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Sealed Tight Roofing is ready to protect your home or business with a quality tile roof. Tile roofs are versatile in design style and colors. Tile roofs are categorized by the two materials tile roofs can be made out of: concrete and clay.

Tile roofing has been mankind’s oldest manufactured roofing material. Tile roofing’s long history has made them the go to roof for durability all over the world. Tile roofs are aesthetically pleasurable and add an elegant look to your residential or commercial property. Tile roofs are also popular because the tiles can come in different forms such as the Spanish tile, Barcelona style, or Flat tile.


Tile roofs can withstand rain and hurricane force gusty winds. It is a popular option here in South Florida due to our vulnerability to hurricanes.


Tile roofs, properly installed, can last decades. What causes tile roofs to be replaced before the expected minimum lifespan is the underlayment.

Roof Underlayment

Underlayment is the most important part of the tile roofing installation process. It is important to understand that the tiles laid on the roof does not provide the water protection. Most tiles are porous and water can seep through them. The purpose of the tile is to protect the underlayment from heavy sun exposure and the underlayment will protect your residential or commercial property from the moisture. Our expert roofing contractor at Sealed Tight Roofing recommends to all consumers that install a tile roofs to add an extra layer of 30# felt underlayment and use SBS-modified underlayment. This combination of underlayments is the elite match for the strongest tile roof. Our expert roofing contractor also recommends the use of self-adhesive underlayments with two layers of 30# felt underlayment underneath.

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Installation of a tile roof is best achieved when done by professional roofing contractors. Our expert roofing contractor and our roofers have repaired and replaced many tile roofs throughout years in the industry all over South Florida. Tile roofs require little to no maintenance. Leaks usually occur because of inferior underlayments and flashings. Our roofers know to install the best underlayments and strongest flashings with waterproof coating for added protection.

Clay roof tiles are eye-catching and last a very long time. The average tile roof if properly installed and maintained can last 50-60 years, although there are clay tile roofs that have been around for 100 plus years! The clay roof tiles are machine-made and provide a uniform style. Clay roof tiles are versatile because they come in a large variety of styles, colors and blends. Some of the popular styles here in South Florida are Spanish-S, Barcelona, and Flat tiles. A clay tile roof is more expensive than a concrete tile roof. Clay tile roofs can maintain their waterproofing capability. Their absorption rate is almost zero which allows them to stay mold free much longer than concrete tiles. Clay tile roofs do not fade in color. The disadvantage to clay tiles is that they are more vulnerable to crack than concrete tiles. Because of their vulnerability to crack, installing the underlayment is a crucial part of tile roof installation. Our roofers at Sealed Tight Roofing have exceptional training and provide quality installations of underlayment and tiles for the roof which in turn can prevent leaks and protects the home from any moisture for many decades.

Concrete tile roofs are strong and reasonably priced. These tiles are machine-made and provide a uniform appearance. The tiles come in a large variety of styles and colors. Concrete tile roofs share a resemblance to clay tile roofs but only cost a fraction of the price. Superior quality concrete roof tiles have the same color all the way through which prevent tile fading through the years. Concrete tile roofs can last 30 – 60 years depending on local weather conditions and the level of maintenance that is given during its lifespan.

Concrete tiles are resistant to hail, wind, and fire which provides for a very safe roofing material when properly installed. Because concrete tiles are porous, water can seep through. Proper installation of underlayment is necessary to prevent any moisture from reaching the home.





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