Shingle Roof & Flat Roof in Kendall

The gallery below shows the existing 3-tab shingle and a flat roof over the patio. The 3-tab shingle was being upgraded to a GAF Timberline HD Birchwood Architectural Shingle and the rear patio had all the tongue & groove decking replaced along with a new BUR Flat Roof.

Large Tile Roof Replacement in Westchester

This large tile roof had reached the end of it’s life after several repair jobs by the homeowners. They contacted us for a complete roof replacement and chose to go with a flat cement roof tile instead of the existing double roll cement roof tile. The gallery below shows the roof replacement process along with photos of the finished roof.

New Flat Roof in North Miami

Architectural Shingle Roof in Miami

Below is a gallery of a large roof we just completed in Miami’s Kendall Area. The pool was covered with plastic to keep any roofing debris from landing inside. The roof had minor decking and fascia damage that needed to be replaced prior to 30 Felt and Tin Cap being installed. Finally the new architectural shingle was installed giving the new roof a nice texture over it’s large planes.

Flat Tile vs. Barrel Tile Roofs

The time has come, you’re ready for your new tile roof and there’s an important decision to make, “Do you install flat tile or barrel tile on your roof?”

The answer really depends on the age of your home. The trusses that support your roof, the concrete walls & the structural tie-beams all settle differently over the years, especially in our South Florida climate. This is not a defect or a sign of poor craftsmanship, wooden roof trusses expand & contract with the change in temperature and humidity.

Flat Roof Tile: Pros & Cons

flat-cement-roof-tile-08Aesthetically, flat tile roofs look best when installed over new trusses and decking/sheathing or trusses that have been adjusted with abutted 2×4’s to level the roof decking. This allows for the flat tile edges to line up better, giving you nice straight lines across your roof. Of course, the additional truss and decking work will increase the cost of your new tile roof, but it will provide the best look when finished. If you install flat tile over a 20+ year old roof without leveling the roof deck, the tile edges will not line up as well.

Barrel Roof Tile: Pros & Cons

Finished photo of Multi-Color S Tile Roof in MiamiIf you would like to avoid the additional cost associated with leveling your roof trusses and decking, we would recommend a barrel tile instead of a flat roof tile. Installing a barrel tile helps hide such dips and offsets caused by the natural settling of your home’s trusses. There are several other rounded roof tiles that will also help hide these imperfections like S-Type & Double Roll roof tiles.

Double Roll Terracotta Tile installation in Coral SpringsRounded / barrel roof tiles are mostly made of 2 materials, clay or concrete. Clay tiles tend to be more fragile and are often imported from other countries, making them more expensive. Concrete roof tiles are more durable and are manufactured domestically. The concrete roof tiles we install most are manufactured right here in the State of Florida, making them the more economic option.