Roof Shingles or Concrete Tiles – Which is better?

When it comes to your roof, there are many different materials to choose from. The choice you make will effect many things including cost, energy efficiency, resistance to damage, etc. If you’re looking for roofing in Colorado Springs two of the most popular materials to choose from when deciding on a new roof are shingles vs concrete tiles. There are advantages and disadvantages to choosing either of these materials. Both are great but you may need a little help choosing.

Roofing Colorado Springs – Shingles vs Concrete Tiles

First of all, cost is always one of the major factors you will need to consider when starting any new project. If you are looking to for the most low cost option, then shingles will be the best choice for you. By far, shingles are less expensive than tile.

Asphalt shingles are

  • an inexpensive roofing material out there
  • quick and easy to install

Our roofers install shingle roofs just about every day so they have become very efficient and fast at putting on this type of roof. If your biggest factor in making a decision on your roofing material is cost, shingles are the best option for you.

Other factors that make shingles a great option is that they are typically made of asphalt.

One of the beauties of asphalt is it makes the shingles waterproof. The strength of the shingles is reinforced by the asphalt as well because it holds the granules in place within the shingle. When looking at asphalt shingles as your roofing material you want to make sure they are made with the highest quality asphalt. The high quality asphalt will allow flexibility and also prevents the shingle from drying out and becoming brittle.

Of course, if you are considering concrete tiles for your roof then you may already know that financially, tiles are on the other end of the cost spectrum. They tend to be one of the more expensive roofing materials on the market.

The reason that concrete tiles are pricier may be due in part to the fact that when being manufactured, the process in which they are made is more complicated than with asphalt shingles. Tiles are also less efficient in terms of time it takes to install. These two factors greatly contribute to the overall more expensive cost of concrete tiles vs shingles. Tiles do offer a much wider variety in colors, shapes, and styles which can add to your home’s overall aesthetic. This factor is a major reason that people choose tile.

However there are other factors that make tile appealing as well. Tiles tend to hold up to weather and are resistant to fire, hail, and moisture. In Colorado we tend to get quite a bit of wind and hail storms can be devastating to roofs. Fires can definitely be an issue in this arid climate so having tiles can help ensure the safety of your home. Tile roofs can also help conserve energy both in cold and warm climates because they allow air to circulate underneath the tiles which are laid loosely together, making your home warmer in winter and cooler in the summer.

Choosing a roof for your home is an important decision. 7 Summits Roofing in Colorado Springs wants you to make the right choice.

Our certified professionals are here to help you whether you’re choosing between shingles and concrete tiles or any of the other roofing materials available. We are here to help you choose what’s best for you and your home or commercial site.

Give us a call or send us an email for a free estimate.