Tile Roofing in Fort Lauderdale
We live in an area of South Florida that was influenced heavily by both Addison Mizner and Maurice Fatio, famous society architects who made the barrel or S-tile roof ubiquitous. Most commonly used with Mediterranean-style architecture, tile roofing began largely in Palm Beach County and has now become extremely popular throughout the entire state.
The most notable quality of concrete and clay roof tiles is that they endure some of nature’s most challenging weather, including wind, hail, rain, earthquakes and even fire. On most applications, Chase Roofing utilized Polyfoam Adhesive to adhere tile to roof decks. Polyfoam provides the best performance in hurricanes and also adds a level of insulation for energy efficiency.
Because tiles are installed individually, the airspace around them creates natural ventilation that provides a thermal barrier from heat transfer to the roof deck. This results in greatly reduced “ceiling heat flux,” especially when compared to an asphalt shingle. This provides energy savings by reducing the peak load demand by several hours, which directly benefits structures in both hot and cold climates.
Concrete and clay roof tiles are available in an amazingly wide variety of finishes and colors, ranging from a single color to a matrix of up to five colors. Ranging from flat to barrel-shaped, and offering dramatic differences in style, concrete tiles can simulate traditional clay tiles, wood shake, slate and stone. Many people prefer tile because of its unmatched beauty, versatility and safety. It is also extremely economical because of its lifespan of 50 – 100 years or more. In Europe, old tile roofs have lasted for centuries!
Tile roofs are also easy to repair and require limited maintenance, which is more typically restricted to the roof’s gutters, flashings and venting than the tile itself. What’s more, because concrete and clay tile do not deplete natural resources because they are made from naturally occurring materials, they are prized as green, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Ask Chase Roofing about tile roofing for your next roofing project.