In Wisconsin, we have some pretty harsh weather conditions. We have hot summers and cold winters. It is no mystery why clay tile is one of the most popular roofing types. In this article, we will be discussing some of the wonderful benefits of a clay tile roof in Wisconsin, as well as some of its drawbacks.
No other roofing material out there looks better than clay tile. It is such a beautiful way to finish a roof. Anyone that sees it is going to notice it right away and say wow that is a unique roof, especially around here in Wisconsin. Clay tile roofs used to be something people would associate with California or Spain. To come up here to Wisconsin and see beautiful homes topped with clay tile ranging in color from orange, red, brown, and sometimes even white or black, is a sight to behold.
Clay tile roofing is virtually fireproof. The clay that makes a clay tile roof is heated in a kiln. For the roof to become damaged, the actual tile would need to be ignited by a fire that is hotter than a forging kiln, which is pretty unlikely.
Clay tile roofs can last for a long time. These roofs can take some pretty severe punishment from the elements before they start to fall apart. Even if your clay tile roof has a broken tile or two, they are easy to repair.
Clay tile roofing does a fantastic job keeping out mold and mildew. It is also is not prone to leaking during rain and snow.
Clay tile roofing is expensive, of course, there are cheaper and more costly tiles out there, but for the most part, clay tile is going to be a significant investment.
They are easy enough to repair, but that can only be done by someone who knows what they are doing. Even though the tiles are durable, they’re not exactly made for clumsy workers to go stomping around on. If someone is going to fix or maintain a clay tile roof, they need to be a clay tile roofing professional. Not just any old roofer will do.
In Wisconsin, if you can afford to purchase a clay tile roof, then do it, there is nothing else like it. If you give it the proper tender love and care, it will last for many years.
Van De Hey Refined Roofing, LLC (VR Roofing) is a specialty roofing company that specializes in clay tile roof installations and repairs. We service Appleton, Little Chute, and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha and Green Bay and De Pere areas in Wisconsin.