Composite and Synthetic Tile Roofs
Composite roof tiles, also known as synthetic, polymeric, or faux roof tiles, are a popular choice among homeowners and builders for their durability, energy efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. These tiles are made from a combination of materials, such as plastic, rubber, and cement, and are designed to mimic the look of traditional roofing materials like clay, slate, and wood.
As a leading 5-star roofing company, we specialize in the installation and maintenance of all types of tile roofs, and we understand the many benefits that they provide. Some other advantages that are associated with installing this type of composite roofing material include:
- Durable and Long-Lasting: These tiles are made from a blend of synthetic materials, such as PVC and rubber, that can withstand extreme weather conditions and resist damage from UV rays, wind, and fire. This makes them a great option for areas that experience heavy rain, high winds, or extreme heat.
- Low Maintenance: Unlike natural slate or clay tiles, composite tiles do not require regular sealing, do not require regular sealing, painting, maintenance, or repairs. They are easy to clean and are resistant to mold, mildew, and algae which means they are less likely to become discolored over time.
- Attractive Look: They come in a variety of colors and styles, including ones that do a realistic job of resembling higher-end materials such as shake, slate, and clay, so homeowners can choose the look that best suits their home. This allows homeowners to have a variety of options to choose from to create the perfect look for their home.
- Versatility: This synthetic material is designed to be lightweight, making them easy to install and less likely to cause structural damage to the building which means it can be installed on a wider range of roofing structures than traditional materials.
- Energy Efficiency: These tiles are designed to reflect the sun’s rays, which helps to keep the interior of the home cool and reduces the need for air conditioning. This can lead to significant energy savings over time, making them a cost-effective option for homeowners.
Despite the many benefits of composite tile roofs, there are some potential drawbacks. For instance, these tiles tend to be more expensive than traditional materials like asphalt shingles. However, they are more durable and low maintenance, which can offset the higher upfront cost over time.
Another disadvantage of composite roofing tiles is that they are not as heat-resistant as traditional materials. They can become soft and pliable in extreme heat, which can make them less effective in hot and sunny climates. However, this can be mitigated by upgrading to a version with a protective coating with a higher heat-resistance rating. At the same time, since these are synthetic materials, they are typically not very biodegradable and thus are not as environmentally friendly as some other roofing options.
When it comes to installing a new roof, a composite tile roof could be a great choice, but it is important to work with a professional roofing contractor like us that has the necessary skills in working with this material and to ensure that your roof is properly installed and maintained.
When you hire Reimagine Roofing, you can be assured that you are getting a team of experienced professional and expert roofers that will make the process as simple and painless as possible. Contact us today for a free no-obligation, comprehensive roofing inspection, and estimate.
Still not sold on getting a ceramic tile roof? No worries! We have other options available. For example, the other five types of tile roofing materials that we offer are: