Unsatisfied with your current roof type? Or maybe you’re designing your new home and want the best roof type for your area? Either way, Tinsley Roofing is here to bring you the pros and cons of two of the most popular roof types available: shingles and tiles.


Shingles are the most popular choice of roof types for homes in the US. This roof covering consists of an individual overlapping rectangular shapes laid across your roof. Of all the roof types, shingles are the lowest initial cost roofing solution available. Yet, with proper installation, shingles can provide one of the most dramatic-looking roofs.

Since shingles are so popular, the materials are readily available. You can choose from a variety of colors, shapes, textures, styles, and profiles. For your shingle roof, choose from wood, slate, cement, composite, and ceramic to name a few. Shingles are hail and wind resistant with warranties of up to 50 years!

When Tinsley installs shingles roofs, we often complete the install on the same day that we begin. The architectural style shingles offer thicker profiles and longer warranties. Plus, they have a better look, such as simulated shadows and depth. With repair of shingles, it is often inexpensive and quick to complete.


Tiles are another popular form of roofing material. Tile is very hard-wearing, often made of ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. As you may know, this roof type is one of the most beautiful and striking enhancements you can make to your home. This roof type offers a cost-effective solution once you consider the longevity of the tiles.

Tile roofing will save you money on replacement and maintenance, since this roof type is the lowest life-cycle cost. Plus, this roof type if growing in popularity for home designed for energy efficiency. Tiles are great for increasing the value of your home over time

Compare all of the roof type offered by Tinsley roofing by clicking on our Roof Types page. Let us help you choose the best option for your budget and location.

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