How Durable Are Tile Roofs?

by | Jul 19, 2022 | Tile Roofing

You may have heard that tile roofs can be a really great option for your home. With their unique, fun style and variety of tile materials, many homeowners are turning to tile roofs as an alternative to conventional shingles for their homes. But, what about the question that most people are wanting to know: longevity of the tile. How long will a tile roof last? And what kind of conditions can it stand up to? These are great questions – and ones we’ll address in this blog to discuss the durability of tile roofs.

About Tile Roofs

Tile roofs have been around for hundreds of years. Though sometimes pigeon-holed into a specific design type or geographical region, tile roofs can be a great option for homes and commercial spaces of many types and in many different regions. They are known for their history and beauty. Tile roofs come in several different materials, ranging from slate to clay to concrete. Each creates a unique look for the property and has different pros and cons to using it for your project.  

Tile Roof Durability

There are several elements that tile roofs need to stand up to. From hurricane wind to fires to other naturally occurring elements, let’s explore how tiles roofs can stand up to Mother Nature:


Though unlikely, fire resistance can be very helpful for commercial or residential spaces alike. When a home experiences a fire, any salvageable bit can go a long way. Tile roofs are actually safer than traditional roofs because they allow for a great deal of circulation underneath the tile. This in turn allows for the fire to have less heat transfer in an attic and spread less quickly. 


In Florida especially, wind can be a huge problem for home and property owners. With hurricanes and other intense tropical storms passing through, ensuring your property is set up to withstand wind is critical. Tile is quite resistant to wind, even being able to withstand hurricane-force winds of around 150 mph. This again is due to the natural ventilation underneath the tile, which helps to relieve stress from the wind.


Many areas that experience heavy storms, such as hurricanes, can also get bouts of hail that plague the region. Hail can cause expensive damage to the home and even cost you a new roof all together. Luckily, tile roofs can resist hail that is over the size of a golf ball. This is largely due to the underlay of roofing paper that provides a second layer of support.


With the proper attention to care, tile roofs can last over 50 years. With other roofs requiring replacement every 20-30 years, this is definitely a significant difference. This is largely in part due to the durability of tile to the elements, but there is something to also be said for the ability to withstand the test of time.

AWS Roofing Can Help

AWS Roofing is a family owned and operated rooting business based out of Edgewater, Florida. We serve a great deal of Florida, ranging from Port Orange to Ormond to Daytona. Our services span residential and commercial roofing needs and include repair and replacement services. We utilize a variety of high-quality materials to ensure your roof will last for years to come without problems or expensive regular maintenance. Our team of professionals has plenty of industry experience – over 30 years to be exact – so you can count on us to get it right and treat you and your family well. 

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If you are looking to take the next step in getting your roof repaired or replaced, then give us a call today at (386) 210-0224. We’d love to speak with you about your roofing needs and hope to work with you soon.

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