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Exploring Eavestrough Materials and Installation Techniques

Four Mistakes To Avoid When Installing Concrete Tile Roofing

by Martha Soto

Tiled roofing is definitely a more unique option, but it can get pricey if you are looking at clay tile. This is why concrete tile is more ideal since it's definitely more affordable, but still brings the unique look of tiled roofing to your home. On top of this, you don't lose any of the durability that your roof needs since concrete is weather resistant and allows snow and water to slid off while also standing up against severe weather, such as hail storms. However, to ensure that you are using this more affordable material effectively, you want to avoid these four mistakes when it comes to installing the concrete tile roofing:

  1. Not Overlapping Tiles Properly: Probably the biggest mistake made when it comes to installing tile roofing is not overlapping the tiles properly. This is why it's definitely better to hire professionals for the installation process rather than doing it yourself. This is especially important to avoid with concrete tiles since concrete is not as durable as clay, so it won't hold up during more severe weather and winds if it's improperly overlapped among the other tiles. 
  2. Choosing Concrete Tiles That Are Lightweight: Another problem is choosing concrete tiles that are too lightweight. Lightweight tiles can become more easily damaged, so it's important to consult with a professional about the right weight for the concrete tiles on your roof. This will depend on the weather conditions of the area in which you live and also the wear and tear that is put on your roof from other things, such as walking on the roof and other weights that are placed on the roof throughout the year. 
  3. Installing During Wet Weather: Always be sure that you are planning to install concrete tile roofing during a drier time of year. This is because concrete especially becomes quite slippery and can be dangerous and more delicate to work with in these conditions, thus resulting in a longer process of installation. 
  4. Not Prepared for the Fading: Finally, you must be prepared for the fading of concrete overtime. This happens more rapidly than with other roofing materials. However, the reason you might be okay with it is because concrete is more affordable. You just want to be sure that you are prepared for this when it does happen by choosing a concrete material not based on the color, but based on weight alone.

When you avoid these four mistakes when installing concrete tile roofing, you can be sure that you are better able to take advantage of this more unique roofing style for your home.