Corrugated Tin vs. Shingle Roofs

Many homeowners are not aware of the benefits and downfalls between corrugated tin and a shingled roof. From time to time homeowners will need to contact a roofing company to have their roofs looked at within the period of owning their homes. It could be for suspicion of leaks, weather damage, or even inspection for a newly bought home. The list goes on really.

In this article is the information needed to distinguish and be able to make an educated guess in each homeowner’s personal experience.

Corrugated Tin is a durable material that comes as a sheet of various sizes. The install is simple and generally can be done within 1-3 days depending on the roofing contractor’s ability to perform the corrugated tin installation. Most corrugated tin is weather repellant. Not to say that 100 mph winds can withstand the corrugated tin roofs, but they are more likely to be longer-lasting than a shingled roof. Not only is the durability the main factor as well as installation, but corrugated tin is able to come in a variety of colors to ensure energy savings overall. Corrugated Tin has many benefits but it also has downfalls as well. For instance, most individuals use cell phones the most nowadays. The cell phone reception will be hindered when a corrugated tin roof is installed on the home. This is due to the waves of connection that are not seen by the naked eye. The corrugated tin is a solid product that at times interferes with cell phone reception from time to time. Another downfall is the fact of high rate debris puncturing the roof. Considering most roofing companies offer a warranty with premium work this should be covered by your warranty. Should an individual experience most type of damages, contact the roofing company that installed the corrugated tin roof to see about warranty usage.

Now on to Shingle roofing installation. Shingle roofs are durable, easily repairable, and offer a cushion effect for debris. Shingle roofs offer durability that gives a little bit of flexibility when installing properly on a home. By flexibility, this means that high winds would lift the shingle roofs tabs a bit but the repair would be within a circumference of the small area. Of course, depending on if the miles per hour and length of time the high winds occurred. Each natural disaster is different depending on the area the home is located. The repairs for a shingled roof are by far rather simple. The area that needs repair will be inspected by a roofing contractor, then the roof repair will be underway. The shingled rood has the ability to give a cushion effect for homeowners. The cushion effect is more driven towards debris more than anything. For example: If a tree branch was to fall, the shingled roof would have minimal damage depending on the size. If a corrugated tin roof was installed it would have been dented along with the puncture itself, should that happen. Therefore, more sheets of the corrugated tin roof would need to repair versus a shingled roof. A shingled roof would not show the minor damage should the shingles not be damaged by the limb of the tree. Again, that is just an example of demonstrating the difference. In real-life scenarios it would vary in many aspects depending on the scenario.

In general, the shingled roof has many good qualities, but there are some downfalls as well with the shingled roofs. The prices are the first to be noted. The priced difference in a corrugated tin roof and the shingled roof is generally astronomical. Of course, this depends on the roofing contractor and the location of the home. Not only is the prices a huge difference but the installation is more complexed than the corrugated tin roof. Generally, roofers are able to complete a shingled roof within 4-5 days depending on the size. Most shingled roofs have to have the layer of roofs removed before the new shingles can be applied. The teardown of the existing shingles calls for extra labor and costs. Again, depending on the size and location of the home can make a difference as well as what the contractor is used.

Not only do both corrugated tin roof and shingled roofs have good qualities, they both as well have some not so good qualities. Now with the basics aside, most homeowners are able to make an educated guess as to how they would like their roof repaired in the future for their home.