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.
Severe Weather Can Wreak Havoc on Your Roof
I don’t know about you, but after watching those severe winter storms back East, I’ve been enjoying our milder California weather. That doesn’t mean we aren’t concerned about the predicted El Niño rain storms we may see this month. Many of our customers are thinking about the buckets of rain that will pound down. Will their roof stand up to the downpour? I tell them, rain isn’t what causes the most damage to a roof.
Why Is My Roof Leaking?
If moisture, in the form of a drip from the ceiling has made its way into your home, a closer inspection is definitely needed. We had a customer in Mill Valley call us once, with a roof leak that was running down his interior kitchen wall. Since the wall faced the backyard, under his big redwood tree, he thought his gutters might be overfull, keeping the roof from draining properly.