There is no secret that tile roofs are incredibly popular, especially amongst Arizona homeowners. If you are considering a new roof for your East Valley home, tile most likely is one of the top contenders for roofing material. They are aesthetically pleasing and can offer your home a lot more than style.

Before you decide which roofing material is best for your home, weighing the options of each element will be in your best interest. Since tile is a popular material choice, we’re going to help you decide by exploring its pros and cons.

Tile Roofing Pros

  • Long Lifespan – When professionally installed and maintained, a tile roof can last upward of 50 years. If you are prepared to make an investment in your home and likely not have to worry about replacing the roof of your home again, tile is the way to go. Tiles are typically made of clay or concrete, making them incredibly durable and long lasting.

  • Minimal Maintenance Required – Throughout the life of a tile roof, unless a major catastrophe strikes, minimal maintenance is required to be effective. Regular inspections can make sure there are no underlying issues with your tile roof. Simply removing debris and cleaning your roof can help keep your roof in working order with minimal effort.

  • Weather Resistant – Tile roofs are particularly effective in Arizona where we see all types of weather. Tile can withstand the high winds and rain that come with the monsoon season. They can also protect against fire that comes with dry heat and high temperatures throughout the summer. When compared to other roofing materials, tile is one of the strongest and can last through even the worst of weather.

  • Design Options – Tiles are available in several different styles and colors that can compliment any home’s design. If you are looking for a unique way to style your home, consider an alternative tile design that is different from your neighbors. Craven Construction utilizes Boral tiles because of their high standard of sustainability and craftsmanship.

Tile Roofing Cons

  • Weight – Tiles are typically made of natural materials including clay or concrete, which make them a very heavy material to use for a roof. This weight might be too much for the structural support of your home. If you are considering a tile roof, be sure to have a professional roofer first inspect your home to ensure it can safely support the weight.

  • High Cost – When comparing the cost of a tile roof to other roofing materials, you will notice that the cost can be significantly more. Before making a decision based solely on cost, consider the durability and long lifespan of tile materials. Yes, the initial cost of a tile roof may seem high, but over time, you will save on maintenance and replacement costs.

  • Professional Installation Required – Tile roofs are popular because of their durability and longevity, but they only work as they should when professionally installed. Most roofs, no matter the material, fail because of improper installation. Tile is an expensive material and it would cost even more to have to redo the roof twice! If you are more of a DIY homeowner, you might consider a different roofing material.

Is tile the best material for your Arizona home?

Considering all of the pros and cons of each roofing material will help you make this decision. Ultimately, it will come down to what you want and can afford. A roof is not a piece of your home that can be left untouched after install. Be sure to take into consideration standard maintenance and repair costs when deciding which material to install.

If you are considering a new roof, contact Craven Construction today! Our team brings nearly two decades of experience installing tile roofs across the East Valley. We are licensed and insured for an added peace of mind. Call our office to schedule your FREE estimate and consultation to ensure a tile roof is best for you.