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Concrete Roof Tiles Guide

Why choose Concrete Roof Tiles?  ( Part #1 )

Is a concrete tile roof right for you?  In this and future posts we will look at the benefits and technical requirements of the concrete tile roof.

How is a concrete tile made?

Manufacturing a concrete tile broken down is the process of mixing together and, cement, pigment and water.  That mixture is then extruded at over 3000psi into molds to create the shape of the tiles before being sent into the kiln for curing.   The precision of the molds and the high pressure of extrusion creates the strength and long-term durability of the tiles.

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The Manufacturing Process.

Beauty, Strength and Weather Resistant.

Manufacturing a concrete tile broken down is the process of mixing together and, cement, pigment and water.  That mixture is then extruded at over 3000psi into molds to create the shape of the tiles before being sent into the kiln for curing.   The precision of the molds and the high pressure of extrusion creates the strength and long-term durability of the tiles.

Benifits of Concrete Roof Tiles.

Fire Protection:  Rated as “Class A” Concrete tiles offers the greatest protection for you home and property.  The tiles will not burn and can withstand high temperatures keeping your homes safe until the fire passes or can be put under control.

High Wind Protection:  When properly equipped concrete roof tiles can withstand even the highest hurricane force winds.  Concrete tiles are tested against the Miami Date high velocity hurricane zone, withstanding sustained winds of up to 180mph.

Freeze Thaw:   Tested in both the USA and Canada Concrete tiles can withstand the harsh cycles of temperature change found in colder climates.  It is these rapid changes in temperature are the greatest test rather than the commonly assumed weeks of deep winter cold.

Environmentally Friendly:  Before it became an issue concrete tile were environmentally friendly.  Produced from all-natural materials, they are designed for a 75-year life expectancy and at the end of that life they are 100% recyclable.

Stay tuned to our blog for more information on concrete and other lifetime roofing products.