Frequently Asked Questions

What about hail damage. Aren’t concrete tiles fragile?

We recommend staying off your roof for at least three to six months, to allow the aggregate cement to properly bond with the concrete tile, but after that, you can even walk on your roof without any risk of damage. Tiles are installed fresh from the plant. The older they get, the stronger they are.

Concrete tiles are extremely durable and are capable of withstanding hail, rain, wind, and fire. In fact, once the aggregate cement has properly cured, the strength of your new concrete roof will only increase over time. That’s why our manufacturer offers a 50-year warranty on their concrete and lightweight concrete tile products.

Isn’t a concrete roof too heavy for my existing home?

Traditionally only new-built homes with specially reinforced roof trusses were capable of handling the weight load of a concrete roof, but with the introduction of lightweight concrete roof tiles, even existing homes can benefit from the beauty and protection of concrete tiles.

Most homes under 40 years old will meet the structural requirement for the installation of a lightweight concrete roof, as they will have engineered truss systems. For rafter system type homes built before 1968, we recommend a structural engineer to perform a structural analysis and determine if additional reinforcement of the roof trusses and weight bearing structures is required prior to installing the roof. Average cost for this service is about $500.

How to choose the right roofing product?

We recommend our customers consider their budget and future plans when considering roofing products. For example, concrete tile is more than traditional laminate shingle, but it offers a substantial cost savings on yearly maintenance and overall product longevity.

Read More: Article: Choosing the Right Roof Covering (longer document – see attached)

Investing in upgrading your roofing material to concrete tile pays out in cost-savings over the life of the roof and in an increase in the resale value of your home. As a service to our customers, we offer financing through RBC.

What type of warranty do you offer on your installations?

We take tremendous pride in doing the job right and offer a 5 year labour warranty over and above the manufacturer’s product warranty. It’s simple: if it’s not installed correctly, we’ll come back and fix it at no cost to you.

Can I finance the purchase and installation of my new roof?

Yes, you can finance the entire purchase of your new roof through RBC. Covering both the supply and installation, financing options include terms of up to 60 month. Contact Signature Roof Tile for more information on your financing options.

Are your installers covered by the WCB?

Yes, we are covered by the Workers’ Compensation Board and carry general liability coverage. In addition, we require that all our employees and contractors adhere to our strict safety policy which outlines our code of conduct and safety requirements.