The Differences Between Shingle And Tile Roofing

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The materials that you use for your roof are an essential piece of your house as a whole. Your roof is like your house’s crown. Of course, you want to make sure it looks visually aesthetic, but you also want it to be reliable and structurally sound. That’s why today, we will be looking at the top two most popular roofing material types, shingles, and tiles. 

Remember, your next roof replacement is a significant investment for you as a homeowner. That’s why it’s essential to do some background research to see what roofing material will be best for your home, shingles, or tiles?

The Differences Between Shingle And Tile Roofing

First, let’s look at them separately and then compare. Tile roofs are typically made from clay or concrete but can also be made from slate, ceramic, or terracotta. Tile is one of the oldest roofing materials around. Tile originally dates back to the 14th century, and tile can last 50-75 years. Tile is a very durable material, but it can also be aesthetic too. 

Shingle roofs are made from fiberglass, but can also be made from slate, shake, wood, asphalt, or copper. Shingle roofs are made up of many small slates that overlap to protect your home from natural elements. Shingle roofs are very straightforward. They are durable and can last between 15-30 years. It is currently the most popular roofing material in the U.S. But is it right for you?

To compare the two, let’s first start with cost. Tile roofs will cost more upfront than shingle roofs. However, tile roofs will last twice as long as shingle roofs. Tile roofs are also heavier than shingle roofs, so your home needs to be able to hold a heavier roof if you are thinking about tile. With that being said, tile roofs are much stronger because of their sheer weight.  

Then there are terms of style and curb appeal. In terms of uniformity, shingles are going to be your best option. They come in a variety of different styles too, however, for certain types of homes styles like Spanish or Mediterranean. 

There are some of the primary key differences between the two roofing materials. However, the most essential piece to your roof is the team that builds it. Luckily, if you live in the Phoenix area, you can check out Pinnacle Roofing.

Why Pinnacle Roofing?

When it comes to your roof, choosing the right roofing team is essential. Luckily, there is Pinnacle Roofing. For over two decades, Pinnacle Roofing has done countless roofing repair jobs and roofing replacements in the greater Phoenix area. We are proud to offer some of the industry’s best and most dependable roofing services. We are licensed and accredited contractors who use top-of-the-line materials to ensure top-of-the-line service. At Pinnacle Roofing, we are dependable. Our customers know that they can rest assured that their needs will be met – and they can be satisfied knowing that they can go on with their day with a better roof over their heads.

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Are you for a crew of roofing professionals you can trust? Call a team like us. We’ll deliver the care and compassion that your roof needs, and we will work with you and whatever your budget is to install or maintain the best roof for you and your home. In addition, we’ll look out for any other roofing issues or potential indicators that may lead to additional problems for your roof during any roofing work. So, no matter the size and scope of your next roofing project – know that Pinnacle Roofing has got you covered.

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