There’s a reason why clay and concrete tiles are popular among roofers and homeowners alike in New Mexico. While this material is perhaps one of (if not the) most expensive roofing types available today, it more than makes up for it with its extremely long lifespan, almost maintenance-free durability and unmatched curb appeal.
Strength and Durability
Clay and concrete are inherently strong, which make them a durable roofing material. In fact, the effective service life of tile roofs is over 100 years. Compare that to other types of roofs that need replacement after about 20 to 25 years. Tile roofs have the ability to withstand common problems that most other roofing types usually face, namely lack of resistance to strong winds, impact forces from falling debris or the rare hailstone, storm damage and even insects and rot.
The only time you’ll ever need to call the roofers is if you see any tiles cracked or broken, and this hardly ever happens. It takes a considerably heavy force to even crack an individual tile, something you don’t see too often in New Mexico. As far as other maintenance steps are concerned, clay and concrete don’t have too many requirements. Regardless, it’s still best to have your roofing system professionally inspected at least once a year.
When choosing a roofing material, you want to narrow down your options by checking for the ENERGY STAR® certification. This ensures that your roof fulfills all federal efficiency requirements and helps save you money on your air conditioning costs. Moreover, depending on your area, you may be entitled to additional benefits if your roofing meets all the needed certification.
In the arid climate of New Mexico, clay and concrete tiles’ high specific heat values pretty much guarantee that your home is thermally insulated from the high temperatures caused by the sun.
At Goodrich Roofing, you can trust our professional roofers to give you only the best service when it comes to clay and concrete tile roofing. Give us a call at (505) 219-4450, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate today. We serve clients in New Mexico.