There is metal tiles of all shapes, forms, and color.
Another one is some kinda recycled tire product pretty think
looking like shakes. I replaced shakes with German origin
rolled steel ceramic coated tile sheets which has 50 year
guarantee. It is known to last 100 years. I did not bother concrete
tiles due to it's weight and worry of hail storm even tho my roof could
take the load.
Thanks, TH, I'll check these out around here. Any material is fine for
me as long as they don't break the bank and will hold up to a walking on
it from time to time. Really have liked the wood shakes - they have
lasted for 40 years. The last 10 years I have used a bundle or two each
year replacing some, which has been a lot $$ & work than re-roof it.
Also have to get city permit around her to re-roof, but not to repair up
to a certain amount. I would keep doing it, but it's getting old and
we've got a bottle rocket fan next door now ... and termites got a good
foothold on it now.
Today's real shakes are not like old day ones. Their wood is too young
and as a result it'll never last 40 years, LOL!. Also fire hazard....
In my case the reason I chose the metal tile is proven long life,
light weight, hail, storm safe, fire resistance, etc. Costs little more
than double ordinary shingles of top quality. I think part of the cost
is for labor, it takes time to screw down every piece after lattice work
is done. Install. crew was experienced with this particular stuff. Very
hard working fellows from Ukraine. Took about 10 days to finish the job.
Our house is 2 story ~2600 sq. ft.
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