How do asphalt shingles compare to concrete roof tiles in the heat of the sun?

Hot SunWhen asphalt shingles are installed, they are in direct contact with the underlayment causing heat to be stored at the top. This creates the entire structure to heat up and causes homeowners to spend more money each month on cooling costs. Concrete roof tiles, on the other hand, are elevated during installation; this allows the roof structure to cool while the heat is vented out. This installation process can actually help reduce your heating and cooling costs all year long. So now that you know the facts about shingles, let’s talk about Concrete Roof Tile.

  • Materials: Concrete roof tiles are made from a natural mixture of cement, sand, water, and oxide.
  • Appearance: Concrete tiles are made to resemble styles of traditional clay, wood shake, and slate. Eagle Roofing Products offers over 170 colors and nine different profiles to choose from, complementing all types of architecture.
  • Eco-Friendly: Made from natural materials, concrete roof tiles are easily recyclable and many of Eagle Roofing Products’ color selections have been approved by the Cool Roof Rating Council. 
  • Durability: Concrete roof tiles can resistant harsh weather and are known to stand as long as the structure it’s supporting. There’s a reason why roof tiles have been used for centuries.

While asphalt shingles may be less expensive in the beginning, concrete roof tiles are built to last and can save a homeowner money, stress, and time in the long run. The next time you have a big roofing project, consider the benefits that a concrete tile roof can provide. 

See more on this topic at Eagle Roofing’s website.