Roof Shingles & Tile Guide
ROOF SHINGLES & TILE
Shingles can be a cost-effective solution for a pitched roof. At McPartlon Roofing, we install everything from asphalt shingles to metal shingles and clay tiles. In a city like Santa Fe, where history plays a very important part in the architectural style of its buildings, it is very common to see curved Spanish ceramic tiles, or tejas, on rooftops. These tejas are semi-cylindrical tiles that are laid out in an interlocking pattern. These days it’s more common to see these tiles on historic properties – such as our work on the Scottish Rite Temple – or as accents on homes and businesses.
Though asphalt shingles were once the choice of many, because of their low cost and easy one-sheet installation – as opposed to the more expensive tile and slate, which had to be installed one shingle at a time – metal shingles have become more popular in the Santa Fe area because of our high desert climate, with its intense sunlight and frigid nights.
The ability to reflect sunlight, rather than absorb it, leads to lower cooling costs. The added plus of a much longer lifespan than most shingle types – 50 to 75 years – along with resistance to rain, rot, wind, fire and hail make them the perfect choice for northern New Mexico. Give McPartlon Roofing a call to discuss roofing shingle choices and get a complimentary roof assessment.