ROOF SHINGLES VS ROOF TILES: WHICH IS BETTER?

Roof shingles or roof tiles: which is the best roof covering for your property?

The answer to this varies according to where you live: In the Unites States Of America, over 70% of domestic dwellings have felt roof shingles as their primary roof covering, yet we have not heard of a single instance in the UK!

To comply with UK Building Regulations, you could, in theory, use felt shingles, however it is unlikely that a Local Planning Officer would accept these as being 'in keeping' with the local area.

Traditionally in the UK we have used clay or concrete roof tiles, as well as natural or man made slates to cover our houses. To preserve the perceived value of your house in the eyes of potential buyers it would be unwise to use anything else - not to mention the implications for obtaining insurance cover and a mortgage.