Compare this to standard asphalt shingles which typically can cost between 3 and 8 per square foot installed.
Cooling clay tile roofs.
Standard or dark roofs can reach temperatures of 150 f or more in the summer sun.
An average clay tile roof costs between 675 to 1400 per square 100 sf of roof area.
In warm regions like the southeast shingles do a great job of reflecting sunlight keeping the inside of the house cooler and reducing home cooling.
Temperature revealed that the cool coated clay cn sample attained a warmer surface temperature than the new clay tile sample indicated in the maximum surface temperature attained during the course of the experiment 53 74oc.
Clay tile roofs are most commonly used in warm climates without freeze thaw cycles that can degrade the tiles.
After the water was shut off the tiles would slowly dry out cooling the roof underneath through evaporation.
This is offset though by the long life a tile roof will enjoy.
Depending on their properties clay and slate tiles naturally have a variety of colours.
Different climates come with distinctive weather patterns temperature ranges and seasonal variation which can affect roofing materials.
Clay concrete and slate roofs are impervious to fire and resist rot insects and other pests.
Low and steep sloped roofs.
Cool roofs can be made of a highly reflective type of paint a sheet covering or highly reflective tiles or shingles.
This can be done day or night due to the low humidity that is common.
Concrete tile roofs are more economical with costs of 400 to 450 per square.
Produced from concrete or simple natural materials such as a clay or slate.
However the uncoated clay tile sample clay un attained a maximum surface temperature of 53 22oc.
Bear in mind however that clay tile roofs last much longer than asphalt shingle roofs.
We have an evaporative cooler and ac but the humidity is low enough about 25 days a month to stick to the swamp cooler.
On the other hand the color thru technology used in concrete tiles is not as effective in maintaining the original bright tile color and concrete tiles are known to fade over time.
Ceramic finishes offered by many clay roof tile manufacturers are baked in high temperatures of around 2 000 degrees creating a non porous finish that will virtually last forever.
However some of them have their own reflective cooling properties whereas others do not meet the standards.
Costs of a clay tile roof by most surveys clay tile roofs average from 15 to 30 per square foot installed.
A cool roof under the same conditions could stay more than 50 f cooler and save energy and money by using less air conditioning.
Most tile roofing can withstand extremes of heat and cold making it suitable for.
A clay tile roof system can cost two to three times as much as an asphalt roofing system.