Benefits of a Tile Roof

Homeowners searching for an elegant way to enhance the beauty and appeal of their home need look no further than tile roofing. Tile roofs not only make for an attractive exterior, but also offer numerous benefits that add to the longevity, protection, and performance of your roof. Here are some of the advantages of having a tile roof.

Variety of options

Tile offers a wide variety of designs constructed from a variety of materials. From slate, clay, and concrete to flat, imbrex, and pantiles, there are plenty of materials, colors and style choices. Homeowners can choose what best suits their taste by mixing and matching between traditional, Medieval, Spanish, or Contemporary European architectural styles. However, it is important to discuss any drastic change with your Homeowners Association if you live in a community where many of the homes share a similar aesthetic.


While they may have a high initial cost at the time of installation, tile roofs are extremely durable and can last several decades. In fact, many manufacturers guarantee their longevity by offering a 50-year warranty against color fading — as long as the roof tiles are installed by a professional contractor that has been trained to install the roof to their (the manufacturer) specifications. Able to withstand high winds, hail, and even fire, clay and concrete roof tiles have been known to perform the longest in warmer climates.

Protective and efficient

Homes in Florida are regularly exposed to severe weather conditions that can damage roofs constructed with traditional asphalt shingles. Unlike wood, tile roofs are wind resistant, impervious to damage from insect boring, offer protection against rot and decay, and provide natural water shedding and ventilation. Tile roofs are also energy efficient and environmentally-friendly; they help regulate indoor temperatures due to their heavy thermal mass and are made from recyclable earth minerals.

Low maintenance

When properly installed, tile roofs rarely suffer leaks and therefore require very little maintenance. In the event of a heavy impact to the roof due to storm debris, only the affected broken tiles would need to be replaced — not the entire roof. Quite often, the only issue a homeowner may face with a tile roof is needing to have it cleaned in order to remove mold and algae stains. Roof Commander offers roof cleaning services to help customers maintain their tile roof and keep it looking lovely for the foreseeable future.

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While tile roofing offers numerous benefits, it is important to keep in mind that some homes may not have the correct structure for a tile roof if it was not built with one originally. If you are interested in switching from shingle to tile, you may need to consider meeting 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, contact us today at 352-459-7599 to get a quote.

Roof Commander serves- Lake, Orange and Seminole Counties.