Concrete and clay tile roofs have begun to gain popularity throughout Florida because of their aesthetic appeal. Available in a broad variety of styles, finishes and colors, you will be sure to find a design to fit your liking. Concrete tiles are created from cement, sand and water which is poured into molds and left to cure until the desired strength is reached where as clay roof tiles are produced by clay being molded and then baked.
Concrete or cement roof tiles are very durable fire rated and have a high solar reflectance. Depending on the manufacturer and the profile of tile installed, a tile roof installation can reduce the amount of heat penetrating the conditioned space versus direct-to-deck installation by 50% and reduce energy consumption by 22%. They are generally given a warranty for the life of the structure.
There are many choices to make when selecting a metal roof such as the different profiles, exposed or non-exposed fasteners, types of metal, gauge of metal, colors, coastal applications, warranties and maintenance.
Peal n' Stick is an SBS modified peal and stick product that seals around all penetrations. It actually sticks to the roof deck. It can be used under shingles, tile and metal roofs. It is considered to be a secondary water barrier by insurance companies which, if used, can possibly result in savings on your insurance premiums. Peal n' Stick is definitely an upgrade from roofing felts and is highly recommended, especially in hurricane prone areas.
ENERGY STAR qualified roof products can help reduce the amount of air conditioning needed in buildings, and can reduce peak cooling demand by 10-15 percent.