Tile Roof – Tile Roof St. Louis – Tile Roof Repair
With the variation in styles and colors, you are almost guaranteed to find a tile roofing solution that complements your house.
Tile Roofing installed by Duration Construction gives your St. Louis home a Spanish inspired flair. This is a durable roofing solution that adds an eclectic charm to any home.
Why Tile Roofing For Your St. Louis Home
There are a number of different styles of tile roofing, and Duration Construction roofing contractors are experts in the installation of all of them. You can add splashes of color with tile roof options, or choose a classic clay look that is reminiscent of the Spanish countryside. With so many different types available, you can clearly make your home a unique one.
You will easily find a tile roofing solution that suits the style of your St. Louis home. Durable, roofing tiles will last for years, aging gracefully and continuing to provide ultimate protection from the elements. Duration Construction has been using Ludowici Roof Tile for years to provide our St. Louis customers with the absolute best in tile roofing products.
Why Choose Ludowici Roof Tile
Ludowici is a 400 year old roofing material company that started out in Rome. They eventually brought their expertise in clay tile to the United States, where they have been operating now for over a 100 years. They are the leaders in the industry, expertly crafting a variety of clay tile to complement homes of any style and size.
Sometimes referred to as clay tiles or “S” tiles, Spanish tiles are a classic roofing solution. Clay tiles are highly resilient and able to withstand even the harshest of elements, like gale force winds, hail and snow fall. As for longevity, you can expect to get at least 40 years from your Spanish roof tiles if not longer. The iconic “S” shape allows for a steady hold, as well as ample ventilation to prevent mold build-up.
Another classic clay tile style, mission tiles are a perfect match if you want an authentic Spanish, French or Italian countryside appeal for your home. Definitely rustic in design, mission tiles are laid straight or staggered to make an exceptional statement of style.
Installation of Tile Roofing
Clay tiles are heavier than the standard roofing product, and need extra support in order to withstand the weight. Duration Construction will first need to examine your roof truss, support beams and sheathing, and make the necessary adjustments for the extra weight. We go to great lengths to ensure that your new Spanish roof is just as structurally sound as it is beautiful.
Another consideration is the pitch of your roof, or how steep it is. Typically, clay tiles are installed without drilling or nails as the layering and their weight will hold them in place. The roofs of some St. Louis homes are too steep, and will require extra support to hold the Spanish tiles in place. Duration Construction will discuss this with you after our initial inspection to determine if this is the optimal roofing solution for your home.
Frequently Asked Questions About Clay Tile and Its Installation
Over the years, Duration Construction has discussed clay tile roof options a number of customers. During that time, we have identified some frequnetly asked questions about tile roofing, some of these are listed below:
Do Spanish roof tiles only come in that burnt orange color?
No, there are a few different colors available for Spanish roof tiles. Variations also occur during the process of making the tiles, and the color will be affected by the elements. It is the unique variation in coloring that will give your home an old European feel.
If you want clay tiles that stand out, they can be augmented with other bright colors in shades of blue, purple and red. These can be used to create a unique pattern on your roof.
Will I get a warranty with Clay Tiles?
Yes, because of their durability, most manufacturers of clay tile including Ludowici offer warranties of up to 75 years on their clay roofing materials.
Are Clay Tiles a More Expensive Roofing Option?
No, there are other premier options, such as natural slate, that are higher priced than clay tiles. They are more expensive then cedar shakes, but with the durability and longevity they offer, the price pays for itself by avoiding repairs and future replacement costs.
How Long Will a Clay Tile Roof Really Last in St. Louis?
Clay roofs date back thousands of years, with some still in existence today. Clay tile roofs are known to outlast the home that they are laid on to protect.
Will My St. Louis Home Have a Reduced Energy Efficiency Because of Clay Tile Roofing?
No, the combination of decking, clay tiles and increased circulation between the tiles will reduce heat transfer. In fact, Missouri homes with Spanish tile roofs will typically have a decrease of ice dams during the winter months.
Spanish tile roofs are an elegant roofing solution that gives you a variety of choices in color, shape and design. Talk to the experts at Duration Construction and find that solution that works perfectly with your home.