July 17, 2023
If your homeowner’s association doesn’t dictate what roofing material you must use for your roof replacement, consider both tile and metal roofing. Both are superior to asphalt shingles in many ways. Here are some things to know and consider before choosing your new roofing material.
Benefits of Tile & Metal Roofing
In addition to how long they’ll last and the fact that they stand up to storms better, both metal and tile have many benefits including:
- Longer life than asphalt shingles. In many cases two to three time longer than asphalt
- Lower maintenance costs as they are less likely to have issues (when properly installed)
- More insulative, which can lower your home’s heating and cooling costs
- Class A fire rating and higher wind ratings which can lead to lower homeowner’s insurance rates
They Cost More, Initially
Both tile and metal roofing cost more initially than asphalt shingles. If you choose tile roofing and have asphalt currently, you may even need your roofing company to reinforce your roof’s structure to hold the added weight. However, this initial cost is offset in the fact that you won’t be replacing your roof as often and maintenance is less frequent.
Metal roofing comes in more colors and styles than ever before. Some colors are ENERGY STAR® rated as cool roofing. The styles vary from a tile like appearance to the corrugated looking older style you may be familiar with. Most homeowners choose standing seam panels as they are the best option against wind.
Tile roofing also has more options in style and color than you may think. Although clay tile is available only in reds and oranges and just a few styles, concrete tile roofing comes in many more color and styles. The most popular are the concrete tiles that mimic slate or shake and come in color blends for a distinctive look.
Which is Best?
It really comes down to your preference. The true key is finding a roofing company who is going to properly install the roofing material you choose. Suncoast Roofing Solutions is a member of the Tile Roofing Institute and stays current on all recommended installation methods for tile roofing. We also continue manufacturer training from all the manufacturer’s whose products we sell and install so you can be assured that we’ll install it not only in accordance with state and local laws, industry best practices and the manufacturer’s recommendations. Call us today for your free estimate at (813) 283-2544 or fill out our contact form today.