Should You Install a Tile Roof on Your Colorado Home?

Tile Roof In Colorado
August 16, 2023

Tile roofs are an investment that may be worth your while in Colorado. They are among the most expensive roof installations, they also last the longest and stand up the best against our elements. The best way to know if a tile roof is good for you is to consult with a roofing expert.

Tile Roof FAQs 

How much does a tile roof cost? 

Tile roofs are more expensive than shingle roofs, but they last longer and are less expensive to maintain than most other roofing materials. 

What’s the cost to replace broken roof tiles? 

Cost varies based on whether you’re replacing clay roof tiles, slate roof tiles, or concrete roof tiles. While individual tiles do not cost much in material, they do require a professional to install them correctly. 

Do you handle tile roof restoration or tile roof maintenance? 

Yes. Trout Roofing is a full-service roofing company that includes specialties in tile roof restoration, tile roof maintenance, tile roof installation, and tile roof repairs. 

Are tile roofs good for mountain weather?
Yes. Modern tiles are usually made out of lightweight clay, slate, or concrete that stands up against hard summer and winter conditions, in addition to hail, wind, and rain.  

How durable are tile roofs? 

Tile is one of the most durable roofing materials on the market. 

How long does a tile roof last? 

Up to 100 years in most cases. You may occasionally need to replace a chipped or cracked tile after major storms or debris falling on your home. 

Are tile roofs environmentally friendly? 

Yes. Clay, concrete, and slate tiles are easily sourced without taxing the environment and they’re recycled. Tile roofs are also extremely energy efficient and are naturally more environmentally friendly because they do not require frequent maintenance or replacement. 

How easy is it for tiles on your roof to break? 

Tile roofs are very durable, but individual tiles may crack or chip in extreme weather conditions or if large debris falls on your roof. The good news is, that it’s easy and inexpensive to replace a few tiles at a time whereas shingle roofs often require more extensive and expensive repairs and lead to more damage on the inside of your home under similar circumstances.

How do you maintain a tile roof? 

The best way to maintain a tile roof is to keep it clean, and clear of debris, and get annual roof inspections to check for broken tiles so that they can be replaced quickly.

What are roof tiles made of? 

The three most common roof tile materials are clay, concrete, and slate.

Are tile roofs good in wildfires? 

While roof tiles are not guaranteed to withstand fire, they do perform better in fire conditions than wood and shingle roofs do.