Asphalt vs. Tile – Which Is Best for Your Denver Home?

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Both roofing systems have their pros and cons. For example, asphalt shingles are cheaper and easier to install than tiles. Because they are flat, they also take up much less space while they await installation. Tiles, on the other hand cost a bit more and have a more complicated installation sequence. But tiles also last longer than asphalt shingles. Tiles can have a life of around 100 years, if properly cared for, while shingles have to be replaces every 20-25 years because of wear and tear.

When it comes to the protection they can offer to your Denver house, you should consider shingles if the hot summer months are what you hate most. They reflect most of the suns’ heat and light, keeping the house at an optimal temperature. If you’d rather have more protection during the cold season, tiles are usually preferred because they offer greater protection against the cold, wind, snow and hail associated with them.

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Finally, when choosing between tiles and asphalt shingles for your roof, you should also take into account your homes’ capacity for supporting weight. That means that weaker or older structures might not be able to take on the weight of the heavier tiles.  Before making roofing decisions, consult with NRCA Denver roofing contractors to find out what is best for your home and budget.