3 Durable Roofing Tiles for Your Home

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3 Durable Roofing Tiles for Your Home

17 August 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


When you install a new roof, you also need to make a decision about the type of tiles you want to use. The type of tiles that you choose will impact the appearance, durability, and longevity of your roof. Here are three durable tile options to choose from. 

#1: Metal Tiles

One durable tile option is metal tiles. Metal tiles are a little different than a metal roof.  With a metal roof, long pieces of metal are used to create your roof. With a metal tile roof, the metal is not in long pieces but is instead shaped like regular roofing tiles or shingles.

Metal tiles offer many of the same benefits as metal roofs. They are resistant to fire. They can last for decades with the right care and can withstand all sorts of different weather conditions. Metal tile roofs, just like metal roofs, are known for not leaking.

The biggest difference between a regular metal roof and a metal tile roof is the style. Metal tiles are made to look like other roofing materials, such as clay tiles or slate tiles. You can get the benefits of a metal roof and the appearance of a different style all at the same time.

#2: Copper Tiles

Another option if you want something that is durable is copper tiles. Copper tiles, when taken care of properly, can last for decades, and even up to a century. Copper is resistant to fire, hail, and mildew, making it a great material that will not scumble to elements that would destroy other roofs. Additionally, copper is a lightweight material, and will not put that much stress on your home and underlying roofing structure.

#3: Slate Tiles

Finally, if you are looking for another durable tile option, you should consider slate tiles. Slate tiles are extremely strong and have been used as a roofing material for many centuries.

Slate tiles are appealing because they can withstand decades of wear and tear. Slate tiles are also appealing because they come in unique color combinations. Slate tiles are expensive and require professional installation; however, a slate tile roof should easily last your entire life with the right maintenance.

If you want to install a roof that is going to last more than a decade or two, you should consider installing a metal, copper, or slate tiles. All three materials have been known to last for decades with the right care and maintenance. To learn more, reach out to a residential roofing service in your area.