Metal roofing is one of the most cost-effective roofing materials on the market today and over the years metal roofing has become a much more popular option. Due to its durability and versatility, metal roofing can even be made to resemble other roof styles, such as shingles or shakes. 

Metal roofing will probably be the most economical choice over the life of your home, when compared to the limited life expectancy, and re-installation and repair costs of traditional roofing materials. A metal roof will probably be the last roof you will ever install.

Metal roofs are durable, fire -safe and almost maintenance-free, and insurance companies may offer discounts on premiums for installed metal roofs. They are also energy efficient; metal reflects heat and blocks its transfer into the attic.

Metal Roofing is considered green building material and it can even earn you LEED credits if it is a new construction and you are building in accordance with green building practices. Green building means that materials used are safe for both humans and the environment. Also it means that materials will outlast conventional building materials, because green building is all about efficient and sustainable use of resources.

It is available in a lot of styles and colors. It offers a great-looking Lifelong alternative to other common roofing materials. Metal roofing is a preferred material in hail-prone areas since hail cannot penetrate the material. Certain styles and finishes can minimize the cosmetic imperfections introduced by heavy hail.


Shingles are the most popular choice for roofs in USA. Your home will look wonderful with a new Tinsley shingle roof. Roof shingles are a roof covering consisting of individual overlapping elements. These elements are typically flat rectangular shapes laid in rows from the bottom edge of the roof up, with each successive higher row overlapping the joints in the row below. Historically, at the roof ridge there was a cap consisting of copper or lead sheeting which in modern times has been replaced by shingles with a plastic underlay. Shingles are the lowest initial cost roofing solution available.

Traditional shingle roofing can offer one of the most dramatic-looking roofs. Shingles can also be one of the lowest cost roofs to install. 

Being the most common roofing material means that installer are readily available, and materials are easy to come by. Shingles are available in different shapes, colors, textures, styles and profiles, such as wood, slate, asbestos-cement, bitumen-soaked paper covered with aggregate (asphalt shingle), composite or ceramic. They are hail and wind resistant, with warranties available for 20, 30 40 or 50 years.

Long lead times and slow installation are very uncommon. In most cases, Tinsley completes the installation the same day it begins. 

The Architectural style shingles offer thicker profiles and longer warranties. In addition, they have simulated shadows and depth created by varying the shades of the granuals on the shingle surface, creating a rich, architectural look.

Wide availability and familiarity with shingle roofing materials make repairs, should they be necessary, inexpensive and quick to complete.

Two types of asphalt shingles are used: organic and fiberglass or glass fiber. Organic shingles are generally paper (waste paper) saturated with asphalt to make it waterproof, then a top coating of adhesive asphalt is applied and ceramic granules are then embedded. In the case of algae-resistant shingles, a portion of the granules contain leachable copper ceramically coated, designed to protect against discoloration from algae on the roof. 

Due to increased fire hazard, wood shingles and paper-based asphalt shingles have become less common than fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. In the United States, fiberglass-based asphalt shingles are by far the most common roofing material used for residential roofing applications. 

Aging of shingles: The protective nature of paper and fiberglass asphalt shingles primarily comes from the long-chain petroleum hydrocarbons, while wood shingles are protected by natural oils in the cellulose structure. Over time in the hot sun, these oils soften and when rain falls the oils are gradually washed out of the shingles. During rain, more water is channeled along eaves and complex rooflines, and these are subsequently more prone to erosion than other areas.


A tile is a manufactured piece of hard-wearing material such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Tiles are generally used for covering roofs, floors, walls, showers, or other objects such as tabletops. 

Roof tiles are designed mainly to keep out rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materials such as clay or slate. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used and some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze. A large number of shapes (or "profiles") of roof tiles have evolved.

Tiles are most often made from porcelain, fired clay or ceramic with a hard glaze, but other materials are also commonly used, such as glass, metal, cork, and stone. Tiling stone is typically marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be used on walls than on floors, which require thicker, more durable surfaces.

Tile roofing is one of the most beautiful and striking enhancements you can make to your home. It offers a great-looking, lifelong alternative to other common roofing materials. Also, it can be a very cost-effective roofing material when considered over the expected life of the roof.

A roof tile saves you money on replacement and maintenance, providing the lowest life-cycle costs of any roofing product. As the tile is expected to last the life of your structure, then reduces stress and worry about your roof.

Severe climatic changes and the intensity of the sun accelerate the deterioration of other roofing products, but because standard weight concrete tile continues to get stronger with age, it may offer you a reduction in your insurance rates.

Roof tile is an increasingly popular choice for use on homes that are specifically designed for energy efficiency, and the products have passed all tests related to break strength and permeability. Increases the initial and long-term actual and perceived value of your home.

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