Tile vs Asphalt Shingles; Which One Is Better For Your Orlando Home Or Business?

January 03, 2021

Whether you are replacing a roof or repairing one here in Central Florida, the question of what roofing material is best, asphalt shingles or tiles?  There are Pros and Cons for both. Either one you choose, make sure you contact a reputable roofer


Tile roofing material is the most popular worldwide, it can be dated all the way back to the 14th century. Tile is known for its durability and attractive look. 

Pros include:

Long Lifespan - A tile roof can last 40 to 50 years.

Energy Efficient - Roof tiles are efficiently placed, allowing for easy airflow and resisting heat, both of which are very important here in Central Florida. This allows your home to have an easier time staying cool. 

Heat Resistant - Tiles won’t rot in our hot and humid environment, they are also fireproof. 

Designer Element - Tiles have a unique feel. The aesthetics can range from a southwestern flair or a tropical paradise. 

Cons Include:

Heavy - Tiles can get pretty heavy, so your home or business will need to be able to support the weight. New lighter tiles are becoming available. 

Fragile - If someone walks on your roof, clay tiles are likely to crack and break if not very careful.

Cost - From an appraisal standpoint, tile roofing materials have the best value. On that note, they are also a more expensive roofing option. 

Maintenance -  The felt underlayment, that goes under the tiles, will need to be replaced every 15 to 20 years. This is because the tile roof is not waterproof.

Keep in mind, some communities and HOAs have rules and regulations to follow when it comes to a new roof or repairs. 

 Check back with us next week when we go over the pros and cons of asphalt shingles. Until then, if you have any questions or want to make an appointment, contact Schick Roofing.

Our Dedicated and service-oriented staff is here to provide you with top notch workmanship and consistent communication to ensure roofing your home or business is a pleasant experience.