Tile roofs are known to be one of the longest-lasting roofing materials in the industry. There are many benefits to tile roofs, as well as some disadvantages that would need to be addressed before making a final decision to install a tile roof. Let’s take a closer look at what a tile roof is, and list the pros and cons to help you make an informed decision. 


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What Is A Tile Roof?

Closer to the top of the overall cost of a replacement, tile roofs are substantially durable, beautiful, versatile, and definitely not cheap. As the industry has continued to grow and introduce new products, tile roofs continue to be a popular choice for many reasons.

What is it made of?

Tile roofs are made of natural and recycled materials, including terracotta, slate, and concrete. These ingredients are then mixed together and put into molds, which will shape them.

How is it installed?

  • Consultation with Integrity Pro Roofing, to see if additional supports are needed to support the weight of a tile roof
  • Prepare the roof – taking down the old roof and making any necessary repairs
  • Install underlayment – the barrier between the roofing structure and materials
  • Install tile material – may need battens, which are small wood strips that help keep the tiles from sliding off your roof if your roof is too steep

Benefits Of A Tile Roof

Durable/ Long Lifespan

As we have already mentioned, a tile roof that is properly installed can last a lifetime. Tile roofs have been used for centuries and have proven their durability over the ages. The installation process plays a key role in the lifetime of this type of roofing material, so make sure you contract a roofing professional, like Integrity Pro Roofing.

Energy efficient

The amount of insulation that a tile roof provides is a great benefit to the house it is covering. Also, the way the tiles reflect the sun’s rays also keeps the house cooler in the summer.

Increased Home Value

Because it is so beautiful and has so many great benefits, this type of roof will increase your home’s overall value. There is also a great opportunity to create a really beautiful exterior look and overall style of your home. 

Easy Maintenance

The maintenance of this type of roof is incredibly easy. For most years, all you will need to do is have a visual inspection done, which will most easily be completed by a professional. 

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Disadvantages Of A Tile Roof


When you take all of these benefits into account, you can understand why this type of roofing material is one of the most expensive materials on the market. With both the cost of materials, as well as the potential additional costs of the installation, this can put you back a pretty penny.

Difficult Installation

This will not be a DIY project – this installation process is very difficult and needs to be done by a professional. 

Additional Weight

With the additional weight of a tile roof, the roofing installers may determine you need more support to install this weighty roofing material. This will also play into your overall costs for your tile roof installation. 

Brittle Tiles

Even though these tiles are strong and durable, they cannot withstand anything. With normal wear and tear, these tiles are some of the strongest materials available. But, if you are wanting to go out on your tile roof to check something, you can drastically damage your tiles. This is why it is important to contact a professional roofer to come out and service your tile roof.

More Questions? Contact Integrity Pro Roofing Today!

At Integrity Pro Roofing, we want to help you determine if a tile roof is right for you. With our expertise and attention to providing an exceptional customer service experience, we will answer any further questions you have, and walk you through the whole process. Contact us today!