DALLAS, TX -- With more than seven decades of experience working with tile and stone, Daltile is now extending its product offerings into the roofing industry. Daltile’s new Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tile was officially launched at the International Roofing Expo in Nashville, TN at the beginning of February 2019.
Perennial provides the ultimate roofing solution for contractors, builders, interior designers, architects and homeowners who are seeking beauty, durability and ease of installation in their roofing tiles at a very competitive price. Available in six colors and designs, the new line realistically replicates the look of slate, timber and clay, but provides the strength of porcelain tile.
“At Daltile, we are bringing the innovation of porcelain roofing tile to market,” said Doug Pedersen, national director of roofing sales for Daltile. “Porcelain roofing tile will be a game-changer for the specialty roofing products segment -- destined to soon outsell the current slate, clay, concrete and metal roofing options.”
Benefits of Daltile’s Porcelain Roofing Tiles
“Daltile’s line of porcelain roofing tiles is unique in the market, because it directly competes against slate and other high-end materials by providing the same look at a lower price point,” said Pedersen. “As the undisputed leader in the tile industry, Daltile utilizes it’s patented, cutting-edge digital printing process, Reveal Imaging, to produce Perennial’s tile designs. Our revolutionary digital printing technology creates colors, designs and nuance details that are so realistic, it is difficult to tell the difference between the natural materials we are trying to emulate and the porcelain roofing tiles that we have produced.”
“A roof should be more than just a protector of the home,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of marketing for Daltile. “The right roof enhances the beauty and luxury of the home’s curb appeal as well as the home’s market value. As the expert in tile, the Daltile brand has the design expertise and technical ability to give homeowners, designers, architects, builders and contractors the hottest, most popular colors and designs in roofing tiles.”
“The exceptional durability of porcelain tile is another important advantage of our new product,” said Pedersen. “Porcelain tile is tough. Its innate durability will resist decades of weather and outdoor elements. Porcelain tile is also fade-proof, stain-proof, scratch-proof, waterproof and fire-resistant. Once installed, a porcelain tile roof can last two or three times as long as one covered with asphalt roofing shingles. Our new Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles come with a lifetime warranty.”
Made in the U.S., Daltile’s Perennial tiles offer all of the inherent advantages of porcelain tile, including resiliency, longevity, resistance to frost, high breaking strength, imperviousness to water, 110 mph wind rating, Class A fire rating (fire resistant), Class IV hail impact rating and walkability.
Fast and Easy Installation
Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles are easy to install -- simpler than slate, clay and some metal roof systems. Installation of Perennial takes about the same time and effort as concrete tiles do. Perennial is simply nailed to the deck using traditional roofing installation methods. The low overall weight of Daltile’s Perennial Porcelain Roof System also adds to the speed of installation.
“Daltile’s new Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles are significantly less expensive than most slate, clay, synthetic/polymer shingles and metal tiles,” said Pedersen. “Perennial prices are in line with concrete roof tiles and Class IV asphalt shingles.”
Perennial’s Product Collections
For those looking for a sophisticated visual, the Opulent Slate collection fulfills every need. With three stylish options -- Antique Slate, Onyx Slate and Impressionist Grey -- this series delivers a wide array of solutions to transform every homeowner’s dream roof into a reality. The high-variation color in Antique Slate makes this tile a standout in exterior settings, while the deep-toned porcelain of Onyx Slate emulates some of the finest material in the market. Impressionist Grey completes the series, with a smooth grey slate design that fits any color scheme.
The Lavish Clay collection takes a modern twist on the look of authentic adobe. The traditional vibrant color and rustic texture provides homeowners with a unique alternative to classic shingles. Crafted with cutting-edge technology to ensure excellent durability and minimal maintenance, this terracotta-look roof tile is suitable for most climates. Additionally, the Lavish Clay collection has a lower weight compared to similar products, making installation simpler and the product better for the environment.
Fusing the benefits of porcelain tile with the look of wooden shingles, the Classic Timber collection provides the aesthetic of wood’s rich colors and natural graining without sacrificing performance. Available in two elegant varieties, the porcelain tiles of Mystic Timber offer a rich wood color and depth of grain, while Nordic Timber is a light brown shake-inspired wood design with gray overtones, making it the perfect complement to any facade.
For more information about these new roofing launches, visit https://www.daltile.com/roofing.