Are Tile Roofs Energy Efficient?

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 and, unbeknownst to many, cost-lowering energy efficiency.

Here are some of the energy efficient and money-saving benefits of tile roofs.

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 had 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, the tax legislation can always 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. To start to start saving money, consider contacting a tile roofing professional.

At Roof Commander, we are experienced in all areas of tile roof installation, repair, and maintenance. 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.