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Pros and Cons of Denver Tile Roofs

November 2, 2016

The particular roofing material you choose to utilize gives your home a kind of influence - beauty, quality, and style to your home. Although you can choose from many materials, concrete tile is often considered the elite material for roofs due to the aesthetic and practical advantages of the tiles. If you are interested in having a new roof installed, you should learn about the pros and cons of tile roofs in Denver.


Beauty - The distinct color of concrete tiles and the striking design patterns adorn your home with a luxurious appearance. You can also choose from many different options when deciding which tile roofing style can most effectively match the other features of your home or the surroundings in your neighborhood. For instance, the roofing experts can help you choose from a wide variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and design patterns. Additionally, the beauty and high-quality material of the tiles can also substantially increase the overall value of your property.

Durability - Concrete tile is know for it’s durability versus other roofing materials. This is especially beneficial in Colorado, where the storms often feature heavy snow, intense rain, powerful winds, and large hailstones. Whereas other materials can incur roof damages from inclement weather, the durability of Denver tile roofs should allow your tile shingles to withstand destructive storms without incurring any damages. For instance, the strong texture of the concrete tiles can protect the shingles from becoming cracked, dented, loose, or dislodged after even the most brutal of storms. The tiles can also retain the color for an extensive period of time. As a result, the remarkable durability and longevity enables tile roofs to remain intact for several decades.   


Weight - A disadvantage of tile roofs is that the shingles tend to be very heavy. The weight of the tiles might be incompatible for certain residential or commercial property structures. Because without proper support the tiles can damage the structure or foundation of your home, you might need to have additional support added to your property to support the weight of the tiles. Your roofing company can conduct an evaluation to assess the strength of your house structure, add extra layers of supporting materials, and ensure that your home can effectively hold and sustain the weight of the tiles.
Cost - Denver tile roofs are also one of the most expensive roofing options. The high-quality shingles add to the material costs, while the relatively difficult and lengthy installation process can add to the labor costs. In turn, a tile roofing project is considerably more expensive than its asphalt or metal counterparts. However, many factors still make tile roofs a cost-effective decision. For instance, the durability of the tile shingles should prevent you from ever needing to repair or replace the roof. Additionally, if you sell your home in the future, the tile roofs should significantly increase the sales price of your home.  

Contact Big Creek Roofers to install your ideal roof. Our expert staff has years of experience and has earned a prominent reputation throughout the Denver area for providing superior and customized roofing services. We can handle any of your roofing needs, so contact us today at 303-877-8369 for a free quote!