Tile Roofing

Zoller Roofing is one of the few local contractors certified by FRSA-TRI Alliance in High Wind Concrete and Clay Tile Installation.  This means we have been trained in the most up to date industry practices, installation methods, and the latest code requirements, on how to apply and maintain tile roofs in high wind climates like we have here in Florida.  https://tileroofing.org/find-a-contractor/

Tile Re-roof Zoller Roofing Sarasota FL
Tile Re-roof Zoller Roofing Sarasota FL

A Zoller Roofing Tile Roof:

Zoller Roofing Inc. builds tile roofs that last for decades in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, Venice and Bradenton. We use a foam-screw hybrid system to secure tiles to the roof.  The foam adhesive adheres the tiles more securely to the roof than screws. Using foam instead of screws means there are no holes in the roofing layer under the tile, making it more watertight.  Foaming the tiles can keep them on your roof in winds up to 250 miles per hour.  The first two courses of tiles at the eves are both screwed and adhered down with foam adhesive, providing the most secure protection.  This video shows why in a state like Florida, that is hit by hurricanes, you need to adhere your tiles to your roof deck with more than just screws!

Why Choose Tile?

Beyond their classic Florida appearance, Zoller Roofing clients choose tile roofs because they last much longer than shingle or wood shake roofs.  Depending on the quality, a tile roof may last decades longer other roofing types.

Homeowners often love look of traditional terracotta roof tiles. However, concrete roof tiles (and even some clay roof tiles) are now available in a wide spectrum of colors, ranging from the terracotta clay red, to colors closer to moss green, driftwood grey, and ocean blue.  https://eagleroofing.com/

Tile roofs withstand harsh weather conditions and do not deteriorate over time.  Roof tile is also fireproof and carries a class-A rating.  Finally, a white tile roof is the most energy efficient roof in Florida.

 

Tile Roof, Zoller Roofing, Sarasota FL, Deer Creek
Tile Roof, Zoller Roofing, Sarasota FL, Deer Creek

Eagle Tile Hybrid Roof System

The Eagle Tile Hybrid Roof System is now available through Zoller Roofing.  Eagle Tile has introduced a Hybrid Roof System utilizing two fastening methods - a polyurethane roof tile adhesive (Tile Bond) used with mechanical fasteners (screws).  The use of both of these adhesion method at once creates a significant increase in uplift resistance (meaning your tiles will stay on your roof better)!  https://eagleroofing.com/eagles-hybrid-roof-system/

 

Tile Roof Repair

Tile roofs require maintenance, and Zoller Roofing Inc. is an expert in tile repairs.  If you are a homeowner, you must have cracked or missing tiles replaced to maintain the integrity of the roof.  While the tiles are the part of the roof you see, they are not what keeps the water from penetrating into your home.  It is the underlayment beneath the tile that keeps water from entering.  Cracked or missing roof tiles can expose the underlayment to sun, and sun exposure will dry out the underlayment, causing it to crack and allow water to enter the structure.

 

Tile Roof FAQs

Q. Can I walk on my concrete tile roof?

A. Walking on a roof is dangerous.  We recommend that only a licensed and insured professional roofing contractor get on your roof. If you do decide to get on your roof, use caution to ensure personal safety and prevent damage to roof tiles that may void your warranty. Roof tiles broken by foot traffic should be replaced as soon as possible. The broken concrete roof tiles may cause problems by allowing water and UV rays to penetrate through to the underlayment and damage it. Keep in mind that activities such as gutter cleaning and holiday light hanging can be accomplished from a ladder rather than walking on a roof. Ladders should be used so as not to damage the roof tile.

 

Q. Do concrete roof tiles fade?

A. Yes, over time concrete roof tiles do fade and change color and appearance due to exposure to the elements. However, this will not affect the integrity or beauty of your roof. Color is achieved within concrete roof tiles one of two ways: by adding pigment into the body of the tile producing a color-through product, or by applying a concentrated slurry coat of cement-infused pigment to the top surface of the tile, known as a slurry/color-bonded product. With color-through tiles, the color will last indefinitely. During manufacturing, the colored cement will be drawn to the surface of the tile resulting in the initial color shade. This layer is slightly softer than the body of the tile and will typically erode away within the first ten years, depending on the climate in which the roof is installed. This erosion will expose a larger percentage of the sand and aggregate, resulting in an overall lightening of color; however, this occurs to a lesser degree with concrete roof tile than most other roofing materials.

 


Q. How are roof tiles made?

A. A mixture of sand, cement, water and oxide (pigment) is pressed or extruded into aluminum or steel molds to create the shape of the concrete tile and then it is sent into a kiln. The extrusion process typically utilizes over 3,000 lbs. of pressure, per square, in order to ensure the strength, weathertightness and long-term durability of the tiles.

These natural ingredients make concrete roof tile dense and heavy, resulting in an extremely durable product that is able to withstand the harshest of weather and is longer-lasting than traditional roofing materials, like asphalt shingles. In addition, its high thermal mass provides an added benefit by absorbing and storing heat (like a sponge) during the day and releasing it slowly into the structure at night. Thereby, keeping your residential or commercial building cooler during the day in the summer and warmer at night in the winter; helping reduce heating and cooling costs. The results are unmatched longevity, thermal superiority and exceptional weather and impact resistance ratings.

Concrete roof tiles provide the beauty to meet any architectural demand, the strength to withstand all weather conditions and the durability to stand the test of time. They also provide the perfect platform for the future of energy efficiency.

 

 

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