Deciding Between Tile and Shingle Roofing_ What You Need to Know

Tile and shingle roofing are both popular choices among homes. Which is the best option? In this post, we will compare tile roofs versus shingles to help you make an educated decision depending on your home’s design and budget. If you need a consultation for your next roofing job, please call Integrity Roofing for a free estimate.

Important Style Distinctions

Tile roofing is an appealing option for houses in the Southwest and other warmer areas. Since it does not absorb heat like shingle roofs, this kind of roofing performs well in hot weather. Tiles come in various designs to give your house a rustic Mediterranean vibe while preserving a classic appearance with conventional alternatives like shingles.

Tiles have grown in popularity because of their capacity to reflect sunlight off metal panels, increasing energy efficiency by up to 20%. Tile roofs are also more resistant to wind damage than asphalt or wood shakes, making them perfect alternatives during hurricane season when power outages are common.

Your Financial Situation Matters

Tile roofs are often more costly than shingles, but they endure longer. If you want to invest in something that will save you money in the long run, tile is the best option! Shingle maintenance may seem less expensive, but it is still a continuing investment that can quickly build up if not properly maintained.

Here are some pricing samples for each:

  • Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles are substantially less expensive to purchase and install than tile. Roofs are sold by the square, which is 100 square feet. A little piece of asphalt shingle costs around $65-80 per unit, depending on the size/quantity ordered. In addition to the initial purchase price, there is a $50-$60 installation charge and a one-time expense for taking up your existing material ($1,000) or felt and materials ($400).
  • Tile Roofing: A tile roof may be expensive, with materials ranging from $120 to $250 per square foot. That is the same for removing and strengthening an existing roof, which would cost you an additional $10,000. Labor charges vary from $465 to $665 per square foot. Thus your total might range from 11300 to 25325 dollars.

Weather Preparedness

You want to be sure that any roofing material can withstand the weather. If your location is consistently hot and humid all year, such as Houston, or if there are intermittent freezes/thaws throughout particular seasons, shingle roofs may not last as long. Tile roofs perform better in the state’s climate because they are designed for warm climates. 

Still, because there aren’t usually large temperature fluctuations throughout a typical day or season’s weather patterns, which would affect how much freeze-and-thaw cycles happen over time, tile may not meet the expectations of homeowners who expect them to withstand extreme changes in weather perfectly.

Employ Experts to Install Your New Roof

Do you need to find the perfect tile or shingles? Are you unclear about which option to choose and want assistance making a decision? Call Integrity Roofing, your roofers, now to see how we can assist you. We provide free consultations so that our team members can answer any questions you may have, address any issues you may have, and explore what would work best in your house.

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