The Dallas roofing industry has come a long way in the utilization of roofing tiles designed to protect from the harsh elements and traditionally made from materials which were locally sourced such as slate and terra cotta. Although those materials are still used today in tile roofing to give homes and buildings a beautifully unique look with the exquisite old style traditional appearance, there are many other options on the market.
Types of Roofing Tiles
Tile roofing comes in various material and styles. Today, homeowners can choose between the standard terra-cotta tiles to the metal options such as copper. Here are a few of the types of roofing tiles on the market today.
Ceramic (Terra-Cotta/Clay) Roofing Tiles
Clay roofing tiles, also called terra-cotta or ceramic roofing tiles, are a trendy choice for a lot of homes in Dallas. Among other benefits, they are fireproof, durable, and require fewer repairs than asphalt roofs.
The main advantage of ceramic is its’ classic look, style, and long-lasting stability making it a good choice for many north Texas homeowners.
Concrete Roofing Tiles
Concrete tiles are known to be more robust than ceramic tile, while still being fire resistant. Its composition sand, and Portland cement creates a very durable roofing tile.
If you’re considering a concrete roof for your Dallas home, consider the following 1) concrete roofing can be far less expensive than another types of roof options which make it an excellent alternative to slate, 2) it’s ease of install
Bituminous Roofing Tiles
If you’re interested in a lighter weight, flexible roofing tile option that’s easier to install, consider bituminous tile.
This type of roofing tile is made of fiberglass or cellulose fiber and covered with granite or basalt chips. The installation of bituminous roofing is a bit different in that it’s installed with an adhesive, so screws and fasteners are not required.
Polymer-Sand Roofing Tiles
This newer alternative to ceramic tiles is the called polymer-sand tile. It’s created with a mixture of sand and bounded with polymers in a mold.
A few advantages of using polymer-sand roofing tiles are 1) it requires fewer repairs, 2) is fire resistant, and 3) light-weight, making it an excellent option for Dallas roofing projects.
Copper Roofing Tile
The appeal of copper roofing is it’s longevity. By far, one of the most durable types of roofing materials, copper tiles have been known to last generations before being replaced.
The versatility, durability, and great look of copper roof tiles make this an excellent option for Dallas homeowners.
Composite Roofing Tile
A newer type of roofing tile to consider are composite roof tiles. This in-demand roofing tile is made of metal, acrylic, and stone granules. It has an appearance of slate or clay roof tiles, but are lighter than concrete. Composite roofing tiles come in a variety of colors and styles to choose from.
Your Dallas Tile Roofing Experts
As the saying goes – beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what you deem a beautiful tile roof for your home will depend on your taste, style of home, and budget.
If you are struggling with what type of roofing tile to choose, or have any questions, we’d like to invite you to call us for a no-obligation tile roofing consultation.