Will a Spanish tile roof overcome Texas heat?

Spanish tile roof vs. Texas heat

When you think Texas, you think heat. There is no dodging the correlation because Texas is as well known for its heat as any other state across the United States. Thus, for Frisco, TX homeowners, finding a way to live comfortably in hot conditions is an absolute must. A major contributor to comfortable living is the roof over your head. If you want to combat constant 100° temperatures, consider a Spanish tile roof.

What is a Spanish tile roof?

Spanish tile roofSpanish tile is typically made from either clay or ceramic. A collection of either material atop your home adds style. In fact, many homeowners with a Spanish tile roof will tell you they had it installed primarily due to appearance. The roof style presents a rustic, exotic look that you just won’t find in almost any other roof type. While appearance plays a big role in consumer attraction, Spanish tile roofs have many other impressive characteristics.

For instance, they last for a very long time. We’re talking 50-75 years long. Clay is formed from nature and ceramic formed under the kiln in remarkably high temperatures. As a result of unique formations, there aren’t many legitimate threats to the composition of a Spanish tile roof. Leaks within the roof are practically unheard of, material weight prevents movement from heavy winds and hot/cold temperatures are reflected.

Yes, a Spanish tile roof reflects heat

Appearance is always important; however, from a functionality standpoint, the most important quality of a Spanish tile roof is heat reflection. The popular roof type throughout Frisco, TX homes is asphalt shingle. While asphalt shingle roofs have a number of great qualities, heat reflection is not one of them. Actually, asphalt shingles do not reflect heat at all. Rather, they absorb heat. If you ever have the opportunity to compare an asphalt roof to a tile roof, you’ll find that asphalt adds up to 20 degrees to inside temperature while tile adds zero degrees.

Why is this? Because tile reflects heat and asphalt absorbs it. Your home will be perfectly insulated with Spanish tiles making up your roof. Texas heat will not pass through. There is a reason Spanish tile is called Spanish tile. It is meant to survive in hot climates such as found in Spain. Furthermore, it is a popular roof type throughout Mexico and Arizona homes. Overcoming hot climates is a Spanish tile roof’s specialty.

Biggest threat to a Spanish tile roof

For Texas homeowners, hail is the threat you need to worry about if you have a Spanish tile roof. Clay and/or ceramic can crack if hit with a heavy impact. Hail is not necessarily heavy, but it pours down at high velocities. Any considerably large hail stones can cause damage to a tile or multiple tiles. Now, this is by no means the end of the world for your roof. You just need to inspect it after a hail storm and have any damaged tiles repaired. Damage by hail is not common, though, it is something to be aware of. Also, an impact such as a tree limb falling onto the roof due to heavy winds can also be damaging.

For any and all roofing inquiries or needs, give Daka Roofing a call at (469) 214-5630. Our experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have. We can also execute a roof repair or replacement if that is what you need. Please visit our website—https://dakaroofing.com—and our blog to learn more.