Concrete Roofing – Carmel
Carmel’s Concrete Roofing
What is concrete roofing?
Concrete roof tile is made of sand, water, and cement. They are one of the leading investments you can make when it comes to installing new roofing on your home. The exact materials vary somewhat with each manufacturer but primarily contain Portland cement, blended hydraulic types of cement and fly ash, sand, and other aggregates.While they do have a steeper initial cost than most other materials, concrete roofing tiles end up being a smarter investment in the end due to their vast superiority in durability, longevity, and appearance when compared to other roofing materials. This is also the modern roofing material.
Tiles come in clay or concrete but can be shaped in many different ways even to the point of looking like the wood shake. The cost of a new roof was $700 to $800 per square to install, though they can cost anywhere between $400 and $1,000 per square. But always be sure of your paying for. Always check if the materials will be used fitted in the amount you pay. Make sure of the safety of the materials.
There are Different Concrete Roof Style
- Eagle small barrel
- Roma small barrel
- Lifestyle S-Tile
- Lifetile Bar Style
- Ro-Tile Bar Style
- Marley Country Slate
- Homestead Shake
- Monier Ridge and Rake
In replacing a roof like concrete, it is challenging because of its heavy, from about 7.5 pounds per square foot for the lightweight tile to just over 10 or 11 pounds per square foot for standard weight tile. This can be installed in all temperatures from near 0 to 120 degrees or more. Concrete roof is dangerous to apply when raining; it is hazardous to walk on when wet. It ‘s hard to implement in a small area, and after a year it starts fading. If replacement is needed, it will take years for it to blend in.
Disadvantages of Concrete Roof
The disadvantages and advantages you can encounter in concrete roofs.
- Leak detection
Once you get a leak, you may never find it. He water can travel for hundred of feet before becoming evident.
- The cost
Forming, pouring, and supporting a concrete roof will typically be more expensive than wood frame construction
- Specific applications, like sloped roof areas, can prove difficult installation-wise.
- Collects too much heat and needs thermal insulation to prevent that.
- It isn’t easy to build sloped, which is required for snowy areas.
Advantages of Concrete Roof
- It has long term durability: it has been installed around the world for over 100 years, providing a long track record of performance when compared to other roofing materials such as asphalt shingles.
- They are immune to damage from large hail, fire and high winds
Roof colors and shades come and go all the time. The manufacturers change colors fairly frequently except for a few standards they might have. Using specific fresh colors will increase the energy efficiency of concrete tiling by reflecting more of the sun’s rays than a roof treatment in standard dark colors.