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.