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Tile Roofing in Minneapolis Tile Roofing in Minneapolis

Tile Roofing in Minneapolis

Tile roofing can be an attractive option that suits the architectural detail of many homes in Minnesota, even though it is not used that often. The longevity of tile, as well as the classic look, are good reasons to choose this route for your roofing material. Tile roofing is very durable, though it does have a few caveats. You should never walk on a tile roof, so as to prevent damage. A typical thunderstorm should not damage your tile roof, but severe weather with large hail and significant wind might damage some tiles. When it is time to clean the roof with pressure washing, only a qualified professional should handle the job.

Tile Roof Costs in Minneapolis

  • Cost per square for labor and materials
  • End cost to consumer for tear off and installation of new tile roof
  • Raw roof material cost per square (100 sq.ft)
  • Cost for the ctile material alone, including shipping
  • Raw roof material cost per square foot
  • Cost for the tile material alone, including shipping
  • Ancillary material cost per square
  • Cost for underlayment, roof accessories, fasteners, etc.
  • Labor, permit and dumpsters per square
  • Cost to tear off and replace typical tile roof

Cost Modifiers

The most important factors in determining the cost of the repair or replacement of tile roofs in Minneapolis are roof size, complexity, roof slope and height. Labor costs will not change significantly from one material to another as all tile roofs are installed piece by piece. Tile roofs come in a variety of colors and styles making the potential cost range from the low to high end quite broad. Unlike cedar, asphalt or metal roofs, tile roofs need to have adequately robust framing to support the weight of the material. At around 1100lbs per square, many post WWII homes are not framed to accommodate tile. Asphalt shingle roofs, for comparison weigh an average of 240 to 450lbs per square. For heavier tiles, you might need to reinforce your roof supports to hold up the roof, which can cost $1,000 to $10,000 or more, depending on the size of your roof. Lastly, if you live far from where the tile is made, expect shipping costs to add anywhere from $600 to $1,000 to the price of your tile.

Tile Roof Replacement Costs

Let’s say you have a typical 30 square, 9/12 pitch tile roof that needs replacing. What is the potential cost range for such a roof? Answer, $24,000 to $81,000 (30 x $800-2,700). This assumes you use a medium grade tile with the recommended underlayment, which realistically will cost $300 to $1,100 per square, resulting in a significant possible cost range depending on your choice of materials. There is a wide cost spectrum among the tile roof products available so budget is a key consideration in determining what to use. If we are repairing your tile roof the existing material will be matched as closely as possible.

Tile Roof Pros and Cons in Minneapolis


  1. Extremely long lifespan
  2. Stunning appearance


  1. High initial install cost
  2. Heavy

Tile Roof Resources

Here are some helpful links to vendors and manufactures that know their stuff.

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