Peaked Roof, Flat Roof, 3-Story Victorian or Stucco Stand Alone?
So many factors come into determining the cost of a new roof. Everything from the materials you choose, to the slope of the roof and even how close your home is situated to your neighbors. When we get a call from someone in San Francisco asking about prices, we start with the basics. The cost of materials alone can vary greatly, from modestly priced asphalt shingles, to high priced gray slate or red clay tiles.
In a Word, “Maintenance.”
It may not be high tech, or sexy, but maintenance and attention to detail will keep your roof in better shape longer. Most of us would not go out and buy a new car and then drive it for years without checking the oil, the tire treads or scheduling a regular tune-up. Yet, many homeowners don’t even think about the roof overhead unless it leaks.
Is a Tile Roof a Good Idea for a Marin Home?
Tiles add a distinctive touch to almost any home and Marin’s climate is right for tiles. In regions of the country with very cold weather, clay tiles may crack or even shatter in a cycle of freezes and thaws. However, you’ll want to consider a great many more factors before making a decision about putting tiles on your roof.
First, there are choices to make when it comes to the type of tile. The method of making clay tiles dates back centuries. Clay tiles are baked, molded clay. Concrete tiles are a mixture of cement, sand and water, molded under high pressure and heat. Both types of tiles are highly resistant to wind and fire, which makes them a very safe roofing material.