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Tile Roof vs. Shingle Roof: Our Guide

Updated: Oct 14


Tile Roof vs. Shingle Roof: Our Guide

A tile roof and a shingle roof both have their merits, but what about the differences between the two styles of roofing? If you’re searching for tile roof vs. shingle roof, you’ve come to the right place. Learn more about what the main differences are here within our guide, and if you reside within the greater San Antonio area, contact us for a quote on your new roofing project.


Differences Between Tile Roofs & Shingle Roofs

There are many differences between shingle roofs and tile roofs. In this post, we’re going to discuss both types of roofs and what you can expect from each if you were to have them installed on your home’s roofline.


Benefits of Tile Roofs

Tile roofs have a striking appearance and typically last longer than a shingle roof. The costs are typically higher for a tile roof, yet with that higher cost, you’re able to expect a longer life out of a tile roof.


Negatives of Tile Roofs

Tile roofs can be costlier and have added maintenance to the typical routine. Tile roofs are also quite heavy and require a stronger support system through roof reinforcement than a standard shingle roof. You’ll want to consult with your roofing expert to best determine the right style of roof for your home.


Benefits of Shingle Roofs

Shingle roofs are lightweight and lower cost than tile roofs. They are quite durable for what they are, yet not quite as durable as a tile roof. Typically, shingle roofs are easier to install for roofers, as the weight is much lower with shingles.


Negatives of Shingle Roofs

Shingles do not last as long as tile roofs and this can be alright with the owner if they’re willing to accept they may have to replace their shingle roof sooner than if they went with a tile roof; as tile roofs can last upwards of 100+ years. Shingle roofs on the other hand, may last around 15-20 years if maintained and cared for properly.


Choose Storm Roofing for Your Tile Roof & Shingle Roof Installation

If you're interested in a tile roof, or a shingle roof, and you’d like to learn more about how we can revitalize your home with a new roof; contact us using the button below. We’ll be sure to respond to your message within 24 hours and we’ll be sure to have one of our valuable team members visit your home to provide a quote as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon!





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