The Pros and Cons of Terracotta Tile Roofing

The Pros and Cons of Terracotta Tile Roofing

August 17, 2020

The construction and roofing industries have seen a number of developments in recent decades that have catapulted us into the future. Our building materials are more advanced and eco-friendlier than ever, and Apple Construction LLC’s clients now have more options than ever before. However, despite all of these advances, this doesn’t mean we would ever advocate stopping the use of tried and true materials that have worked for centuries.

Some materials have been in use seemingly forever for the simple reason that they get the job done, no matter what. Terracotta roof installation in Santa Fe, NM is one reliable form of roofing we don’t see ourselves ever abandoning. It offers a timeless Southwestern look that many customers crave, and our experience means you can feel confident that the job will be done right if you hire us to install your new roof.

Advantages of tile roofing

The first thing many customers love to hear about terracotta tile roofing is its longevity. While asphalt shingle roofs might last a customer 25 to 30 years at best, terracotta roofs can last for up to a century. Multiple generations of your family might be able to live under the same roof that was built to last using these traditional methods. For homeowners in our region, in particular, reasons to select terracotta roofing in Santa Fe, NM include the fact that the material is remarkably resilient in the face of extreme heat. Terracotta tiles also work well in regions with sudden bursts of rainfall, and are of course impervious to insect damage or rot, since they cannot really decay like wooden materials can.

Disadvantages of tile roofing

The downside of terracotta roof installation in Santa Fe, NM is that all of this resilience and strength does come at a price. Terracotta roofing can be quite expensive when compared to other materials, and that can be a roadblock for some homeowners. Additionally, putting down terracotta roofing is a skilled job, so be sure you’re working with a partner that you can trust. Apple Construction LLC has the proper experience, and if you work with us on a home addition, for example, you can rest assured we’ll get the job done right, from the foundation to the roof.

Finally, terracotta roofing isn’t a fit for every home because it is extremely heavy and requires a significant framing structure to support it, and it’s simply the case that not every home offers this level of support.

The verdict

Terracotta roof installation in Santa Fe, NM can be an expensive proposition that requires a specific type of home to support its weight, but if done correctly by a skilled contractor, you’re looking at never having to deal with roofing again in your lifetime. That fact alone makes it an attractive option for many customers who want to consider their roofs a “done deal.”

Terracotta roofing is a timeless building material that looks great and can last for generations. Give Apple Construction LLC a call today to see if terracotta could be the best fit for you—we’d love to discuss your options and your desires for your home’s look, design and feel.

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