Pro’s – Tile lasts 30-50 years or more for heavier weight tiles and can add value to the home as well as a stately appearance. Tile comes in several styles & colors to match the general theme and décor of the home. When damage to tile roof does occur, the repair is usually as simple as pulling out a few broken tiles and replacing them
Con’s – Unless the home was originally engineered to support the weight of a tile roof the truss system will most likely need to be beefed up to support the added weight which can significantly increase the cost for what is already a premium priced product.
Skill level – On most other roofing systems the part you see is the main weather barrier but not so with tile. On a tile roof water routinely gets under the tile which serves to protect the felt dry-in layer. The dry-in and flashings required to keep the roof weather tight require experience and care to be done properly.
Asphalt Shingle Roofs –
Pro’s – Asphalt shingles are among the most economical choices for roofing though there are higher end asphalt products (shake style) that will compete with tile for price. Asphalt shingles are also so common that they are readily available for repairs even years after install. Of all the roofing choices available, shingles also have the most color options to create the look you want
Con’s – Asphalt shingles account for, BY FAR, the largest number of roofing hail claims. If you live in hail or high wind prone areas shingle roofs can really eat up insurance deductibles. Shingles are also easily damaged by foot traffic from putting up and removing holiday decorations, painters, gutter cleaners, HVAC / swamp cooler work etc.
Skill level – Depending on the complexity of the roof design a handy homeowner might be able to tackle an asphalt shingle install however, even experienced roofers have roof failures. At Pinnacle Roofing we have NEVER HAD A ROOF FAILURE OR FAILED AN INSPECTION IN 12 YEARS of business!
Synthetic Shingles –
Pro’s – There are new synthetic shingle options on the market that mimic Tile, Stone, and / or Asphalt and are amazingly resilient, F-Wave is one such option. Roofing materials come in class 3 & class 4 designations which apply to a materials ability to withstand hail and wind. F-Wave is the only material to have passed both UL and ANSI Class 4 lab testing. This material is based on TPO which is a commercial roofing material with a long and solid track record.
We have heard it jokingly said that if there were a class 8 F-Wave would probably meet that.
Con’s – F-Wave is about 60% more expensive than standard asphalt shingles, comparable to shake style asphalt, and around 30% – 35% less than tile. F-wave has several color sand style choices but not nearly as many as asphalt shingles.
Skill level – With only a few exceptions F-Wave installs just like asphalt shingles
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When you hire Pinnacle Roofing Associates to install a new roofing system on your home, you’re being proactive with your home’s security by preventing property damage before it occurs. You won’t have to worry about leaks once we’re done.
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