DALLAS — Daltile is showcasing its Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tile at this week’s Roofing Contractors Association of Texas (RCAT) regional tradeshow.  Hosting the largest booth at the show, Daltile’s goal at RCAT is to effectively display its porcelain roofing tiles and educate attendees on the extreme durability and other benefits of roofing a home with porcelain.

“As the well-known leader in the tile industry, we are now bringing the innovation of porcelain roofing tile to market,” said Troy Draper, vice president of customer experience and store operations at Dal-Tile Corporation. “Porcelain roofing tile is a game-changer for the specialty roofing products segment — with the potential to outperform and outsell slate, clay, concrete, and metal roofing options.”

Ross Crum, senior director of roofing sales for Daltile, said that RCAT is an important show and a key contractor demographic for the company because homes in Texas must withstand extreme weather. He said the durability and longevity of Daltile’s Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tile is a perfect roofing solution for this part of the country. 

"An especially severe weather issue that Texas roofs must withstand on a regular basis is hail. Perennial is the ideal solution for this weather hazard, because our roofing tiles are ‘Class Four Hail Rated,’ which is the highest rating available," said Crum. "Daltile’s porcelain roofing tiles earned this impressive durability and longevity rating through testing and certification from an independent, reputable, professional testing facility, Intertek Labs, and this rating means a lot to a roofing contractor."

Perennial is TDI (Texas Department of Insurance) approved (R#-641). Crum said this is a plus for contractors servicing the Texas coastal regions that are impacted by hurricanes and extreme weather.