Tile Roofing Garland
Tile roofing can be very expensive. However, it has a very long lifespan of approximately 75 years. It can resist winds up to 100 mph and is made of either clay or concrete. It is fireproof and environmentally friendly. Both the clay and concrete installation methods are similar. Concrete tiles are less expensive than their clay counterparts are.
Clay tile has been around the longest. It dates back to 2,500 BC in the Far East and China. It spread throughout Europe and eventually made its way to the US in the first settlements. It was very prominent in Jamestown, Virginia, Roanoke Island, and North Carolina.
Tile roofing was popular because of its inability to catch fire. Once more cost effective fire resistant materials were manufactured; many people chose these types of roofing material instead. However, tile roofs once again made their appearance according to the architectural styles of the homes. Many homes that were built in the Gothic, Italianate, and Romanesque styles had tile roofs installed.
Homes that were built in the American Southwest or were made in the Mediterranean style also had tile roofs. Concrete roofs have gained in popularity, not only because of the lower cost, but also because of its diversity. Concrete roofs come in many different styles and include wood shingle, wood shake, and even slate.
A professional roofer from Dobson Contracting can advise you on which style of roof is more suitable for your commercial or residential property. They will be able to install a new roof with expertise, and in as little time as possible.