Concrete roof tile is beautiful and enduring and one of the easiest way to save on energy bills.
Concrete roofs are not your typical roof.
WHAT IS CONCRETE ROOFING?
Concrete tiles are made of mixture of sand, cement and water, which are molded under heat and high pressure. Concrete tiles have additional water locks, or interlocking ribs on the edges that prevent water infiltration.
The life expectancy for a concrete tile roof is marketed as a 50 year roof. However, the underlayment and batten system, even if good material and the proper installation procedure was used, will not last that long and will have to be replaced generally around 30 to 40 years.
CONCRETE VS WEATHER
In extremely cold climates, tile roofs can crack from freezing and thawing out. However, concrete tiles can now be made to withstand extreme temperature changes. One of the key selling features of this material is that it is extremely durable. It is fireproof, insect-proof, and weather-resistant.