Metal Shingles vs Concrete Tiles
Concrete tiles are great if you want the look of the slate or clay tiles, but don’t want to spend as much on it. However, with lower costs come lower quality.
Concrete tiles are cheaper than clay tiles, costing between $4-$9 per square foot. The concrete tile also has lower maintenance costs than a clay tile, but still more than a metal roof.
Concrete roofs last significantly longer than a traditional asphalt roof, but still not quite as long as a metal roof. A concrete roof can last up to 40 years with proper maintenance. However a metal roof can last up to 50 years practically maintenance-free!
Concrete tile roofs are much more durable than an asphalt roof. They are usually a Class A Fire Rated system and are more resistant to hail and high winds. However, concrete tiles are much heavier than metal or asphalt, therefore you must make sure that you house is structurally able to support the weight of the concrete tiles.
Concrete roofs are not completely maintenance-free. They require regular cleaning to avoid the growth of moss and lichen. Moss and lichen will absorb moisture which may seep into the tile. Metal roofs are maintenance-free! You’ll never have to worry about having to clean or maintain it.