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Learn About Tile Roofing

Tile roofs are not only beautiful but they are so durable they've been around for centuries. A tile roof will increase your home's value as well as its curb appeal. If you are a discerning homeowner or looking for an unique roof then tiles may be the solution as they are available in a wide variety of profiles & colors that can be blended many ways to create styles to enhance any home.

If you're interested in an energy efficient roof, old world elegance, or perhaps tropical, then tile roofing is the right choice for you!

Roof Smart only installs quality top tier roofing tile, some of our favorite tile manufacturers include; Hanson, Eagle, Entegra, & Monier Life Tile. Visit our showroom soon to see the large variety of options available.

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Florida Tile Roofing Tips, Care & Maintenance

Tile roofs require very little care or maintenance to keep their appearance.

  • Barrel Roofing Tile
  • Clay Roofing Tile
  • Concrete Roofing Tile
  • Flat Roofing Tile

Frequently Asked Tile Roofing Questions

Roof Smart is happy to make our customers the most informed customers around.  We are happy to answer all of your questions.  Here are a few questions that our customers have asked:

1. Q: I am planning a tile re-roof. What are my choices in a tile re-roof. What is the best way to make my selection??

A: Check the history of your home. If your shingle roof is the second roof and the home was originally built for tile then it is usually no problem to go back with tile. The only way to know for sure and for permitting will be to have an engineer inspect your roof. On a rare occasion some structures have a shingle roof that was built for tile. This would be no problem to go tile. If you still want the tile look but meet none of these criteria ask your knowledgeable Roof Smart representative about our metal specialty products that look like tile. You can install them on any structure without any approval. They also come with excellent wind ratings and product warranties up to the 50 years and come in a variety of popular colors.

2. Q: I have a shingle roof now but I want to go with a tile roof. Can I put a tile roof on my house??

A: Check the history of your home. If your shingle roof is the second roof and the home was originally built for tile then it is usually no problem to go back with tile. When a home is built for tile then it is usually no problem to go back with tile.  On a rare occasion some structures have a shingle roof that was built for tile. This would be no problem to go tile. If you still want that tile look but meet none of these criteria ask your knowledgeable Roof Smart representative about our metal specialty products that look like tile. You can install them on any structure without the weight. They also come with excellent wind ratings and product warranties up to the 50 years and come in a variety of popular colors. The only way to know for sure is to have a certified engineer check your roof.

3. Q: I want to do a tile re-roof, however on my old roof, broken tiles have been an issue. I worry every time someone needs to go on the roof. Will I still have this problem with my new tile roof??

A: Several things have changed with the new tile and installation methods we use today will help this common problem. The tile we get today are thicker and stronger with additional strengthening ribs that fall under a scrutiny of lab tests and industry standards that were nonexistent years ago. This will result in less breakage for years to come. A common instillation practice on normal slope roofs is to use expandable foam adhesive under each tile. The bond is very strong and it has a little give or cushion under each tile. An older tile method was cement and had no give and the bond would easily separate with foot traffic followed by breakage. Be sure to select a reputable contractor like Roof Smart who has knowledge and experience with today’s tile and instillation methods.


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