FAQ: Can Concrete Roof Tiles Sustain High-Wind Forces?

With over half of the United States prone to high-wind events, such as hurricanes and tornados, selecting a roofing material that can withstand these circumstances is a must for many. Luckily, concrete roof tiles provide one of the best defenses against weather-related property damage, especially when it comes to high-wind.

In fact, concrete roof tiles have been tested to sustain wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour when installed properly, depending on the manufacturer. This particular test is performed by installing a test wall of tile in front of a wind simulator capable of generating wind speeds of up to 180 miles per hour and analyzing its response and resistance to the various forces replicated. Their true advantage in wind resistance, however, is due to their shape and construction which allows wind to freely travel and greatly reduce stress.

Learn more about concrete roof tile’s performance against high-wind speeds in the brief video below, or visit www.eagleroofing.com