Tile Roof Vs Shingle Roof – A debate that has been rekindled due to recent weather conditions in Florida. It seems everywhere you go people are stating their opinion on whether or not to use tile or shingles for a roof replacement. So, who is right and who is wrong? Well, the answer really depends on what you want for your home.
Let’s start with the most obvious question, which is why do we choose to use tile roof or slate shingles? There are many reasons to choose slate shingles over tile roofs for a roof replacement, but let’s start with the obvious one. With a slate roof, you will notice that it looks just like real wood, and you don’t have to worry about water seeping into the seams.
Tile roofs are also very easy to install, and the installation is almost always done by a professional. If you are not comfortable with doing the installation yourself, then you can hire a contractor. The cost of installing a tile roof is slightly more than using a slate shingle. However, you get a longer-lasting roof, and because the tiles are so easy to clean, they will outlast the shingles.
Shingles are also easy to replace, and you can purchase shingles that look very similar to slate tiles. Another advantage of shingles is that they are a little bit easier to handle during the winter. In order to maintain the roof you only need to spray them with a water-based solution twice a year, and then allow them to dry. They are very low maintenance, The only maintenance that may be needed is to make sure that you move some of the debris off of the roof.
If you decide to go with a tile roof for your home, you will want to take into consideration your personal taste and preferences. Also, consider the cost of installation. Take the time to research both options in order to make an informed decision about what is best for you.
One thing is for certain, whether you choose a tile roof or shingles, you will definitely be happy with your new roof. Your home’s curb appeal will be improved, and your property value will increase. Don’t worry about the initial cost. After your tiles are installed and you are enjoying the benefits they provide, you will wonder why you waited. Contact us today to get started on your new roof!