Five Benefits of Tile Roofing—No. 1 May Surprise You


A home or business elegantly outfitted with a tile roof makes a striking statement. With a history that dates back thousands of years, the nature of the materials creates a beautiful aesthetic with pleasing shapes and distinct colors. From traditional cap and pan tiles as seen in recent projects to Ludowici shake tile, tile roofs are a worthwhile investment. At Bone Dry Roofing Company, we offer everything from real slate, clay tiles, concrete tiles and wood shake products as well as various synthetic products with long term warranties. We are proud to be a Ludowici Certified Crown Roofer, which also allows us to offer the Ludowici Shield Warranty.  In today’s post, we’ll be covering five benefits of tile roofing; you may find that it’s a strong contender in your search for the perfect fit.


  • Cost Effectiveness
    You may be surprised to see cost-effectiveness at the top of the list. While tile roofs are often more expensive initially, the long-term costs are quite the opposite. For example, one of our tile manufacturers, Ludowici, backs their colorfastness with a 75-year warranty on every tile. Compare this to asphalt shingle roofs, which last on average around 20 years according to a recent U.S. News & World Report article, and the savings add up.


  • Appearance
    The list of customizations is seemingly endless; imagine the wealth of creativity from a company like Tejas Borja, one of our tile roof manufacturers. Tejas Borja has been in business for five generations (since 1899). Ludowici boasts more than 50 standard designer tile colors, color matching capabilities and handmade decorative accessories. Boral offers an array of concrete, clay and composite roofing options.3. Extreme Weather PerformanceA recent Home Advisor article reports, “Tile roofs perform better under harsh conditions than many other roofing materials.” Those conditions include resisting damage caused by hurricanes and earthquakes. For homes and businesses in South Carolina and Georgia, more protection from the elements is critical. Tests conducted by the Tile Roofing Institute found clay and concrete roof tiles “can sustain winds in excess of 125 miles-per-hour that would have stripped off most other roofing materials.” Saltwater can wreak havoc on many roofs; let the Bone Dry Roofing Company team help you select a tile roofing system with no salt intrusion.


  • Fire Resistance
    Another important feature of tile roofing is fire resistance as a product and installed system. Ask about their Class A fire rating, which “includes tests for spread of flame, intermittent flame, and the burning brand.” Concrete, clay and slate tiles are known to be noncombustible. Add peace of mind to the list of tile roofing benefits.


  • Energy Savings
    The Tile Roofing Industry Alliance describes tile roofing as “a great insulator, which helps to keep homes warmer in winter and cooler in summer.” Their benefits chart makes a compelling case for this eco-friendly solution. A reduction in heating and cooling costs month after month thanks to their energy efficiency makes tile roofing an attractive option. Energy Star color glazes are available on Ludowici and Boral Roofing products carried by Bone Dry Roofing Company.


Make sure you partner with the best roofing company in your area. Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Charleston, SC, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in St. Simons, Bone Dry Roofing, locally owned and operated in Athens, GA. You can contact us today to talk about tile roofing benefits at 1-855-BONEDRY.

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