Concrete Tiles Have Excellent Wind, Hail and Fire Resistance
Over the past few decades, concrete has continued to gain momentum in the roofing field. It weathers well; offers excellent wind, hail, and fire resistance; and installs similarly to clay tile and slate. Concrete is typically formed into flat shakes instead of contoured tiles, like clay, but you can special-order contoured shapes made from cement. Some manufacturers offer concrete shakes that mimic the color and texture of wood.
Concrete Tiles Offer The Same Benefits As Slate Or Clay But At Half The Cost
As you might expect, concrete shakes are heavy. They’re slightly heavier than slate and about the same weight as clay tile. However, there are also concrete shakes that are fortified with wood fibers and polymers to cut down on overall weight without compromising durability. Compared with clay or slate, concrete offers similar performance characteristics with a lower overall installation cost: it’s about half the price of slate or clay.
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The installation, repair or replacement of a roof is an investment in the value of your home, and the homeowner should be equipped with the most comprehensive information available before deciding which options to use. Building contractors such as United Restoration Colorado Springs, who specialize in roofing have expertise in the various roofing materials as well as knowledge of the local conditions in Colorado Springs and other areas in Colorado, United Restoration understands the climate and problems particular to the region. A consultation with United Restoration will provide you, the homeowner with an inspection report and an estimate on the required work. Contact us today if you think your roof needs repair or replacement, the sooner you do, the better off you’ll be.