Tile Roofs


Although tile roofing systems are one of the most popular type of roofs for residential areas, they are also used as commercial roofing systems. Tile roofs are sought after because of their proven performance and virtually limitless variety of colors and styles. Tiles are typically created using concrete or clay. Due to modern innovations, tile roofing can be used for many architectural styles such as authentic Spanish, Mediterranean and New England Colonial, historic or contemporary. They can also be created flat, rounded or can even emulate other roofing materials such as wood shakes. Read More

Clay and tile roofs are one of the most cost-effective choices for roofing systems because of their long lifespan. A typical lifespan for a tile roof is 50 to 100 years or more with some manufacturers offering warranties that vary between 50 years to the life of the structure itself. All roofing systems require maintenance and some climatic regions have special issues to address regardless of the type of roof. However, under normal conditions, tile roofing systems are low maintenance and such maintenance is typically restricted to gutters, protrusion flashings and venting.

Tile roofs are more expensive than an asphalt shingle roof. As a general rule, concrete tile roofs cost much less than slate, about two times more than wood shakes, and approximately three times more than heavy weight asphalt shingles. Clay roof tiles cost slightly more than concrete. Both concrete and clay tile outlast other roofing materials. Some manufacturers offer warranties of 50+ years. In Asia and Europe, structures with clay roof tiles have remained intact and beautiful for centuries. And, they are very fire and wind resistant.

Both clay and concrete roof tiles are made from naturally occurring materials. Old tiles can be recycled to make new tiles or other products. Roofs made with tile are required to have a ventilated air space under the roof surface. This is important in colder regions where the air space keeps the roof surface cool. This reduces potential ice damming in winter, and keeps the attic space cooler in the summer.

Tile roofs can come in colors from traditional orange to blues, purples and white. When glazing is used to seal the tile, colors will remain for a very long time. Softening of colors may occur after extended exposure.

Tile roofs are very specialized materials and, like slate, takes a skilled craftsman to install.

The system has to be installed to the manufacturers installation instructions, the listing, where applicable, and the building code.

Professional Chicagoland Roofing Council contractor craftspeople understand the artful and craft skills required to install tile so it will live on for 50+ years.

Visit the specific slate & tile membrane pages for more information.

Professional Chicagoland Roofing Council contractor roofing technicians understand the complexity of all types of roofing and get the installation done right the first time. Contact a CRC Contractor that has the equipment, workforce and technology to get your roof done right.

Slate & Tile Contractors

Adler Roofing and Sheet Metal, Inc.

779 Joyce Rd.
Joliet , IL , 60436
Contact: Christopher J. Adler
Phone: (815) 773-1200
Fax: (815) 773-1207

All American Exterior Solutions

150 Oakwood Rd.
Lake Zurich , IL , 60047
Contact: Sergey Taitler
Phone: (847) 438-4131
Fax: (847) 438-1387

Bennett & Brosseau Roofing, Inc.

535 Anderson Dr.
Romeoville , IL , 60446
Contact: George Patterson
Phone: (630) 759-0009
Fax: (630) 759-2288

Burke Roofing Co., Inc., R. E.

7667 Gross Point Rd.
Skokie , IL , 60077
Contact: Robert Burke Jr.
Phone: (847) 675-5010
Fax: (847) 675-6990

Huebner Roofing Inc.

730 Chestnut St.
Lemont , IL , 60439
Contact: Keith Huebner
Phone: (630) 257-9394
Fax: (630) 243-6633

Jones & Cleary Roofing/ Sheet Metal Co., Inc.

6838 S. South Chicago Ave.
Chicago , IL , 60637
Contact: William J. Cleary III
Phone: (773) 288-6464
Fax: (773) 288-2955

Knickerbocker Roofing & Paving Co., Inc.

16851 S. Lathrop Ave.
Harvey , IL , 60426
Contact: Mark Moran
Phone: (708) 339-7260
Fax: (708) 339-3806

L. Marshall Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.

2100 Lehigh Ave.
Glenview , IL , 60026
Contact: Lawrence P. Marshall
Phone: (847) 724-5400
Fax: (847) 724-7306

LEAK STOP Roofing, Inc.

21660 W. Old Barn Ln.
Lake Zurich , IL , 60047
Contact: Michael Glow
Phone: (847) 719-2775
Fax: (847) 719-2776

Malcor Roofing of Illinois, Inc.

1850 Dean St., PO Box 941
St. Charles , IL , 60174
Contact: Scott Theisen
Phone: (630) 896-6479
Fax: (630) 896-6597

Metalmaster Roofmaster

4800 Metalmaster Way
McHenry , IL , 60050
Contact: Michael Smeja
Phone: (815) 459-6415
Fax: (815) 385-8738

Mortenson Roofing Co., Inc.

9505 Corsair Rd.
Frankfort , IL , 60423
Contact: Michael Lukis
Phone: (815) 464-7300
Fax: (815) 464-7850

NIR Roof Care, Inc.

12191 Regency Pkwy.
Huntley , IL , 60142
Contact: Timothy Lynn, Sr.
Phone: (800) 221-ROOF
Fax: (847) 669-3173

Olsson Roofing Company, Inc.

740 S. Lake St.
Aurora , IL , 60506
Contact: Bill Lynch
Phone: (630) 892-0449
Fax: (630) 892-1556

Roofing Systems, Inc.

1825 Windsor Rd.
Loves Park , IL , 61111
Contact: Edwin W. Carlson, III
Phone: (815) 654-9540
Fax: (815) 654-9569

Seal Tight Exteriors, Inc.

3239 Loverock Ave.
Steger , IL , 60475
Contact: Vince Frassinone
Phone: (708) 755-3555
Fax: (708) 755-2141

Solaris Roofing Solutions, Inc.

31W023 North Ave.
West Chicago , IL , 60185
Contact: Tim Young
Phone: (630) 639-5400
Fax: (630) 639-5406

Sullivan Roofing Inc.

60 E. State Pkwy.
Schaumburg , IL , 60173
Contact: Timothy E. Sullivan
Phone: (847) 908-1000
Fax: (847) 908-1099
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