Tile Roofs Stand Up to Denver Weather
Tile roofs, regardless of tile shape, were made primarily out of fired clay (terracotta). In the latter parts of the 20th century, concrete was adopted as a stronger substitute for modern tile roofs. Regardless of specific material, tile roofs are designed to be impervious to heat, channel rain away from the home better than shingle roofs, and provide a more stable, temperate climate inside the home. The material prevents rot, decay and varmint damage. In simple terms, once you install a tile roof, you don’t have to worry about your roof again (mostly).
Because of its superior functionality, tile roofs come with a high price tag and are difficult to install. Because of their weight, tile roofs aren’t effective on flatter roofs; they also require a more substantial support structure to hold that weight. Tiles need to be laid in such a way to allow ventilation but intrusion of water, regardless of a storm’s severity.