We believe that our partnership with you begins the minute we visit your home, where we can properly assess your roof for damage or anything that might require special treatment or consideration. Whether your home is historic or a new build, our contractors will walk your roof with care and respect. It’s is our philosophy that we always want to leave your roof better than we first found it, which means being thoughtful about how we interact with your property.
Once we get a sense of what your home might need, we’ll provide you with a free estimate.
Our team at ProCraft Exteriors will help you explore which options are best suited for your roof, working with you to find the tile that strikes that perfect balance between form and function. It’s not often that you get the best of both worlds but tile roofing happens to be one of the rare exceptions. With tile roofing you can get top-of-the-line protection, while still retaining that traditional aesthetic that you would’ve found years and year ago with the original build.
Now, you don’t have to live in a historic home to love all of the benefits that tile has to offer. In fact, in some ways, having a modern home will allow you a greater freedom to explore the full selection of styles and colors ProCraft Exteriors has to choose from. With a modern home, you won’t be limited by history, only by your imagination!
On the other hand, too much freedom can sometimes be just as challenging. Anyone alive today understand the difficulties of having too many choices. Just go stand in any cereal aisle and you’ll quickly learn how paralyzing it can be. There are so many options that it can feel impossible to narrow yourself down to choosing only one. That’s what it can be like to choose the right roofing, and it’s at that point you should turn to your friendly ProCraft Exteriors contractor. Your highly-trained contractor will be available to help walk you through the collection, answering all of your questions, and ultimately assisting you in picking the exact tile that is going to compliment your home. While we consider ourselves experts in roofing, we feel that it’s really our customer service that sets us apart and we hope that you’ll come to agree.
So, what is tile roofing? Tile is frequently made out of either concrete or clay, both of which offer a remarkable strength and durability that you are likely to find with other forms of roofing. This makes tile one of the most expensive roofing solutions but when you consider how long you’ll have a tile roof, many customers start to view it as an investment. While an asphalt roof might last 15 to 20 years, tile can provide exceptional protection, lasting anywhere from 30 to 50 years, depending on the material. This longevity, as well as the relatively low maintenance required, saves you money over time by reducing the chance of leaks and the suspending the need for replacement by decades.
The durability of tile roofing also means that it affords you incredible protection against even the most severe weather. Tile has been shown to hold up against gale force winds, hailstorms, and even seismic activity! Tile also serves as a great form of insulation, helping to reduce both the cost of heating and cooling, no matter the day’s highs and lows.
While no homeowner hopes to need it, tile also offers an additional protection against a house fire. Tile roofing is Class-A rated, meaning that it can protect your home in two ways. First, tile can help with any external hazard that might land on your roof (sparks, fireworks, what-have-you). Tile isn’t particularly combustible, so it’ll be difficult for it ignite should something dangerous land on top of it. But tile also offer protection when a fire is already present by preventing the fire from spreading further. Keeping the fire from spreading can give your local fire department more time to act, minimizing the total damage to your home.
Tile roofing does come with its drawbacks, many of which stem from the dense material that affords it such strength and durability. Because tile is made clay or concrete, that also means they tend to be significantly heavier as well. This additional weight on your home can translate into additional structural reinforcements, which are sometimes necessary for supporting them. Adding reinforcements isn’t, in itself, a problem but can use more time and resources, ultimately leading to a larger bill than you originally hoped.
Tile roofing also tends to be more fragile. While it’s true that tile is a very durable roofing system, they’re not really made to support the weight of a human body walking across them. So if your contractor isn’t careful and doesn’t take the proper precautions, tile roofing can crack and break as they are stepped on. Obviously this can lead the further complications and possibly additional costs to the customer, and that is why it’s so important to choose a licensed and experienced contractor for any tile roofing installation.
Choosing a certified, professional contractor like ProCraft Exteriors also means you can rest assured that we will stand by our work. At ProCraft, we offer a 10 year, no leak guarantee to all of our roofing customers. It is our promise to you that we are committed to being there for all of your roofing needs, as they come up, whatever they may be. So if anywhere in that 10 year period of time you catch water sneaking its way into your home, you don’t need to panic. You’ll know that you can give us a call and we’ll send someone out to take care of you, and your roof, as soon as possible.
So what if you’re interested in tile but the price tag you’re seeing in your free ProCraft estimate is still making you cringe? There are a few ways of reducing your out-of-pocket cost or, at the very least, making your payments more manageable.
The first way to help reduce the cost of a roof is to file a claim through your homeowners insurance. This will not be an option for every homeowner but for those who have suffered damage or wear in a recent storm, it’s worth exploring. Every penny that your insurance provider will cover is another that won’t come out of your pocket, which can be a big help. If your insurance provider doesn’t think the damage is significant enough for replacement, or if they’re willing to pay but it’s not enough to cover the entire cost, let us know. We’ll be happy to work with your insurance company, along with any independent adjusters they might use, and help explain to them our assessment, even taking them up on your roof and showing them what we found.
If filing an insurance claim isn’t an option for you, or your provider isn’t paying enough to make tile roofing an affordable option for your budget, you might want to consider talking to your ProCraft contractor about our payment plans. We offer a variety of plans, including those that offer 0% interest, no initial payment, or no prepayment penalty. Let us know what you feel is within your budget and we’ll work with you, so you can get the right solution for the right price.
Whether they’re about insurance claims, payment options, or simply which kind of tile roofing will look best on your historic home, bring your questions to ProCraft Exteriors. Don’t be embarrassed to ask us about the things you don’t know. It’s taken us over 25 years in the construction industry to acru our knowledge and expertise, so we expect that you’re going to have a lot of questions and concerns. Getting a brand new roof installed on your home is a big deal but we hope that after working with us, we can replace not only your roof, but your anxiety with the excitement that comes with having a beautiful new exterior.