Are Tile Roofs Energy Efficient?

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Tile roofs not only have a reputation for being a long-lasting, durable, and low maintenance roofing option, but also for adding an elegant and attractive aesthetic to a home. Available in a wide variety of designs, colors, and materials, each style of roofing tile provides different levels of protection ideal for Florida weather and, unbeknownst to many, cost-lowering energy efficiency.

in Florida, the weather can be quite damaging to your roof. From severe winds to scorching heat, our roofs take a beating. More so, your home’s roof can play an integral part in things such as your air conditioning costs and regulating indoor temperatures. Here is a list of the energy efficient and money-saving benefits of choosing a home with a tile roof.

Heat Resistance and Ventilation

The recyclable materials found in roof tiles possess a heavy thermal mass that helps to reduce heat flux transfer. Additionally, the natural ventilation created by the space between each individually installed tile provides a thermal shield that also helps to prevent heat from penetrating the home. By transferring and ventilating heat, tiles can help to regulate your indoor temperatures and lower the cost of cooling and heating your home.

Tax Credits and Rebates

Up until recently, the government incentivized new roof installations with residential energy tax credits. While homeowners with energy efficient tile roofs are not currently eligible for federal and state tax credits, it is always possible that the tax legislation could be reinstated. However, local utility providers may offer rebates and discounts to qualifying tile-roofed homes that save and produce energy.

Increase Your Home’s Value

The energy efficiency of tile roofs combined with its durability, wind-resistance, and 50-year average lifespan make it a valuable addition to your home. More so, most tile manufacturers offer extended warranties to homeowners who choose to install a tile roof. When it comes time to sell your home, a tile roof will not only offer your potential buyer an aesthetically gorgeous property, but peace of mind with its extended warranty (as look as the warranty is transferable). To start to start adding value to your home, consider contacting a tile roofing professional.

Tile Roofing- What to Consider

While tile roofing has a reputation for being energy efficient and offering immense value to homeowners, it is important to remember that some homes may not have the correct internal structure for a tile roof if it was not built with one originally. Tile roofing will add immense weight to your roof, and that needs to be accounted for. If you are interested in switching from shingle to tile, it is recommended to meet with a structural engineer to survey your home and advise you accordingly.

At Roof Commander, we are experienced in all areas of tile roof installation, repair, and maintenance. Whether you are looking to have it installed for the first time, or it is time for a roof replacement, Roof Commander can help.To learn more about how we can help with your tile roofing needs or to get a quote, call us today at 352-459-7599.