Tile vs Shingle Roof: What Home Buyers Should Consider

Some information provided by Tile Roofing Institute,

There are certain things every house hunter is looking for and needs to consider when shopping around. One of the biggest factors that affects and influences a home-buyers decision is the quality of the home. They may ask themselves questions like:

  • Is there a lot of remodeling to be done?
  • Is the home made up of durable and dependable materials?
  • Will this home appreciate?

No other new homes in Amarillo can match the quality of our material or design. These homes are nearly zero-maintenance. The Vineyards of Amarillo has received a great amount of praise over our accommodating features like wider streets, and unfailing materials such as stucco or brick exteriors and, possibly most often, tile roofs. Tile roofs are ideal because the life expectancy ends up being about double than what a person could expect from a composition roof.

Why Choose Tile?

Under normal conditions, tile roofs require minimal maintenance. With tile, maintenance is restricted to gutters, protrusion flashings, and venting. On top of that, tile roofs hold up through hail storms and seldom need to be replaced.

A composition roof is temporary. A tile roof is permanent. You decide.

Composition shingles, on the other hand, are considered a temporary material. On top of their relatively short lifespan, a shingle roof’s life is even more limited because of Amarillo’s extreme weather patterns.


There are various styles, hundreds of colors, and a variety of finishes available with roof tile. The Vineyards has selected roof tile that no asphalt shingle on the market can match. The superior aesthetics can suit a home that is modern and stylish or homey and lived-in. They are that versatile.


Roof tile has been used for centuries worldwide and for good reason. Roof tiles are not only beautiful but also extremely durable. With proper building design and installation, tile roofs can last 50 to 100 years or more. They do not rot in wet climates and are not susceptible to destruction by pests. They can be used in any climate or region and can withstand the severest weather conditions, including fire, wind, and snow. For these reasons, most roof tile manufacturers offer warranties of at least 50 years.

Cost Effective

Tile roofs hold up in all kinds of weather, and therefore will not have to be replaced as often. Shingle rooftops, on the other hand, typically need to be replaced more frequently in Amarillo due to severe weather patterns and don’t withstand severe weather conditions as well as tile. By not having to replace a roof, it’s clear that tile  is one of the best deals available today.

As if that isn’t enough, a class 4 & 5 tile roof (a standard on the homes at The Vineyards) can save significant money on home owners insurance premiums. We’ve heard cases of up to $1,500/year being saved from a tile roof.


The best part? A tile roof is just one of our many owner-conscious features. Invest into a quality home. Contact us today to see available models!

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