Tile gives a distinct look to the roofs of ranch-style homes in Arcadia; stucco homes with parapet roofs in Pasadena and Alhambra—and throughout the San Gabriel Valley.
This is a roofing material with tremendous versatility and durability.
If you want tile on a new roof installation, here’s a guide to know your options and how you should choose the type of tile that’s best for your home.
Garvey Roofing consults with homeowners on roofing options and offers free estimates with a guarantee that’s unique in the roofing industry—all labor and materials are guaranteed. This means homeowners don’t have to hassle with manufacturers if a problem happens to occur.
Benefits of Tile Roofs
Tile is a lifetime product that gives a roof durability in all seasons. During the day, tile can absorb heat and release it into the structure during the evening. When installed properly, tile can keep homes cooler during summer days and warmer during winter evenings.
Certain tiles can shed water, too, so heavy rains won’t soak through and eventually leak inside your home or commercial building.
Tile has a high fire rating as you might expect, making it a practical material to use for homes in the foothills along the 210 freeway, from La Canada to Azusa.
Garvey chooses from different reputable tile manufacturers that you can see on our Manufacturers page:
Each one is an enduring roofing brand that’s familiar to the roofing industry throughout Southern California.
Traits of Tile
Not all tiles are heavy. Some styles are actually lighter weight than certain types of asphalt shingles.
Eagle Roofing notes that concrete roof tiles are produced from all-natural products that are fully recyclable and biodegradable at the end of their lifespan.
Concrete roof tiles can resist the harshest of weather conditions.
Thomas Garvey, owner of Garvey Roofing, has nearly 35 years of experience roofing homes from Altadena to Hacienda Heights and everywhere in between. He focuses on building science and how roofing materials impact structures, air flow and other issues affecting a home or commercial building.
Certain types of historic homes where he’s installed roofs wouldn’t be candidates for tile. Most homes with low slope, or flat roofs, won’t have tile, either.
Types of Tile Roofing
Clay tiles by Boral Roofing and U.S. Tile are typically the most expensive. They’re quite durable and are lifetime products.
Concrete tiles by Eagle Roofing come in different weights and are more budget-friendly than actual clay, but they also have wonderful curb appeal.
Tile must be properly installed and not every roofing company has the same installation quality that includes an underlayment to repel the sun’s rays, provide waterproof protection for decades, and have the ventilation to maintain the health of the roof.
Roofing is a trade relying on craftsmanship.
Garvey Roofing consults with customers regarding goals, appearance of the home or business, and what can be achieved on a budget.
The final result is a quality roof to last a lifetime or longer. As Thomas Garvey says, “When it rains, my phone doesn’t ring.”
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