Residential Tile Roofing in Killeen, Tx
Residential Tile Roofing in Killeen Tx
There are two common types of tile residential roofing systems. They are concrete tile or clay tile. Concrete tile shapes are most commonly referred to as Small Barrel, Large Barrel and Flat tile. Clay tile shapes are most commonly referred to as “S” tile, Barrel tile and Flat tile.
Colors & Style
Concrete Tile by:
Concrete tiles are made of portland cement, sand and water in varying proportions. The material is mixed and extruded on molds under high pressure. The exposed surface of a tile may be finished with cementitious material colored with synthetic oxide additives.
The tiles are cured to reach the required strength. They generally have lugs on their undersides for anchoring to batten strips. There are additional waterlocks or interlocking ribs on the longitudinal edges that impede movement and prevent water infiltration.
As with clay tile, there are a wide variety of profiles, styles, finishes and colors available. Color may be added to the surface of a tile or dispersed throughout (color through). Special texture may be added in surface treatment. Each type of tile roof system may make use of separate ridge, hip, hip intersection, gable end and finial accessory tiles of various shapes in addition to field tiles.
Clay Tile by:
- Claymex US Tile
- Specialty/Salvaged Tile and Slate by:
- The Roof Tile & Slate Company
Clay tile is produced by baking molded clay into tile. The density of the clay is determined by the length of time and temperature at which it is heated. Tiles may be glazed and also may have surface texture treatments applied. As a result, there are a wide variety of tile profiles, styles, finishes and colors available.
In addition, there may be separate accessory tiles—matched to each field tile design—of various shapes designed for use on ridges, hips, hip intersections and gable ends. Installation methods depend on the nature of the tile being installed; that is, whether it is two piece, one piece, interlocking or flat.