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Bartile Concrete Roofing Tiles

Stand the Test of Time

 

For nearly two thousand years, the concrete roof of Rome’s Pantheon, built in 125 AD, has withstood the test of time; it’s still there. Clearly, concrete roofing — done right — is some seriously durable stuff.

Bartile, of course, is far younger than the Roman Empire, but the 3rd generation, family-owned, Utah-based company does harken back an entire lifetime to 1942, business longevity that is a testament to the integrity of Bartile’s customer service and to the quality of Bartile’s remarkable product: concrete roofing tiles. Next year, Bartile proudly celebrates not only its own 80th birthday, but the 80th birthday of literally hundreds of tile roofs built in Bartile year one. Clearly, concrete roofing — done right — is some seriously durable stuff.

And some seriously aesthetic stuff as well. Bartile has developed custom tile roofing into an art form, significantly enhancing homes’ values with over 20 styles and options that are available in some 700 colors. Bartile’s Legendary Slate, for example, looks and feels like the real deal, but costs only a fraction of the price. However, regardless of the particular style you choose, every Bartile roof is backed by a 75-year warranty and features the lowest life cycle cost of any roofing material on the market. Made entirely from local materials in its Centerville, Utah facility, Bartile’s concrete roofing tiles are impervious to insect damage, exceed the standards for both a Class A fire rating and a Class 4 hail rating, and can handle wind speeds of up to 120 mph. For this reason, it is not uncommon to see old houses torn down, but their concrete roofing tiles saved for reuse. So whether your weather is blinding snowy blizzard or scorching desert sun — or a back and forth between the two as is often the case here in Utah — a Bartile concrete roof will stand the test of time, and look beautiful while doing it.

The Right ‘Environment-Tile’ Choice

Save Money and Lower Your Carbon Footprint.

 

With their demonstrated strength — passing tests for 120 mph winds and Class 4 hail storms — lightweight Bartile roofing tiles are indisputably durable, hence our 75-year warranty. However, a Bartile roof is also environmentally enlightened. Made from at least 50% recycled materials with all other raw materials locally sourced, the carbon footprint of a Bartile roof is reduced from the start. Even the waste from our tile manufacturing process is recycled. Further, the lifespan of a Bartile roof is not only some four times longer than an asphalt shingle roof — saving significant money over the long haul — but concrete roofing tiles are fully recyclable. Asphalt shingles, on the other hand, wind up clogging landfills to the tune of some 9 million tons a year.

In addition to their full recyclability, another environmental benefit is Bartile’s patented, built-in cold roof system. By naturally allowing the free flow of air between the tile and the roof deck with our ventilated battens, up to 50% of the heat is diverted away from the attic, typically lowering energy consumption by 22% with corresponding reductions in your utility costs and overall carbon footprint. Further, the free-flowing air not only has insulation properties, but also serves to dry underlying structures more quickly, thereby increasing the lifespan of a home. For these reasons, our lightweight roofing tiles meet LEED requirements, and we are proud that LEED Platinum Certified homes have chosen Bartile tiles for their roofing.