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When it comes to choosing a new roof for their homes, more and more homeowners in Dallas are now considering concrete and clay tiles — and for all the right reasons. We are not going to dispute the fact that tile roofing is considerably more expensive than the most common roofing system in the U.S., asphalt shingles, but tiles do have some redeeming qualities that cancel out that extra initial toll pretty quickly.


At 911 Exteriors Roofing & Fence, we work with many of the leading manufacturers of tile roofing in North Texas. Read on to find out why concrete and clay tiles are the ideal roofing choice for you.

Tile Roofing is Energy Efficient.

One of the greatest expenses North Texas homeowners face is their monthly utility bills. A major benefit of a tile roofing system is that it can help make your home more energy-efficient by stabilizing your home’s inside temperature.

Concrete and clay tiles are typically mounted on what is known as a “floating system.” Each roof tile is fastened to a hardwood batten board or other material that lifts the tile off the roof deck. This makes certain that the tiles do not come into contact with the deck at all, creating additional airspace between the tiles and the deck. This naturally created airspace insulates the roof deck and, with it, the interior of the home from 55 to 75 percent of the sun’s radiant heat. Because less heat will escape through the roof and into your house, your air conditioner will not have to work as hard to keep your home cool on those scorching Texas summers.

Tile Roofing is Tough.

Tile roofing systems are remarkably tough. Here are a few ways how:

  • With proper installation, tile roofing is one of a few select roofing systems that is proven to withstand sustained winds of 150 mph or greater.
  • Roof tiles do not go up in flames very easily. Take a look at some online pictures of homes that were left in ruins by the wildfires, and you will find a house or two with a tiled roof still standing… right in the middle of the fire disaster area.
  • A severe hail shower can inflict irreparable damage to asphalt shingles, resulting in an untimely (and expensive) roof replacement at the homeowners and insurance companies’ expense. However, roof tiles are quite resilient against hail damage. In fact, most hailstones will shatter against the roof tile’s surface!

Due to their resistance to severe weather, concrete and clay tiles are growing in popularity among homeowners in areas with frequent hurricanes, wildfires, and hail storms as we have here in many parts of Texas.

Tile Roofing Lasts a Long Time. 

A tile roofing system lasts, plain and simple. Concrete and clay tiles are designed for long-term performance and can easily last anywhere between 50 and 100 years. In fact, many historic buildings and structures with clay roof tiles have remained intact, functional, and beautiful for centuries in Asia and Europe.

Tile Roofing is Cost-Effective.

While considerably more expensive than any other roofing material, concrete and clay tiles are probably the most cost-effective. Their durability and longevity mean that tile roofing systems have the lowest life cycle cost of any roofing material available today. Consider this: the common asphalt roofing shingles will have to be stripped off and replaced every ten years, so while they do cost a lot less, the initial savings of using asphalt shingles instead of tiles is also temporary. What you save today you will pay in ten years and then again ten years after that. With a tiled roof, you can just get it and forget it.

What makes tile roofing cost-effective is also the fact that these systems require minimal maintenance. With tile, maintenance is restricted to gutters, protrusion flashings, and venting. With other roofing systems, maintenance may include coating, painting, cleaning, and/or sealing most of the roof surface.

Tile Roofing Adds to Your Home’s Curb Appeal.

Curb appeal with a tile roofing system is automatic. How many of us have used a roof tiled home or business as a navigation point? “You just go __ blocks past the pretty red tile roof house.”

While this does not put money into your pockets right away, you can see a return on your investment if you ever decide to list your home for sale. Any real estate broker will tell you that tile-roofed properties retain their value better than any other type of roofed property. This means that you will get more of your money back by using roof tile than by using any other type of roofing material… if you sell.

There is a Wide Variety of Options.

Concrete and clay tiles come in many colors, shapes, and sizes. In fact, with modern innovations, concrete and clay roof tile manufacturers can produce tiles to suit any architectural style, from authentic Spanish and Mediterranean to New England Colonial, historical, or contemporary. Roof tiles can be flat or round, simulate wood shakes, or seek to replicate centuries-old roofing materials. The possibilities are virtually limitless.


Are you looking for the best tile roofing contractor in Dallas, TX? If so, we have you covered. At 911 Exteriors Roofing & Fence, we have over three decades of experience providing high-quality roof replacement and repair services to homeowners in North Texas. Our industry-trained roofers can help you choose the tile roofing choice, style, and color to best enhance the architectural needs of your home.

Give us a call at (972) 243-6700 to consult with one of our roofing experts today or request a quote


Your 911 Exteriors Roofing & Fence A-1 Certified Professional roofing expert can help you choose the tile roofing choice, style and color to best enhance the architectural needs of your home. Call us for a free consultation and estimate today!

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