What Are the Differences Between Tile and Shingle Roofs?

When it comes to replacing your roof, there are more options now than ever before. Between cost, durability, and design, there are plenty of aspects to consider. Two popular choices are tiles and shingles. Both of these materials have unique traits that make them good options and understanding the differences can help you make an […]

When it comes to replacing your roof, there are more options now than ever before. Between cost, durability, and design, there are plenty of aspects to consider. Two popular choices are tiles and shingles. Both of these materials have unique traits that make them good options and understanding the differences can help you make an informed decision and have the best roof for you.

Cost and Durability

A cedar shingle roof

One of the first areas to consider is cost. Depending on the style you choose, shingles can range from about $3.00 to $5.00, while tiles cost anywhere from $4.00 to $5.50. However, this cost comes with improved durability. You can expect a greater life expectancy from a tile roof, as well as less damage caused by heavy winds or falling objects. Tile will cost more, but in the long run, you may potentially see some savings due to a lack of repairs.

Climate Resistance

Another area of importance is how they will protect and support your home in different climates. Shingles are popular in warmer regions due to their ability to reflect sunlight, resulting in cooling for your home. Tiles are helpful in colder areas that see more severe winters. They can better resist freezing and, due to their strength, can withstand higher amounts of snowfall. While we experience both warm summers and snowy winters in Portland, this is certainly an aspect to consider.

Structure of Your Home

Before you can even consider tiles for your home, make sure to look at the structure of your house. Since tiles weigh more than shingles, you should verify the integrity of your roof’s framing and foundation. If your home is not able to withstand the weight of the tile, we will need to reinforce it before installation. With shingles, they are light enough that just about any house can have them installed.

Aside from the design and look of shingles and tiles, these are significant differences to consider when choosing which type of roof you want for your home. CC & L Roofing CO. has 40 years of experience with roof installation, and we are happy to help you make the best decision for you. Contact us today to get started on replacing your roof.

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