Benefits of Tile Roofing | Print |
Some Benefits of Tile Roofing
While clay and concrete roof tiles are not combustible, they also deliver numerous benefits to the homeowner that has them installed. In addition to fire resistance, roof tiles hold up extremely well in all sorts of weather conditions. While roof tile is not one hundred percent damage proof, it is far more durable than other roofing material. Of all the roofing material available, tile roofing proves to sustain minimal damage when significant weather events or storms occur. Due to the latter fact, when and if damage does occur, the cost for replacement and repair of roof tile is minimized.

When it comes to maintaining a tile roof, the homeowner has little to do. While there are certain instances that a tile roof requires maintenance, it is a fairly easy form of roofing to maintain. When it comes to roofing tile homeowners do not have to put on special water resistance materials, coatings, and the roof tiles require no paint or repainting at any time. Sealers are also not required with roof tiles, which makes taking care of the roof a far easier task. Meanwhile, the beauty offered by roof tiles will last for many years to come. Also mentioned earlier is the astonishing durability of clay roof tiles and concrete roof tiles that can last up to 100 years and beyond. The fact that tile roofing outlasts other forms of roofing make tile roofing a popular method for augmenting and finishing a roof.

Homeowners looking to augment the beauty and eye appeal of their home need to look no further than tile roofing options. As mentioned previously, tile roof material varies in size, shape, and color and it is easy to mix and match roof tile to suit the desire of a homeowner. Any home can be improved in terms of its attractiveness when new roof tile is installed properly.

 Additional Benefits of Tile Roofing                   

There are still more benefits that can be derived from having roof tile installed on one's home. In fact, roof tiles are a green form of roof tiling - in other words, roof tiles are friendly to the environment. Since roof tiles are made of concrete or clay, they are made from all natural materials that have been derived from the earth. In addition, roof tiles do not have harmful or toxic chemicals or preservatives added to them so they remain a product that will not harm the environment. Roof tiles are products that can easily be recycled. If a homeowner decides to replace old roof tile with new, the old roof tile can be carted away and used as ingredients to make new roof tiles. In addition to being recyclable, roof tiles also minimize home energy costs by increasing cooling and heating proficiency.

Since roof tiles are durable, the cost of tiles is quite reasonable. Homeowners get more for their money when they invest in roof tiles. Finally, if the roof tiles are installed by a professional contractor, the homeowner can also take advantage of the warranty associated with the roof tiles and rest assured in knowing they will have an attractive and cost efficient roof for a very long time to come.

Tile Roofing Considerations                   

There are some final considerations that a homeowner must review before making the final decision to have roofing tile installed. Previously mentioned was the notion that roofing tile is heavy and weighted. The latter fact indicates that a home may require some changes to its structure or that a home may have to have special braces installed so that the tile roof can be properly supported.

When a homeowner finally makes the decision to have roof tiles installed by a professional contractor, the homeowner may want to consider the season and the timing of the installation. It can take a period of time to get the tiles ordered, particularly if the homeowner has chosen unique roof tile colors and shapes. Finally, the best season for installing roof tiles is when it is warm and dry. It is best to take the latter facts under advisement and to discuss the installation process with an installer before the installation process begins.

Always hire a Professional Roofing Contractor. Amherst Roofing is State Licensed and Insured by FRSA. We provide free estimates so call us today for more information on Tile Roofs or any other Roofing needs. Amherst Roofing will inspect your roof and give you a written detail of our decision that suits you best.  Amherst Roofing also serves all of Collier County and Lee County in Florida.
A New Roof May Lower Your Insurance Costs | Print |

A New Roof May Lower Your Insurance Costs

Your homeowners insurance costs you a lot of money annually, right? A quick phone call to your insurance agent can be all that it takes to lower your insurance cost. With a brief discussion about you intensions to replace your roof, your agent will be able to inform you of the methods and types of roofing that can offer savings from your insurance costs.

Insurance companies like to have some input with the capital improvements you make to your home and a new roof is an important one. They might encourage you to use special fire retardant materials with certain types of roofs as well as a request for additional attachment methods the roofer can use during the installation. Some companies offer savings for these measures.

In Florida, the main concern about your roof is all about its attachment method. Your insurance agent will discuss with you the wind mitigation requirements they use and how the roofer will need to satisfy the documentation they need. If you prefer, we can also document for your insurance company the methods that your roofer is using and that your insurance company approves.

He will inform you of what roof types they prefer to see you go with and what components you will need to include in your new roof system. These are things like a secondary water barrier and the preferred attachment methods for the systems they recommend.

The secondary water barrier is your underlayment and it is only the better materials that have self-adhering and self-sealing attachment characteristics that qualify. The codes may accept several other methods approved for use but it is your insurance company that will decide if they approve the one you choose or if they require another.

Insurance companies never approve items, types or methods that go against the codes but they can choose to disallow some and require stronger methods if they are to maintain your coverage. Florida codes approve all products that have Florida Product Approval ratings. Insurance companies may choose to adopt a tougher measure. As with skylights that have a Florida product approval for use in Florida, a number of insurance companies have decided to require that if you have a skylight, it must have a Dade County Approval. This is a more stringent rating and they can decline your coverage if you don't replace your skylights with the Dade County approved skylights. Collier County has a set of rules also, Call Amherst Roofing of Collier County for more details on our Roofing Codes.

Following the preferences of your insurance company may not save you much in insurance costs, but if you don't follow them and they drop your coverage, your insurance costs could increase with a different company if you can find one.


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