The beauty of clay tile roofing has made it a popular choice among high-end installations for hundreds of years. It has a timeless, classic look that is unmatched in elegance and style by other roofing materials. It does, however, have a few drawbacks. First, it is much heavier than any other material, making it difficult to install and unsuitable for many structures. Clay tiles are also expensive and may crack when exposed to wind-driven debris. If you want the look of a clay tile roof with materials that are a bit lighter and more durable, decorative metal roofing from Classic Metal Roofing Systems is the best option.
Grande Tile Decorative Metal Roofing
Grande Tile is manufactured to give the look of clay tile with all of the benefits of a metal roof. Made from industrial-grade aluminum in styles imitating both Mediterranean and traditional tiles, Grande Tile comes in many blends of colors and finishes so that you can achieve just the right look for your home. Decorative metal roofing is resistant to inclement weather and wind, and Grande Tile features drain channels for extra protection from even the harshest rain.
Benefits of Grande Tile Decorative Metal Roofing:
- Energy Efficiency. Special finishes on this type of decorative metal roofing include reflective pigments that prevent radiant heat from the sun from penetrating your roof. This means that your cooling system runs less often and uses less energy–up to 40% less energy in some instances.
- Lightweight. Clay tiles weigh in at an extreme 2000 pounds per 100 square feet. Even fiberglass singles can weigh as much as 450 pounds per 100 feet. Grande Tile is a comparative featherweight at less than 75 pounds.
- Long Lasting. Tile roofing is susceptible to chipping and cracking, while Grande Tile resists damage. It will not rust and the specialized coating will resist fading.
- Earth-friendly. These aluminum tiles are made from 95% post-consumer content, and are 100% recyclable, making it the most environmentally-friendly roofing option around.
Decorative Metal Roofing Made Simple
If you’re considering a clay tile roof, or you’ve already decided on Grande Tile for your Jacksonville home, A.J. Wells Roofing Contractors has the knowledge and experience you need for a quality installation. Our team of trained professionals provides both commercial and residential service and we guarantee your satisfaction.
For more information on Grande Tile, other types of metal roofing, or for all of your roofing needs, contact A.J. Wells Roofing Contractors today. We offer free roofing inspections and free estimates with no obligations.