Steep Slope Tile Roofing In Minneapolis
Tile is one of the most popular choices of materials for roofing in Minneapolis. It is versatile, durable and provides long-term protection for homes. Traditional tiles made from clay or concrete can now be made in various shapes and colors to meet changing trends in architectural styles. In addition, roofing contractors can now offer homeowners new innovations in tile manufacturing which have created a selection of tile made from materials like metal, plastic and rubber. The design possibilities are endless when choosing a tile roof.
The tiles used in Minneapolis roofing projects are usually classified into the following different families:
- Pan and Cover tile
- Shingle tile
- Interlocking tile
Within each of these families, there are many different styles with additional choices of size, texture, color, thickness and shape.
A tile roof system is comprised of three basic components: the tile, underlayment and the flashing. The life of a roof in Minneapolis is determined by the quality of the materials and the care that is taken to install each component correctly, and to best-practice specifications.
Maximize the Life of Your Tile Roof
There are several factors that can affect the life of your tile roof. Take into consideration the following:
- Roofing contractors in Minneapolis recommend using tile with a low moisture absorption rate to prevent deterioration that can occur as a result of the freeze and thaw cycle experienced in Minnesota.
- Consider the weight of the tile in your purchase decision. Lightweight tiles may break more easily and may be more porous allowing for more water absorption. However, certain structures may not be able to support heavier tiles. Consult with a roofing expert on the best tile weight for your roofing project
- Tile roofing can benefit from performing regular maintenance inspections and repairs. Promptly repairing any broken tiles, or replacing underlayment early on, can extend the life of your tile roof.
Contact us Today!
Your Garlock-French representative will be happy to help you with all of your tile roof system needs including new roofing installation, routine maintenance, and repairs. Call us today at 612-722-7129 to schedule an appointment.