Synthetic Roof Tiles for Your New Roof
Tile has always been a favorite roofing choice, consistently admired for its blend of style, toughness, and appearance. However, there are drawbacks to going with regular tile. In particular, it tends to be quite heavy and also requires a fair bit of maintenance. There are several different tile options, each with their own pros and cons. Ceramic, clay, concrete, and Spanish tiles all offer a different look, feel, and flair to your roofing project, whether it be home, business, or vacation property. Synthetic tiles, on the other hand, can be used to emulate each of these variations at much lower cost. As a group, one of the key downsides to standard tile tends to be price, as each of these options cost considerably more than synthetic. Here are a few of the reasons you may want to choose synthetic tiles for your new roof.
Why Choose Synthetic Tiles?
While wood shakes are still relatively hardy and resilient, they can’t compare with the longevity and toughness of synthetic. Synthetic shakes have a much higher immunity to severe weather such as high winds and driving rain and, unlike their natural counterparts, are not at risk from mold, mildew or termites.
Having a wood shingle roof and keeping it in top shape requires a significant commitment to upkeep. They need to be inspected regularly to guard against water damage, rot, and other signs of deterioration. Every few months they need to be thoroughly washed to limit the growth of moss and algae. Synthetic shakes, meanwhile, only need the usual annual inspection, a welcome benefit considering most people’s busy lives.
Natural wooden shakes are somewhat more complex to install than typical roofing options. Wood expands when it gets wet, something that needs to be precisely accounted for during installation. Plus, there is a real art to installing them properly to provide both the most effective protection for your home and the authentically organic look you are going for. Synthetic shakes, however, are much simpler to install and more difficult to damage.
Overall, synthetic tiles are a great option for your home or office, providing it with similar style and class as regular tile options but at a fraction of the cost. They require very little maintenance and boast tremendous longevity.
Considering the wide range of products to choose from, the first step in any roofing project should be to consult with the professionals at At The Top Restoration. Our dedicated roofing contractors have many years of experience installing, repairing and maintaining all different styles of roof, and can be reached any time at 615-824-1500. Call us today!