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Concrete Tile or Metal Roofing?

Concrete Tiles or Metal Roofing Panels, which will be the best solution for your next project?

There is no right or wrong choice.

Because both products are long lasting, durable and highly recyclable this time there is no wrong answer, only a best choice for your project.  We’ve put together the best information on both products below.

Eagle Concrete Roof Tiles

Concrete roofing products from our favourite manufacture Eagle Roofing Products have the widest selection of beautiful colors, color blends and roof tile profiles available, providing the perfect look for any structure. In addition, tile’s class-leading durability and superior energy efficiency traits create the perfect balance of functionality meets appeal.

  • Concrete roof tiles are a green product manufactured using all-natural, nontoxic materials, those being sand, cement, water, and oxide
  • Concrete tiles are 100% recyclable
  • Lasts the life of the structure; only needing to be replaced once every 75 years or so
  • Concrete tiles are an inherently energy efficient product. They are naturally reflective and its high thermal mass enables them to absorb and store heat during the day and slowly release it at night; helping reduce cooling and heating costs throughout the year
  • Concrete roof tiles can withstand extreme weather events
    • Class A Fire Resistant
    • Withstand sustained wind speeds of up to 180mph
    • Class 3 and Class 4 Hail/Impact Resistant
    • Freeze-Thaw Rated for cold climates.
  • Eagle Roofing Products offers the best warranty in the industry. This Lifetime Transferrable Limited Product Warranty covers structural integrity and specific manufacturing defects of the individual tiles at no cost
  • Concrete roof tiles are aesthetically versatile
    • Available in three profiles – high, medium and low. Each profile is suited to beautifully complement a variety of architectural styles
    • Surface texture and color can emulate traditional roofing materials, such as clay, slate and wood shake. 
    • Rich pigments produce a wide array of ranges and blends to choose from
  • While rare, should a concrete roof tile break, you can easily switch out the broken piece with a new one

Metal Roofs.

Metal roofs can be an attractive roofing upgrade from a traditional shingle.

  • Metal roofs are a green product manufactured using all-natural materials and may contain up to 40% of recycled steel
  • Metal roofs are 100% recyclable
  • Metal roofs can last 30-45 years.
  • Metal roofs are inherently energy efficient
    • Higher end options can reduce energy costs even further
  • Metal roofs can be noisy during rains and storms if they are not installed with extra layers of solid sheathing or insulation
  • Metal roofs expand and contract as it warms and cools. Over time, this can cause fasteners that secure the roof to come loose and cause a leak.
  • Metal roofs can withstand extreme weather to a certain extent, and some types of metal are prone to rusting more than others
    • Class A Fire Resistant
    • When installed correctly, metal roofs can withstand winds speeds up to just 140mph
    • Hail/Impact Resistant: However, depending on the size of the hail it can cause cosmetic damage such as dents and scratches, which many times are not covered by insurance
    • Freeze-Thaw Resistant
  • Warranties vary by manufacturer, but in the event of inclement weather, aesthetic damage, such as dents or scratches to the roofscape are not covered under any warranty
  • Metal roofs are aesthetically versatile but it comes at a compromise and/or price
    • Not available in variety of profiles – thickness and shape are similar to each other
    • Produce a uniformity of lines running vertically as well as horizontally.
    • The inherent composite of metal roofing limits the range of hues available to predominantly solid colors unlike the diversity of ranges and blends that concrete tile has to offer
  • Metal roofs are lighter weight making them suitable for homes designed to a lower weight standard.
  • Metal roofs are notorious for being difficult and expensive to fix because the entire sheet of metal would need to be swapped out and replaced with a new one.

As we stated at the start of this section there is no perfect solution each comes with pros and cons for your project.  We hope that this section as helped to bring to light some of those reasons why one product might be more suitable.

Should you need any further information or samples of our tiles please don’t hesitate to reach out to our staff.

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