A roof is a very large investment and it is important to choose wisely. Concrete roof tiles offers many advantages, but some homeowners are wary of their weight. While it is true that roof tiles are heavier than many other types of roofing material, there are many advantages to the weight. Learn more about where the weight comes from and how it benefits homeowners.
Ingredients and Process
Unlike lighter roofing materials such as asphalt shingles, Stoneworth’s concrete roof tiles are sustainable and environmentally friendly. Made entirely of local and all-natural ingredients, concrete roof tiles represent the ultimate in green building materials. Though concrete roof tiles were once made entirely by hand, Stoneworth now uses state-of-the-art technology to create high-quality products from sand, cement, water, and pigment using a process called extrusion. The ingredients are blended by machine, pressed into molds, dried on racks to harden, and are then coated with a sealer. The reaction between cement and water aids in the curing process, further strengthening the tiles before they are fed back into the extrusion machine for finishing and packaging. Quality control is a priority and any tiles that do not meet our high standards are broken up and recycled back into new tiles. The tiles are tested daily to ensure that our customers’ expectations are met and exceeded.
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Benefits Of Roof Tile Weight
Homeowners often believe that lightweight roofing materials are somehow superior to concrete tiles, but this is generally not the case. The density and substance of Stoneworth concrete roof tiles provide them with several advantages over their lighter counterparts.
Energy Efficiency: The weight of concrete roof tiles gives them a high thermal mass that is absorbent and allows them to store heat energy. This means that even in the harsh winters of the Kansas City metro area, homes with concrete roof tiles remain well-insulated and warm. Similarly, the tiles absorb heat in the summer, keeping it out of the interior of the home.
Strength: Because of their mass, concrete roof tiles are very tough, allowing them to withstand the elements with ease. Hail and heavy snow do not take the same toll on concrete tiles as on other materials. Especially in places like the midwest that often see this type of weather, this is a distinct advantage over other roofing materials. At Stoneworth™ Roof Tiles, we test our tiles daily to make sure that their strength holds over time and meets our high standards.
Durability: The strength of concrete roof tiles means they require minimal maintenance and are built to last. While other materials may seem less expensive at first glance, it is important to consider the average lifespan of your roof and the cost of repair and replacement. Concrete roof tiles are a larger initial investment, but when figuring in the cost of reroofing more often with other materials, concrete roof tiles save homeowners money.
Ask Your Roofing Contractor About Stoneworth Roof Tiles For Your Midwest Home
Whether you are reroofing due to an inferior existing roof or building new construction, concrete roof tiles offer many benefits. Request a sample today to learn how Stoneworth Roof Tiles can complete your home.