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 Concrete roof tile is made of sand, cement, and water. The exact materials vary somewhat with each manufacturer but basically contain Portland cement, blended hydraulic cements and fly ash, sand, and other aggregates. The products from most manufacturers look very similar in size and shapes and colors. There are several manufacturers of concrete tile.

Concrete roof tile has three main appearances based on their profiles:

  • Flat Profile concrete roof tile is flat - no curves when viewed from its butt.
  • Low Profile concrete roofing tile has small curves when viewed from its butt that have a rise to width ratio equal to 1:5 or less.
  • High Profile concrete tile has larger curves when viewed from its butt that have a rise to width ratio greater than 1:5.
  • Concrete tile is available in several different colors and a couple of textures. The surface texture of the tile can be smooth or rough. Most are color impregnated rather than just slurry coated.

Roof inspections for Pinellas

Missing or Loose Tiles:
 Missing tiles are relatively easy to spot.  Tiles may be lost due to breakage or fastener failure. Loose tiles may be misaligned, displaced, or raised at one end. The most common areas of the roof to find missing or loose tiles are along the ridges, hips and rakes.
Fastener Failure:
Tiles may be lost or loose due to poor fastener installation practices, such as:

  •     too few fasteners;
  •     fasteners that are too short;
  •     the wrong type of fasteners;
  •     poorly installed fasteners; and
  •     corrosion that accompanies aging.

Concrete Tile Roof Inspection:

 The life expectancy for a concrete tile roof is marketed about 30- 50 years.  However, the underlayment is what keeps your roof from leaking, the tile helps keep the heat from the sun and the weather conditions off your underlayment which is your actual roof protection.  Many tile roof underlayments must be replaced much sooner because of the inferior materials and installation procedures used – sometimes within the first twenty years instead of the 30-40 years that the roof should last. The concrete tile also loses color and some surface texture after several years. We also inspect for broken or missing tiles.

Shingle Roof inspections in Pinellas FL.
 James Dunn is a Florida State certified and insured roofing contractor, residential contractor and Florida state certified home inspector with many years of experience in tile roof inspections.


 As a licensed and fully insured Pinellas roof inspection company, James Dunn offers competent and reliable roof inspection service.