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How Does Tile Roofing Hold Up in the Winter?

New England is known for its harsh winters and heavy snowfall. If you are thinking about getting a new roof, how well the material holds up against ice and snow is a major factor that you have to consider. Many New England homeowners have discovered the benefits of metal roofs, while others say that asphalt shingles are still the way to go. Our team at Old Timers Slate Roofing would like to suggest an alternate choice: tile roofing.

We offer three types of tile roofing. Let’s take a look at how each of them holds up in the winter.

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Slate Tile

The first type of tile we’re looking at is slate. Slate is very heavy, so if you’re thinking about installing a slate roof, you need to ensure that your house can structurally hold a slate roof. If slate roofing is an option for your home, you’ll find that slate is a very durable roofing material. Because slate is dense, it makes an excellent insulator, which keeps your house want and can reduce your heating bills. It can withstand many layers of snow and ice, and it is resistant to high winds because of its weight.

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French and Spanish Tile

We’re putting these two together because they are both terracotta tiles. The difference is in their shapes. French tiles have interlocking tabs, while Spanish tiles are S-shaped. French and Spanish tiles are not as resistant to the cold as slate, but with the proper underlayment and maintenance, they can be suitable for New England winters. Like slate, French and Spanish tiles, are very good for thermal regulation. They will retain heat and keep your home warm. Because tile roofing is layered, it also has excellent airflow and natural ventilation.


Durable and Attractive Tile Roofing

Despite the challenges of installing tile roofing, it is a durable and attractive option. Homeowners who have slate or tile roofs appreciate both their curb appeal and longevity. If well-maintained, slate, French, and Spanish tile roofing can last up to 100 years. If you want to invest in a beautiful roof that will last, it’s hard to do better than tile roofing.

Old Timers Slate Roofing has 99 years of experience! Contact us today to schedule your consultation.