As you drive through some Tampa Bay neighborhoods, you might notice the stunning tile roofs on some (or all) of the homes. Tile roofing is becoming increasingly popular as many homeowners in our subtropical location try to replicate a Mediterranean style for their houses. Aside from simple aesthetics, however, did you know that tile roofs carry many other benefits? Here are a few of them.
One of the main considerations when installing a roof in the Tampa area is whether it will be able to stand up to the rather extreme weather we can get here on the Suncoast. Whether we’re talking about the daily torrential summer rains, occasional hurricanes and tropical storms, or the intense heat of the midday summer sun, the roofs on our houses have a big job to do in keeping us safe, dry and comfortable.
Our tile roofs are able to withstand the wind, rain and hail that is common during the late spring, summer and early fall. In addition, they reflect heat, so you might even notice your energy bills getting lower, as your air conditioning system won’t have to work as hard during the hottest days of the year.
If you are concerned about the environment (and who isn’t?), you’ll be glad to know that our tile roofs are not only energy-efficient, but also fully recyclable. Even better, they need to be replaced less often than asphalt roofing materials, which saves time, money and space in the landfills. Some tile roofs can last as long as a century! If just a few tiles need to be replaced, we can do so without re-installing the entire roof; this leads to even less waste.
Upgraded Home Value
A tile roof is a luxury item that many potential homebuyers can appreciate and are happy to pay more money for. When the time comes to put your home on the market, a tile roof is one of those extras that can help it sell more quickly and command a higher price. If several homes in the neighborhood begin installing tile roofs, you could even see the market climb in your immediate area, as these roofs make a neighborhood more attractive to buyers. They evoke a feeling of pride in homeownership, which is important to many people searching for a home.