2023 Boral Roof Tiles Installation And Costs

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Among various roofing materials tile roofing stands out as a high-end, beautiful and long lasting material that will protect your house for decades. Boral roofing tiles are a top choice if you are looking to replace your old roof.

Boral is a US-based company supplying high-quality roof tiles from clay, concrete, steel, and composite.

Homeowners report spending $12,500 – 18,000 on average to install a Boral Tile roof on a 2,000 sq. ft. ranch style home. The total roof installation costs vary based on the roofing tile material you select, local contractor labor rates, and complexity of the install.

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Average Cost of Boral Roofing

The cost of Boral tile roofing varies noticeably depending on the material.

Typically, the cost of clay tiles ranges from $9-$14 per square foot, while terracotta tiles are slightly more expensive at $10.5-$16 per square foot.

Stone Coated Steel roof tiles cost $8 – 11 per square foot.

Concrete tiles are the cheapest option, priced at $5.5-$10 per square foot on average.

Note that the indicated prices include installation.

So, for an average-sized roof of 1,700 square feet, you should expect to pay anything from $10,200 up to $27,200 in total.

You can use our Roof Cost Calculator to estimate the cost of replacing your old roof.

Cost to Install Boral Tile Roofing

The total price to install a new roof usually consists of 60% labor costs and 40% material costs.

Installing tile roofing is a specialty job that requires special equipment and expertise. Roofers that specialize in tile roofs charge $90-110 per hour depending on local labor rates.

While that’s an extremely wide range, the actual cost of tile roofing installation may vary even more depending on a number of factors.

These include the slope and pitch of your roof and any complex architecture that may require more labor. We advise requesting a personal quote from your local roofing company before making the final decision.

Another point to consider is the removal of old roofing. Depending on the material and size of the house, it may cost you $900-1,700 to remove the old roof.

Some roofing materials can be recycled. You can take old metal roofing to a scrap metal yard and earn money to put towards the costs of removal.

Pro Tip: Always budget an additional 10-15% above the estimated roofing price, even if you’ve requested a detailed quote from a contractor.

Often, unexpected complications occur during the installation or removal of old roofing, and this will ensure you can pay for the extra labor.

Types of Boral Roof Tiles

Roofing tiles, just like bathroom or floor tiles, can be made from different materials. Boral Roofing offers 4 different roofing tile materials.

Clay Roof Tiles

Clay tiles are among the most affordable options, close behind concrete tiles. Despite the low price, they are extremely durable and can last a century without requiring complex maintenance.

They feature a Spanish villa-style look and are available in a variety of colors, the most common being terracotta.

Concrete Roof Tiles

Concrete tiles are just as durable as clay, lasting for up to 100 years if well-maintained, and even more affordable.

The main benefit of concrete tiles is that they weigh less than clay tiles, which eases the installation. Plus, the lower weight of the tiles puts less pressure on the roof, increasing its lifespan.

Stone Coated Steel Roof Tiles

Boral manufactures stone coated steel roofing in 5 different profiles. Stone coated steel roofs have a distinct look of asphalt shingles, for those homeowners who don’t like the look of bare metal.

Stone coated steel is more durable and longer lasting that traditional steel roofing shingles. Its better able to withstand impact, heavy rain, hail, and wind uplift.

Composite Roof Tiles

Composite roofing is a cutting edge material that is made from recycled roofing materials, offering durability, environmental friendliness and light weight. Most composite roofing tiles are designed to replicate the look and feel of real slate tiles or wood shingles.

Benefits of Tile Roofing

The main benefit of tile roofing is its long-lasting nature. It can last over 100 years, regardless of the material if well-maintained.

Thus, tile roofing is a once-in-a-lifetime investment provided you aren’t going to move to a different house.

Tiles withstand hail, storm, snow, heat, and fire excellently. Unlike wood, tiles don’t rot and can’t be damaged by insects, so termites present no threat.

Furthermore, neither clay, concrete, or steel are prone to corrosion.

Tile roofing is usually made from environmentally friendly materials. Clay, concrete, and slate are commonly found in nature, and therefore don’t require harsh chemicals during production. Upon removal, the tiles can be fully recycled.

Tile roofing doesn’t require any maintenance. Of course, you can safely wash your roof as often as you wish. But no regular check-ups are necessary as leaks or other damage almost never occur with tile roofing.

If any roof repair is needed, it can be easily done locally. This helps to reduce labor costs and ensures that the look of your roof remains unchanged.

Finally, tile roofing is aesthetically pleasing and versatile in design. It’s a timeless classic that goes well with both modern and traditional homes.

Tiles come in different colors, materials, shapes, and finishes. These factors combined help to create a unique and distinct look.

Drawbacks of Tile Roofing

Like any roofing type, tile roofing isn’t perfect. The high cost is a factor that deters most homeowners.

However, the price largely depends on the material of the tile. Sure, slate tiles last for up to 150 years and solar tiles can produce energy.

But why pay over $30,000 for a 1,700 square foot slate roof when you can opt for clay or concrete and pay $10,000?

Clay and concrete tiles are just as beautiful, and a 100-year lifespan is still longer than that of any other roofing type.

Another point to consider is difficult installation. Tiles must be laid in a certain pattern, measured accurately, and attached securely.

Professional installation is mandatory with tile roofing, as it ensures there will be no gaps that may lead to leaks and other damage. That’s certainly not a DIY job. Some contractors may charge more for such precise work, so request a quote in advance.

Finally, tiles are heavier than any other roofing material. For that reason, your roof must be able to withstand the pressure of up to 900 pounds per 100 square feet.

Asphalt shingle roofing, on the other hand, weighs only about 250 pounds per 100 square feet. Furthermore, tile isn’t suitable for roofs with a slope less than 4:12.

Pro Tip: If you currently have a different roofing type, consult an engineer to find out whether your house constructions can handle the weight.

Clay Tile Roofing vs. Metal Roofing

Metal roofing is the main competitor of tile roofing. Metal roofs cost about the same as tiles, excluding solar tiles. However, there are more distinctions than similarities.

Metal roofing is more durable than asphalt shingles, though less than tile, lasting for 30 to 70 years depending on the metal type. Such roofs are fire, pressure, and temperature resistant. Due to the reflective surface, metal roofs can reduce energy costs.

However, they aren’t the best fit for extremely hot climates as metal tends to expand and weaken from heat.

Furthermore, low-quality metal roofs, especially in coastal regions, tend to rust and deteriorate over time, leading to holes and leaks. If the roof isn’t impact-resistant, it can dent under the heavy impact of a hailstorm, for instance.

Metal roofs come in a wide variety of colors and finishes. However, often the paint starts to chip off the metal, and fixing the look seamlessly is challenging.

You must match the color perfectly and be very precise when painting. Tiles, on the other hand, can be replaced locally and aren’t painted.

They also generally look better with old-fashioned houses, if that is merely subjective. One major advantage of metal as opposed to tile is its weight. Tile roofing may be not suitable for some houses, and metal roofing is a great alternative.

To conclude, metal roofing has certain advantages, if it loses out to tile roofing in many important categories.

Tile lasts longer, is easier to maintain, and doesn’t change its look over time. Both materials are energy-efficient and fully recyclable, though tile is better for coastal or hot regions.

However, if your house construction can’t handle the heavy weight of tile roofing, metal may be the best option.

Best Boral Tile Roofing Options

Below, we’ll list Boral’s most popular tile options along with their characteristics.

Pine-Crest Shake

Pine-Crest shake is a stone coated steel roof designed to look like a hand-split wood shake while providing durability peculiar to steel. It features the highest, class-four hail impact resistance, class-A fire resistance, and can withstand hurricanes.

The tile is also lightweight, applying minimal possible pressure to your roof construction. A 50-year warranty ensures that Pine-Crest shake will serve you for decades to come.

This shake is available in a range of natural colors: Barclay, Charcoal, Gold River, Ironwood, Timberwood, and Country Blend.

Granite-Ridge Shingle

These stone coated steel tiles feature an ultra-low profile for utmost wind resistance, ensuring a longer lifespan.

Along with hurricanes, Granite Ridge roofing can withstand heavy hailstorms and fire. The relatively low weight makes this stone coated steel roof suitable for most houses.

Like all our products, Granite-Ridge shingle comes with a 50-year warranty. It is available in five color options: Barclay, Charcoal, English Suede, Ironwood, and Timberwood.

Cottage Shingle

The Cottage stone coated steel roofing line is extremely versatile in design, and you don’t necessarily have to go for a single color. A two-color blend makes the roof look authentic and slightly aged.

Such a look is perfect for countryside cottages. This shingle is available in four colors, Barclay, Charcoal, Ironwood, and Timberwood. All of which incorporate perfectly matching natural shades.

However, design isn’t the only remarkable thing about this roof.

It’s lightweight, class-A fire, and class-four hail impact resistant, and can even handle hurricanes due to a low profile. The material is fully recyclable and comes with a 50-year warranty.

Boral Clay Tile

Boral roofing makes 6 distinct clay roofing products: Romano Pans, S-tile, ClayMax, ClayLite, 2-Piece Mission and 2-Piece Monarch tile.

These distinctive clay tile profiles offer homeowners the classic and timeless charm of real clay roofing with a variety of tile designs and sizes.

Romano Pans tiles are available in cool roof colors to boost the energy efficiency of your home.

ClayMax and ClayLite are two clay roofing tile options that are more lightweight than classic clay tile, making them much better suited for re-roofing projects as well as a wide range of architectural house styles.

Saxony Slate and Shake Roof Tile

Among Boral’s concrete tile roof options, there are 2 Saxony Slate lines that replicate the look of real slate and 2 Saxony Shake lines that replicate the look of cedar shake.

The Saxony Slate Impact Line is a Class 4 Impact roofing material, designed to withstand strong impact from hail.

Inspire Classic Slate Tile

Classic Slate is a composite roofing tile that masterfully replicates the textures and colors of natural slate tiles at a fraction of the cost.

You get the appearance of a natural slate roof along with all the benefits of a lightweight, low-cost, durable and environmentally conscious composite roofing material.

Is A Boral Tile Roof Worth It?

Boral roofing tiles are at the high-end of the price spectrum for a roof replacement.

However, unlike cheap asphalt shingles, paying more an installing high quality clay, concrete, slate or metal tile on your roof has nearly no drawbacks.

Although the price may be high, it’s a wise investment that pays off in the long-term, saving you thousands of dollars on repair and replacement.

Installing Boral tile is also sure to add significant curb appeal and boost your home’s resale value if you ever decide to sell your house.

Author: Leo B
For over 20 years Leo has run a successful roofing business in New England, specializing in metal roofing, as well as cool flat roofing technologies. Having replaced and installed hundreds of roofs in New England, Leo has first hand experience with pretty much every residential roofing material and roofing manufacturer available in the US.
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  1. Good morning, I would like to know the difference between Boral Barcelona and Eagle with similar profile. Is one more expensive than the other? And are the properties of One versus the other better. Th, Kathy

  2. What should be the proper headlap for Barcelona 900 roof tile on a 3″/12″ roof? How to location a copy of tile manufacturer’s installation instructions?