Replacing your roof used to be done in kind; that is, when you have an asphalt shingle roof, your roofer will automatically replace it with another one of the same make from the same manufacturer. But not so today. These days, you can ask your roofing contractor to find the best kind of roof that makes sense for your home and your needs.
One of the roof types that are certainly open to more and more homeowners is a tile roof. But what sets it apart from an ordinary asphalt shingle one? Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. explains more in today’s blog.
Asphalt shingle roofs can last, at best, 20 years, until you need to replace them. By contrast, tile roofs last longer, some to over 50 years, two or three times the life span of an asphalt shingle roof (with matching length of warranty). In addition, they are far more durable, as their weight and heft can easily withstand inclement weather and even fires.
Tile roofs don’t require the exacting and meticulous kind of maintenance as asphalt shingles. For example, they are not as fragile, which makes for surer footing when you need to go up your roof for repairs and maintenance. Still, avoid doing this yourself just to be sure; ask your roofer if you need your roof inspected.
What’s even better is that tile roofs, pound for pound, reflect more heat and sunlight than your regular asphalt shingle roof, which makes a home using it more energy-efficient in terms of heating. While some asphalt shingles have made great strides lately in material technology where special shingles can approach the same level of energy efficiency as a tile roof, they’re often of the more expensive variety and last only one or two decades at most.
Dynamic Roofing Concepts Inc. is one of Florida’s most trusted names in the business of roofing. To start your free consultation, contact us today at (813) 657-7663 or fill out our contact form. We serve various Florida areas, including Tampa.