Concrete vs. Clay Tile Roofs: A Quick Comparison

While asphalt roofing shingles are the most common type of roofing material used in the United States today, if you want to go for something more distinctive and aesthetically pleasing, then you should definitely consider either concrete or clay tile roofs. While they may be similar, there are a few differences between the two. Today, tile roof repair experts Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. gives you a quick comparison.

About Clay Tiles

Clay roofing tiles are produced by baking molded clay. They are very dense and durable and are known to last for up to a hundred years, unlike your typical asphalt roofing system which typically lasts only about 20. They can range in color from shades of white, orange, yellow, and brown and will mature to a darker and richer color over time which many homeowners find very appealing.

While they are definitely more durable than concrete roof tiles, they are not completely immune to damage. They are prone to cracking in cold temperatures that’s why most tile roof repair and installation companies do not recommend that you use them if you live in a cold climate.

About Concrete Tiles

Concrete tiles are produced the same way as regular concrete – with a mixture of sand, cement, and water. While the painted surface of concrete roof tiles is plain, they can be painted for a more unique look. Concrete tiles can mimic the look of other roofing materials such as slate, wood, or even clay however, they are harder to maintain than clay roofs. Concrete tiles are also about 20 to 30 percent cheaper than clay tiles but will only last about 50 years, on average.

Whether you are in need of gutter installation services or are looking to upgrade your asphalt roof to clay or cement tiles, trust in Evans Roofing and Gutters Inc. to get the job done right. Give us a call at (412) 200-5331 or fill our contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our experts today.

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