Clay tile roofing is created by baking molded clay. The length of time and temperature at which the clay is heated determines its density. Clay tiles are available in a wide range of colors, but the most popular one is Terracotta.
Here are things you need to consider before investing in a clay tile roof.
Many clay roofs require roof repair not long after installation due to damage from frost. Before installing tile, determine if it’s suitable for your area’s climate. Research the product’s performance and if the material has gone through laboratory performance tests.
Clay tiles are “water-shedding systems,” meaning that water is meant to end up under the tiles, and a waterproofing membrane should catch it. A well-designed roof will have a layer of self-adhered waterproofing membrane, sticking to the rood deck and preventing leaks when water backs up behind frost. However, a self-adhered membrane can cause condensation in some structures and climates.
Gutters & Flashing
Keep in mind that all materials in a roofing system should have the same life expectancy. It’s an important element of building design. Flashing and gutters that would come with a clay tile roofing must be made from heavy-duty and long-lasting materials.
Attaching clay tiles to the roof feck prevents wind uplift and rattling noise that’s generated when harsh winds hit the roof. Make sure corrosion-resistant copper or stainless-steel nails are used to secure the tiles. Look for nose clips that keep the front edge of tiles in place and stay away from foam adhesives.
Tile may last for decades and require less maintenance, but it’s very heavy and can only be installed on structures with sufficient support. For reliable roofing services, choose Roof Masters. We offer quality roof maintenance, replacement and repair. Call us at (888) 889-7551, or fill out our online form to request a free estimate. We cater to clients with Montgomery County, MD.