Roofing tiles are the only materials that have the two key qualities essential for energy reduction. The larger cross-sectional areas of the tiles create natural thermal resistance. Because tiles are installed individually, the airspace around them creates natural ventilation, providing a thermal barrier for heat transfer to the decking.
The combination of the mentioned features or Above Sheathing Ventilation (ASV) can result in a more significant reduction in heat flux transfer than standard asphalt shingles. This is beneficial for both warm and cold climate.
Concrete and clay tiles can dramatically reduce your monthly energy bills. They can increase the resale value of a property. Also, they are durable and easy to care for, saving you maintenance and repair costs. This roofing option is extremely durable and can last for over 50 years.
Reduced Ceiling Heat
According to the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), direct deck tile systems can reduce ceiling heat transfer by almost 40%. In the mid-1990s, the organization found that vented tile roofs reduced ceiling flux by up to 48% compared to a standard black shingle roof.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Dr. William Miller discovered that sub-tile ventilation combined with a pitched roof design creates a measurable natural cooling effect. During his research, he found that heat transfer from the roof deck into the attic space can be reduced by 70% compared to a typical asphalt shingle roof.
Choose WABO Roofing for efficient tile roofing installation. Our roofing professionals can recommend the best type of roofing for your needs. We also install high-quality replacement windows and siding. Call us at (832) 304-2800, or fill out our online form for a free no-obligation quote. We serve homeowners in Houston and Pearland, TX.