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/
A Zoller Roofing Tile Roof:
Tile roofing experts, Zoller Roofing Inc. builds tile roofs that last for decades in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch and Bradenton. Zoller Roofing uses a foam-screw hybrid system to secure tiles to the roof. The foam adhesive adheres the tiles more securely to the roof than screws, and there are no penetrations in the roofing layer under the tile, making it more watertight in the field. 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!
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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 prefer the look of traditional terracotta roof tiles, but now concrete roof tiles (and even some clay roof tiles) are available in many different colors. These roof tiles can be replications of shake, wood shingle, and slate, and are 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 perform better under 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.
Eagle Tile Hybrid Roof System is now available through Zoller Roofing. Eagle Tile has introduced a Hybrid Roof System utilizing two tile fastening methods – a polyurethane roof tile adhesive (Tile Bond) in conjunction with mechanical fasteners, such as screws. The use of these in conjunction with one another creates a significant increase in uplift resistance. https://eagleroofing.com/eagles-hybrid-roof-system/
Tile Roof Repair
Tile roofs require maintenance, and Zoller Roofing Inc. is an expert in tile repairs. Homeowners must have cracked or missing tiles replaced to maintain the integrity of the roof. While the tile is the part of the roof you see, this is 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. In an effort to avoid the inherent danger associated with walking on a roof, we recommend that only a licensed and insured professional roofing contractor traverse roofs. Caution should be exercised to ensure personal safety and prevent damage to roof tiles that may void the 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. There are certain methods of traversing the roof that may minimize damage. It is recommended to step at the bottom three inches of the installed tile. This section is supported by the lapped tile beneath it and the weight is then transferred to the deck below. 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.