Tile roof repairs and installation could be a solution for keeping your electric bill down in the summer. One of the biggest considerations you have for household expenses when you live in a hot climate is the cost of cooling your home. There are days in Virginia (VA) when the heat and humidity rival the scorching days that are typical in states such as New Mexico or Nevada.
In desert states an effective way to help cool a house is to have clay or cement tiles installed on top of the asphalt shingles. Roll roofing is also used. The shingles and other roofing materials ensure that the waterproof barrier is impenetrable. Install tiles on top of this and it adds a whole new dimension of energy efficiency to your home.
Have you ever put your hand on your shingle roof on a hot day? It’s so hot it burns to touch it. Imagine all that heat radiating into your house. Now, try the same thing with a tile roof. The tiles might feel warm, but never as hot as the shingles. They actually absorb the heat from the house and the sun, but the air flow through the tiles takes the heat away. Your air conditioner has a reprieve from working so hard.
If you have atrocious electric bills in the summer, this type of roof is an option. It’s more expensive than a shingle roof to install, but it’s highly energy efficient and lasts far longer. Tile roof repairs are rare when the system is installed by a roofer that knows what to do.