No matter the roof tile type, we love working with customers to install quality roof tiles that complement their home or business in Bonita Springs and the surrounding areas. Tile roofs combine beauty with durability, giving you a roof installation that can last for many years to come.
If you’re looking for a new roof, you may be wondering which roofing tile type is best for your home or business. From roofing systems like interlocking roof tiles to types of roof tiles, like clay roof tiles to concrete roof tiles to synthetic cedar and ceramic tiles. The options are seemingly endless – but we’re here to help make sense of it all.
Benefits of a Tile Roof and How to Get Started
We know that as a homeowner, looking for the best contractor that understands the different roof tile types can be overwhelming, whether you’re looking for tile roof replacement, a tile roof repair, or a new installation. We’re here to make that process easy.
Our roof tile contractors have the experience and training to help you create the look you want for your home or business in Bonita Springs and other parts of Southwest FL. We also follow a tried and true twelve-step process we’ve refined since we started in 1991.
What are the different roof tiles types?
Below we’re covering the different tile roofing systems that may be an option for your home.
Clay Roof Tiles
When you think of long-lasting roof tiles, a clay roof is at the top of the list. These highly durable clay roof tiles can last upwards of 100 years and are also energy-efficient and eco-friendly. The downside is the price – the average cost of clay roofing is often two to three times more than an asphalt shingle roof per square foot. Clay roofs are also heavy, which means clay roof tiles aren’t an option for every home. Use an expert when installing one of these roofing systems to ensure you get the entire lifespan for your investment.
Ceramic Roof Tiles
Like clay tiles, ceramic tile is a great eco-conscious choice and is typically cheaper than other roof tile alternatives. With professional installation, ceramic tile can outlast other materials. Clay is a type of ceramic, but not all ceramics may be made from clay. Check with your roofing expert or roof tile manufacturer to understand what tiles and roofing types are best for your home.
Metal Roof Tiles
Like a clay roof, metal roof tiles carry a long lifespan – up to seventy years. While these roof tiles are more expensive per square foot than asphalt roofing per square foot, metal roof tiles are incredibly durable. Metal roof tiles are also eco-conscious, fire-resistant, and energy-efficient. What’s the downside to metal tiles? A metal roof can be dented in storms, and some homeowners complain about the noise factor.
Synthetic Cedar Roof Tiles
These synthetic cedar tiles can be made from a number of different materials, including composite material that includes recycled plastics, wood fibers, and more. Synthetic cedar or composite roof tiles may look slightly different, but most try to match the appearance of wood shake tile or cedar shake. True wood shake or cedar shake tiles are rectangular and create a beautiful, natural appearance of being split from a log. The synthetic option and composite tile recreates the look of wood and produces a roof tile that is lighter than its natural counterpart and easier to maintain.
Slate Roof Tiles
Slate tile roofs are a timeless option that creates a beautiful roof. Homeowners that choose a slate roof should expect to pay more for slate tiles per square foot over other options, like asphalt shingles roofing, but gain a lot more. Slate roof tiles are known for being extremely durable and fire-resistant since each slate tile is made from occurring natural stone. A slate roof is also low maintenance, but like clay tiles and concrete roof tiles, the stone tiles add extra weight that not every home can accommodate. If a slate roof is on your list but the slate roof tiles are too heavy for your home, consider synthetic slate as an alternative.
Concrete Roof Tiles
Like slate tiles, heavy concrete tiles aren’t an option for every home, but they do weigh slightly less overall. Concrete tiles are durable and help reduce energy costs, thanks to their design which allows air circulation to reduce heat transfer. A concrete roof is therefore high on the list of energy-saving options and makes the concrete tile a choice worth considering.
Copper tiles and copper sheeting produce a high-end custom look for homes. As you might imagine, they also come with a custom price, landing at a higher cost than other types of roof tiles. When you invest in copper roof tiles, expect a durable, energy-conscious option that is lightweight and can last up to 50 years. In addition to cost, noise is one of the complaints that come with a copper tile roof. You may also expect some expansion and contraction when the weather changes so utilize a professional roofing company for installation.
Solar Roof Tiles
Solar tiles are a great option for homeowners who need a new roof and want to maximize energy efficiency. Solar roof tiles and solar shingles are more durable than ordinary shingles, which means an investment in a solar roof will pay dividends for many years to come.
What type of roof tiles are best?
We’ve covered concrete tiles, composite roof tiles, and ceramic tile versus a shingle roof. As you dig deep into tile options, you’ll learn more about roofing material we haven’t explored, like interlocking roof tiles, barrel tiles, square clay tiles, plus materials like polymer sand, portland cement, and more.
The good news is that you don’t have to become an expert on your roof structure or roof pitch, and you definitely don’t have to learn everything there is to know about roof choices. Our team of expert roofers can help you determine the best system and roofing tiles for your home. We can assess your needs and desires with various roof tile choices and per square foot costs to determine the best solution for you.
Tile Roofing Cost
Tile roofing is a case of “you get what you pay for.” While there are cheaper alternatives on the market, they will typically lack the beauty and design of more expensive roof tiles. They may also be made of lesser quality and need to be replaced more frequently. Choose a roofing contractor you can trust to help you select quality roofing materials and avoid early roof tile repairs. If you’re curious about the general idea of tile roof repair and installation costs, you can use an online cost calculator.
While these tools can be informative, we recommend relying on a roof tile expert to determine the actual project scope and final costs. They’ll know what’s best for your property and be able to supply options for your project.
How Do You Find a Trusted Roof Tile Contractor?
Whether you are in need of a roof repair or replacement for your tiles, we know the one thing that matters is having an expert you can trust. You also need a contractor that is familiar with your local area and the installation process of all different types of tiles and different types of roof systems.
A contractor from Bonita Springs can understand how our Florida weather will impact your roof tiles, roofing cement, and more – and make the right recommendations for new installation and tile repair. The same isn’t true for a company that is new or from another region. Our team has worked with all types of roofing – including concrete roof tiles, slate tiles, clay tiles, asphalt shingles, solar roofing tiles, and more. We have been a trusted roofing contractor in Florida since 1991.
You also want to choose from tile roof repair and installation specialists who have a solid history of installing roof tiles and knowing how to make a proper repair. There is nothing worse than needing help and trusting a professional, only to find they don’t take your call after you’ve made a payment. Or to go through the process of a new tile roof or tile roofing repair, only to discover the job was done poorly. Take the time to review what customers have to say about a business and its service before you trust them with your largest asset.
Roof Tile Maintenance
At Allstate Roofing contractors, we install residential and commercial tile roofing. We also repair damaged tiles or supply replacement tiles. Whether you need to address damaged flashing or damage to your roof deck and underlayment system, individual tiles, or full roof replacement, we’re happy to help you learn more about the available tile roof options for your home or business in Bonita Springs, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and the surrounding areas. Get a free roof inspection today!
To learn more about a roof tile option that will last a lifetime, or schedule a tile roof repair, contact our Allstate Roofing team. We provide tile roofs in a wide range of colors and styles, creating a unique design that will keep your home protected from rain, wind, and storms.
In the unlikely event that your roofing tiles become damaged, whether that’s cracked tiles or broken tiles, tile roof repair and replacement is an option. Unlike a traditional roof that may require extensive repair, with tile roofs, you can usually replace the affected tiles with plastic roofing cement and sealant to fix the problem area only. This means that the initial investment will last longer. The tile roof repair cost is often more affordable, and the tile roof repair process moves faster than with a typical asphalt roof per square foot.
Tile Roof Leaks
For homeowners, one of the most frustrating things they face can be roof tile leaks. But with tiles, roof leaks can often be as simple as one broken roof tile. Leaking roof tile repair rarely requires a new tile roof and often can be stopped when the replacement roof tile or tiles are put in place, saving you time, money, and frustration. This is one of the roof tile repair services we provide at Allstate Roofing and why it’s important to get expert advice from someone in your area.
Expert Tile Roofing Contractors
Are You Ready to Install A Tile Roof? Contact the Allstate Roofing team today for a free roof inspection and roof tile quote.
We proudly offer tile roof repair and installation services for homes in Bonita Springs, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and the surrounding areas.
CALL US at 1-866-ROOF-NOW (888-521-5073) for a free tile roof inspection and more information on any one of our tile roof replacement options available throughout Florida.
With all the ongoing reports and fear of COVID-19 that continue to develop we felt it necessary to express where we stand as a company. Allstate Construction Roofing Inc. completes tile roof repair or replacements to your tile roof, which is arguably the most important part of your Bonita Springs home as it protects your assets and you and your family. The health and safety of our customers and staff are our greatest concern. We will continue to do our part to protect each individual throughout the roofing process.
The beauty of technology today is that much of our process can be done virtually with email, text message, satellite measurements, and online signature platforms. While we may initially see you face to face, our staff has been instructed to maintain the six (6) foot distance as we will continue to do our part to protect our customers, your homes, and our staff in the safest way possible.
Please know that we are a family-owned business and we are doing everything we can to safely serve our customers in Bonita Springs, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lehigh Acres, and the surrounding areas with tile roof repair and installation services.
The Owners of Allstate Construction Roofing Inc.