions in and around Denver, CO. We work with residential and commercial clients, and provide roof repair, replacement and maintenance services. For a stress-free and no-commitment consultation, call us today at (720) 722-2255, or fill out our contact form.