Tile roofs are one of the most durable systems available.
Tile roofing is the most common roof system in Arizona. Because of the high volume of new homes built in the Valley, tile installations on pitched roofs over the past 25 years have far outpaced the new installations of flat and asphalt shingle roofs. Concrete or clay tile roofs are durable, cost-efficient and aesthetically pleasing in the desert - making them a great choice for homeowners and businesses alike. Tile roofs have a long lifespan of up to 30 years when properly maintained. Consider these points when it’s time to update your tile roof:
The timing of roof updates can vary depending on your home, the builder, maintenance and the amount and type of foliage around your home. Our team of experts typically sees homes in the 20-30-year-old range that are due for updating to fix broken or missing tiles. It’s important to routinely check for cracks and breaks in tile roofs - high amounts of broken or missing tiles allow excess sun to break down the underlayment below which results in premature failure. Similarly, debris that may accumulate on the roof blocks the natural drainage of the roof and often causes water to travel below the tiles, saturating the underlayment and resulting in dry rot.
Maintaining tile roofs is important in protecting the building below from leaking or premature failure of the underlayment. Broken tiles, slipped tiles or blocked drainage passages are all areas that need to be addressed on an annual basis by an expert to ensure the longest life possible for your roof.
Repair to your tile roof, as opposed to replacement, can be an option if a leak occurs but the roof is not quite ready for a full update. By investigating the source of the leak, the conditions and design of the roof, we can provide a warrantied solution to the owner in most cases.
Replace or Re-Use?
As tile roofs age the availability of matching replacement tiles decreases. In many cases, our experienced team can reuse the existing tiles on the roof when performing an update. However, if the majority of the tile is too damaged or good replacements are unavailable, full replacement of the tiles may have to be considered.
Underlayment options for tile roofs vary from the minimum 30 lb. asphalt felt to heavy-duty rubberized products, to newer lightweight synthetic products. Warranties, costs and installation methods vary with all products. Some of the options that we offer are 10-year, 20-year and 30-year warranty roof systems.
Tiles are available in many options to residential homeowner and commercial building owners. The most common are concrete tiles, clay tiles, and hand formed clay tiles (sand cast). Today, new builders and current homeowners alike have a wide range of color and design options to choose from to enhance the look of their home with a beautiful Southwest aesthetic.
Ready to get started on your tile roofing project? Contact us today to request a consultation with one of RENCO Roofing’s experts and discuss your next roofing project.
The RENCO Roofing Difference
Whether your project is big or small, we strive to provide both the highest level of workmanship and the highest level of customer care. When you work with our team of highly trained professionals, we guarantee you’ll see the difference.
We Fix the Real Problem
Before inspecting your roof, when you meet with our consultants at your home, we’ll take the time to talk to you and understand the project at hand, what issues you are experiencing and assess how we can best solve the problem. You’ll be confident knowing that the solution we provide will be the right one for your roof.
Our Quality Workmanship and Products
Since 2004, the RENCO Roofing team has provided top quality workmanship on roofs throughout Arizona. We complete our projects with integrity - with work that we are proud to stand behind and with products that we trust.
From the first call to our office to the final inspection with our team, we know that communication is key for our customers. We promise to be in constant communication with our customers throughout the entire project - no surprises here.