Cement roofing tiles have become a lot more popular in recent years as the workmanship and technology have improved. Well-made tiles can last up to 50 years, and they are much more affordable than many other options. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind if you choose to go with cement for your roof.
The Weight of Cement Roofing Tiles
When compared to asphalt, cement roofing tiles weight much more – as much as eight pounds more per square foot. However, there are lightweight versions available that are anywhere from 5.5-7 pounds per square foot. If your current roof has asphalt shingles and you’re thinking of switching, have an experienced professional come to your home and make sure the framing can support the added weight.
The Slope of the Roof
You will also need to keep the slope of your roof in mind if you are considering cement roofing tiles. Again, check with an expert to make sure it will work correctly. If the roof has a low slope, you will very likely need to install a waterproof membrane beneath the tiles to make sure the roof will be able to resist leaking due to heavy rains.
If your tiles will be made of a certain color, that color should last for a long time as long as the tiles come with a protective glaze that will keep it shielded from the elements. The color may change due to sun exposure, but it should still remain bright for several years.
Talk to a professional with Paradigm Roofing if you are interested in learning more about cement roofing tiles. We are experts in all types of roof installations, and we will make sure your installation will result in years of worry-free shelter. Give us a call at 972-542-7774 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.