Poll: What type of roof do you want on your house?

What type of roof do you want on your house?

  • asphalt shingle (27%, 18 Votes)
  • wood shingle / shake (0%, 0 Votes)
  • metal (53%, 35 Votes)
  • ceramic tile (11%, 7 Votes)
  • slate (3%, 2 Votes)
  • other... (6%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 66

This poll was active 09.21.2014 through 09.27.2014

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About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

12 comments:

  1. 1
    Blurtman says:

    Retractable, for easy missile firing.

  2. 2

    Composite Roofing

    Its all the HOA allows.

  3. 3
    Eden says:

    Does anyone know if it’s possible to put solar panels on a metal roof?

  4. 4

    RE: Eden @ 3

    Yes, Why Not, With Properly Installed Insulation

    Metal is more fire proof, so less insurance risk too.

  5. 5
    HappyRenter says:

    In Italy it’s very common to use ceramic tiles for roofing. I was told in Italy that today they make ceramic/clay tiles that are so tough and resistant that they never break even if you walk on them. Personally, I find them much more appealing than metal or composite roofs. I wonder why they are not used more in the Pacific Northwest.

  6. 6
    murrcat says:

    @ 3. Eden – Yes, there is a clip system to attach solar panel rails to snap lock metal roofs.

    @5. HappyRenter–because of the gapping in the tile, the wind driven moisture is a problem with these roofs in this climate–you would basically have to have another roof under the tile to prevent moisture damage. Also, these gaps allow pests to infiltrate–wasps, etc.

  7. 7
  8. 8
    wreckingbull says:

    Galvalume snap lock. Last roof you will ever own.

    http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2014/03/24/how-to-install-a-metal-roof/

    That being said, if you are restoring a historic home, nothing beats cedar shake for authenticity. I can’t stand to see historic homes with modern metal or composite roofs.

  9. 9
    Mike says:

    Most of the new houses I’ve seen built lately have torch down (built up) roofs. Apparently if the membrane isn’t damaged you can keep re-sealing them for years and not have to do a full replacement. Main downside is they’re kind of ugly.

  10. 10
    redmondjp says:

    By wreckingbull @ 8:

    Galvalume snap lock. Last roof you will ever own.

    http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2014/03/24/how-to-install-a-metal-roof/

    That being said, if you are restoring a historic home, nothing beats cedar shake for authenticity. I can’t stand to see historic homes with modern metal or composite roofs.

    They do make ‘fake’ cedar shakes out of more durable materials, but they are not inexpensive.

  11. 11
    boater says:

    Euroshake roof. Essentially recycled tires turned into tiles. Every roofer I’ve had loves the tiles since they have the grip of a tire. They feel safe and repel moisture just fine. It came with the house and a 50 year transferable warranty so I’m hoping its as good as they say.

  12. 12
    HappyRenter says:

    @5. HappyRenter–because of the gapping in the tile, the wind driven moisture is a problem with these roofs in this climate–you would basically have to have another roof under the tile to prevent moisture damage. Also, these gaps allow pests to infiltrate–wasps, etc.

    Oh, I see. Modern roofs in Italy are made of a combination of concrete and clay blocks. The tiles sit then on top and are for decoration and as a way for rain water to drain down. So, you are right, basically there is like another roof underneath, made of concrete in this case. I guess, I would then vote for “Other” and with that I mean a concrete roof covered with tiles.

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