Protect Your Home with a Clay or Tile Roof That Can Last a Lifetime
We provide tile roof installations and repairs throughout the Tampa and Sarasota areas
Are you considering re-roofing or installing a new roof in Tampa Bay or Sarasota? Join the thousands of Florida homeowners who have chosen concrete and clay tile roofs for their homes. The second most commonly used roofing product, concrete and clay tiles offer numerous benefits for roof replacement and new roof installation.
Durability of Tile Roofing
Tile is a remarkably durable material. Clay and concrete tile roofs can last a lifetime — many tile roofs installed centuries ago still stand today. Tile also has the lowest life-cycle cost of any other roofing material (per the Tile Roofing Institute).
Versatility of Clay and Concrete Materials
Tile roofs also have the benefit of versatility. Westfall Roofing offers a full range of roof tile styles and colors to match your home’s architecture and your unique taste. We work with leading tile roof suppliers to locate the materials you’re looking for. If you need guidance on how to balance your budget and design aspirations, our roofing contractors can also help you determine whether concrete or clay tiles are right for you.
Energy costs and efficiency are important factors when you’re considering which material to install on your roof in Florida. The natural air flow under the roof tiles creates a heat transfer barrier that can help provide a cooler house in the summer and a warmer house in winter. Based on independent testing performed by the Department of Energy, roof tiles can reduce the transfer of heat by as much as 70% when compared to other roofing materials. When you choose to work with Westfall Roofing, we also help you take advantage of the federal tax credits and state rebates that are available with clay and concrete tile roofs. Roof tiles are also individually installed, making them easy and affordable to repair.
Florida weather is fluid, but concrete and clay tiles are weather and fire resistant, as well as environmentally friendly. Most clay and concrete roofing tiles are Class A fire resistant, designed and tested to meet 150 MPH wind speeds, and able to resist damage from hailstones as large as 2-inches. Tile roofs also meet LEED and Energy Star requirements based on the life of the roofing material. Because roofing tiles are not manufactured with chemical preservatives, the waste from tile roofing jobs can be recycled. Meanwhile, the long life of tile roofs also reduces the frequency of future roof replacements, thus eliminating roofing waste that can clog landfills.
At Westfall Roofing, we carry the latest tile roofing products and offer professional installation and repairs. As your local roofing specialists, we serve Tampa, Sarasota, Brandon, Saint Petersburg, New Port Richey, Largo, Plant City, Palm Harbor, Valrico, and many nearby areas.
If you are interested in installing or replacing a clay or concrete tile roof, please schedule a consultation or call us at 813-291-2904 for an estimate!
We primarily install Eagle Roofing concrete tiles with the Capistrano profile.
Various color blends are available depending on regional weather conditions.
Tile roofs last up to 50 years and save 22% on energy costs compared to other materials.
Tile Roofing FAQs
How Much Does a Tile Roof Cost?
The cost of a tile roof varies based on the type of tile used and the square footage of the house’s roof. On average, a new tile roof costs between $400 and $600 per square foot. Roof replacements may also involve removal and cleanup costs. In terms of materials, clay tiles usually cost more than concrete tiles but also provide a more exotic look. In general, the more unique and high-quality the tiles are, the higher the installation costs will be.
How Long Do Tile Roofs Last in Florida?
A tile roof has an average lifespan of 25 to 50 years. Florida is known for extreme weather events, however, the durability of roofing tiles means they can withstand most storms, including hurricane winds up to 150 miles per hour. Their longevity makes tiles a cost-effective roofing material for many Florida homeowners.
What’s a Timeline for a Tile Roof Installation?
It generally takes about a week or more to come up with a plan for installing a new tile roof. The installation itself can last a few days, depending on the size of the roof. In general, tile roofs take longer to install than shingle or metal roofs. Once the new roof is installed, it requires an inspection to make sure it meets Florida building requirements.