Three Popular Roofing Tiles

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Redoing your roof is going to completely change the way the outside of your house looks. There are so many great roofing choices on the market that can be a little bit overwhelming. Tile roofs are probably the most popular, but there are a lot of different types of tile, and they have some important differences. This article looks at some of the most common materials used for the construction of roofing tiles.

Slate Tiles

Slate tiles have a wide range of styles. You can find refined, smooth slate that has a sleek, modern look. You can also find natural looking, rough slate that looks like it was found on the ground. In reality, it was found in the ground. Slate is naturally quarried. Either type of slate these can look great on certain home styles. In addition to being a very stylish choice, slate is probably the most durable option on this list. A slate roof can last century with hardly any maintenance. It is not susceptible to water damage, termites or anything else that requires serious upkeep.

Clay Tiles

Clay tiles are very popular and have been used in all sorts of roofing construction, all over the world, for centuries. Clay creates a dynamic roof style that is hard to match. Since the tiles have different shapes and patterns, they create unique patterns on your roof. Clay tile roofs can last about 50 years with little or no maintenance. The color of natural clay lends itself well to Italian style architecture.

Synthetic Tiles

Synthetic tile roofs are extremely popular as well. This is partly due to the fact that the technologies have become so advanced that some synthetic products look exactly like the product they are imitating. For instance, you can find synthetic tiles that look like real clay or slate. Not only do these products have coloring and textures that make them look just like the natural counterparts, they also have detail prints, with multiple colors, that look very convincing. It is also very important to remember that the roof is far away from anyone looking up at it, so most people won't even be able to tell if it is the real thing or synthetic product. But, it will definitely give you the look of the real thing. That being said, synthetic tiles are also much more energy efficient. They are made with different insulation ratings to fit any climate.

Contact a company like Premier Roofing Co for more information and assistance. 

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