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How to Decide Between Metal Roofing and Clay Tiles

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May 18, 2023 at 6:00 a.m.

By RPS Metal Roofing & Siding.  

Use this guide to help homeowners and business owners decide on what roofing materials they should use. 

A good roof is essential for every home and business. From making sure the materials are structurally sound and high quality to picking a material that aesthetically complements the rest of the building, choosing the right roofing material is crucial. Two popular options are metal roofing and clay tiles. But which is better? Both have good qualities and depending on the building owner and their preferences, one may be better suited for their particular project than the other. This guide from RPS Metal Roofing & Siding breaks down the basic pros and cons of each material to help make the choice between the two a bit easier.  

Pros of metal roofing 

Durability: Metal roofing is known for its durability and longevity. It can last for fifty years or more with proper maintenance, making it a long-term investment. 

Weather resistance: Metal roofing is resistant to extreme weather conditions such as hail, wind and fire. It is also resistant to rot and insect damage, which can be common issues with other types of roofing materials. 

Energy efficiency: Metal roofing reflects heat and solar radiation, making it energy efficient. This can help to lower energy bills and keep the home cooler in the summer months. 

Environmentally friendly: Metal roofing is 100% recyclable, making it an environmentally friendly option. 

Low maintenance: Metal roofing requires very little maintenance, as it does not need to be painted or treated regularly. 

Cons of metal roofing 

Cost: Metal roofing can be more expensive upfront compared to other types of roofing materials. However, it is important to consider the long-term savings that come with its durability and low maintenance needs. 

Noise: Metal roofing can be noisy during rain or hailstorms. This can be a concern for some homeowners, but there are ways to mitigate the noise such as installing a noise-reducing underlayment or adding insulation to the attic. 

Pros of clay tiles 

Longevity: Clay tiles can last for 50 years or more with proper maintenance, making them a long-term investment. 

Durability: Clay tiles are resistant to extreme weather conditions, including hail, wind and fire. They are also resistant to rot and insect damage. 

Low maintenance: Clay tiles require very little maintenance, as they do not need to be painted or treated regularly. 

Energy efficiency: Clay tiles reflect heat and solar radiation, making them energy efficient. This can help to lower energy bills and keep the home cooler in the summer months. 

Aesthetically pleasing: Clay tiles add a unique and traditional look to a home, making them a popular choice for homeowners who want to add character to their property. 

Cons of clay tiles 

Cost: Clay tiles can be more expensive upfront compared to other types of roofing materials. However, it is important to consider the long-term savings that come with their durability and low maintenance needs. 

Weight: Clay tiles are heavy and may require additional structural support for the roof. This can add to the cost of the installation process. 

Fragility: Clay tiles can be fragile and may break or crack if stepped on or subjected to heavy objects. 

In conclusion 

Both metal roofing and clay tiles are durable and long-lasting options for a home’s roof. Metal roofing is known for its weather resistance and energy efficiency, while clay tiles add a traditional and aesthetically pleasing touch to a home. The main differences between the two materials are cost and weight, with metal roofing potentially being the more affordable option and clay tiles requiring additional structural support. It is important to carefully consider the pros and cons of each material before deciding, considering the specific needs and budget of the homeowner. 

Original article source: RPS Roofing & Siding

Learn more about RPS Metal Roofing & Siding in their Coffee Shop Directory or visit www.rpsmetalroofing.com.

About RPS Metal Roofing & Siding

RPS Metal Roofing & Siding, Inc is a manufacturer and distributor of metal roofs. Located in Welaka, Florida, our company has state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment resulting in fine quality metal roofs for commercial, residential and agricultural use.



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