How tile roofs can save you money

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Roof tiles are a great way to boast the appearance and possibly even the value of your house but they can actually help to save you money as well.

Firstly, lets have a quick look at exactly what roof tiles are. Roof tiles comes in can be made of clay, ceramic or concrete. You can find tiles of numerous colours and shapes and that provides plenty of architectural possibilities. A few of the clay or terracotta tiles might have glazed finishes which make the roof better equipped to resist moisture and dampness, they are also very durable and they will never rot or rust.

Roof tiles do need a solid framework for support and under this there is a large open space that is for airflow. One of the easiest ways to make your home more energy efficient is to have roof insulation installed. There are many options when it comes to insulation which we won’t go to deeply into here but you can have a look at building insulation on Wikipedia here.

This brings us to the real trick with tile roofs. They can be painted. I know it sounds simple but it makes a huge difference in how sun reflective your roof is and how energy efficient your home is. There has been some amazing advances in paint technology and we are seeing some fantastic paints that a both long lasting and solar reflective. You can talk to a roof restoration specialist for more information to whether your home is suited to having its roof painted.