It’s no wonder that clay tile roofing is one of the best options for homes in San Diego. Valued for its durability, aesthetic, and energy-saving properties, clay tile roofing is a popular option for both residential and commercial buildings throughout San Diego County. Our experienced team specializes in clay tile roofing repairs and installations for a range of building styles, including homes, HOAs, and commercial properties.
Why Choose Clay Tile Roofing?
With its ability to withstand sun, salt, rain, heat, and wind, clay tile roofing is an excellent choice for San Diego homes. Clay tile roofing is also energy efficient, helping to keep San Diego homes cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This beautiful option is perfect for Spanish, Mediterranean, and Contemporary Coastal homes, and tiles are available in a range of shapes, patterns, and colors. With almost no maintenance costs and a long material warranties, your clay tile roofing will be in good shape for years to come. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate.
Clay Tile Roofing Installation
Clay tile roofing must be installed by an experienced contractor in San Diego. They will need to ensure that your current roof structure is strong enough to support the material, or provide fortifications before starting the installation. Clay tile roofing must be installed one tile at a time, ensuring that each piece is secure and correctly oriented to protect against moisture. Consequently, clay tile roofing can have higher initial costs, which tend to pay off in the long run. At Christian Roofing, we follow the detailed guidelines on measuring, laying, and securing each tile. We will consider factors like:
- Correct pitch of roof to ensure water-proofing
- Roof structure strength
- Pattern and shape of the tile
- Securing method and materials (nails, wood sheathing, and roofing membranes)
How to Care for Clay Tile Roofing in San Diego
Clay tile roofing is known for its durability. It is not susceptible to rot, insect damage, or warping, and is structurally sound against leaks, cracking, or weather wear. Luckily, it requires little maintenance when installed correctly. In fact, many manufacturers provide a 50-year warranty on their clay tile roofing. On occasion, a fallen tree or power pole may cause the need for an emergency repair. If you need immediate repair services, contact us here.
The History of Clay Tile Roofing in San Diego
Clay tile roofing is one of the oldest building methods, dating back to 10,000 B.C.. Dutch, English, and Spanish settlers all used clay tile roofing in their North American settlements, some of which are still standing. You may have noticed clay tile roofing on several structures around San Diego. It’s especially common on residential properties near the coast. Since these tiles can withstand fire and storms, you’ll see clay tile roofing on several historic buildings around the county. In San Diego, clay tile is used in Spanish-style homes, popular since the late 18th century. The “pantile” or curved style of tile is the most popular, although flat styles may be seen in older structures.
Costs of Clay Tile Roofing
At Christian Roofing, we follow a detailed process for creating estimates. We will assess the size, age, location, and current state of the roof before providing you with an itemized quote. Contact our team to schedule your free estimate today.