Should I Choose Tile, Shingle or Metal Roofs for My Home?

Roof Replacement

If you are in the process of replacing your Jacksonville roof and are wondering which material to choose from, it can get overwhelming. A new roof can be one of the largest investments you make in your home and you want to make sure you are making the right decision. If you are in the market for a roof replacement and don’t know where to turn, below are some of the more common options and the pros and cons of each.

Roof Tiles

Roof tiles have an appealing and distinct appearance. Clay roof tiles are more expensive than the concrete roof tiles. The roof tiles have numerous benefits such as:

  • Durability
  • Curb appeal
  • Less maintenance
  • Long life

These traditional clay and concrete roof tiles come in many shapes and diverse colors. As opposed to concrete tiles, the clay tiles do not fade with time. The price of clay roof tiles is almost double the cost of asphalt shingles. Tile roofs are nice but there are a few things you will want to consider. First does the tile roof conform to the aesthetics of your neighbors’ homes? If all of your neighbors have shingles, your home will stick out like a sore thumb if you put on a tile roof. Second are you replacing an existing tile roof? If you are, you should not have any problems, if you are replacing a shingle roof to tiles, your Jacksonville roofing contractor, will have to reinforce your roof to be able to withstand the weight of a tile roof. Typically an engineer will be called to assess your current roofing structure and provide recommendations for roof reinforcement. Prior to making your decision it is always important to discuss the pros and cons of a tile roof with your licensed roofer.

Asphalt Shingles

Traditional asphalt shingles have a life of expectancy ranging between 16 to 18 years. They are the cheapest solution available and are easy to install, which can easily be guessed by their widespread usage throughout Jacksonville. So if you are on a limited budget, asphalt shingles are perhaps the best option for you. They come in a variety of styles and colors. They are extremely durable to handle our extreme FL climate. They provide sufficient protection, nice curb appeal and are half the price of metal and tile roofs.

Metal Roofs

If you are thinking whether to choose tile, shingle or metal roofs for your home, there are several things that you might want to consider and price probably tops that list. You will have to pay price or at least twice the amount on metal roofs as compared to asphalt shingles. But you can expect the metal to survive much longer than asphalt shingles. The price does not just include the cost of a higher quality material, but you are also paying for professional installation. Metal roofs come in a plethora of colors. They are most efficient in hot climates much more durable.  Other benefits of metal roofing are:

  • Impervious to sun and heat
  • Resistant to fire
  • Resistant to wind because of interlocking panels
  • Numerous alluring styles available
  • Pigments used are fade resistant
  • Algae resistant

Replacing your roof is a large financial decision and it is important to weight the pros and cons of each material. Always consult with your Jacksonville Roofing contractor as they will be able to educate you on the best option for your home as well as the most cost effective option for your wallet.

If you are in need of a new roof, contact White’s Roofing today for a free consultation (904) 220-5546.