Comparison

Residential asphalt roofing shingles can now be manufactured to look like natural roofing materials such as tile, wood, cedar shakes, or slate, while totally outperforming these other roofing materials. Neither metal nor concrete tiles match asphalt roofing for its overall combination of beauty, durability, and longevity. This is due to asphalt roofing shingles’ ease of installation, requiring less labor and fewer materials. This is how residential asphaltic roofing products stack up against the competition.

 

Asphalt

Metal

Clay Tile

Concrete
Tile

Slate

Cedar
Shake

Color range

X

X

 

X

 

 

Range of styles

X

X

 

 

 

 

EnergyStar
compliant options

X

X

 

 

 

 

Natural look

X

 

X

 

X

X

Ease of
installation

X

 

 

 

 

 

Lowest installed
Cost

X

 

 

 

 

 

Best life-cycle
cost

X

 

 

 

 

 

Consistent
quality

X

X

 

 

 

 

No deck
reinforcement
required

X

X

 

 

 

 

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