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Tile Roofs vs Composition Shingle Roofs

Tile Roofs vs. Shingle Roofs – What’s Better in Arizona?

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In the Valley of the Sun, if your roof has a slope, it will be covered and protected by a tile roof or a shingle roof.  Although both of these roofs can endure the extremities of our summers and monsoons for years to come, they are vastly different in many ways.  Therefore, let’s compare  tile roofs vs. shingle roofs, and what they have to offer.  In addition, we will offer some insights and patterns we see from a roofing company’s perspective.  As a result, no matter which roof you choose for your home, it will be a well informed decision, and based on what is most important to you, when it comes to your roof.

Shingle Roofs

Shingles are made primarily made of fiberglass and asphalt.  And if you look around, you’ll notice they are the most common roofs for Arizona residents.  Asphalt shingles come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizestile roofs vs. composition asphalt shingles - Castile Roofing to compliment any home’s visual appeal.  The lifespan of a shingled roof is approximately 20 – 30 years, if installed and maintained properly.

Pros & Cons

  • Economically, they are the most affordable for everyone, and easy to install.
  • The materials to install a shingle roof are light in weight.  Therefore, any style of rafters or trusses, will not need any additional webs added to structurally support the weight of the roofing materials installed.
  • Shingles overlap one another.  Not only does this placement give it the needed integrity to withstand extreme heat, it also is aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
  • There are a variety of colors, shapes and textures of shingles to choose from.
    • Blown shingles off your roof are an indicator that its lifespan is coming to an end.  But if you just had your roof installed, blown shingles are a sign that the adhesive hasn’t fully cured, or that the installation was faulty.
    • The primary material used to make shingles is asphalt, which is petroleum based.  Therefore, they are unsustainable as a product, and not very friendly to the environment.
    • Shingled roofs, have the shortest lifespan of all roof coverings.  If you find you have a roof leak, or missing shingles, it indicates that you need a new roof.

Tile Roofs

Tile roofs are installed worldwide, and are the most popular in a global sense.  They are primarily made from concrete, clay, terracotta orTile Roofs vs Composition Shingle Roofs - The Pros and Cons of Both Roof Types - Castile Roofing slate.  The materials, time and labor to install a tile roof does cost more to install.  Although they have a lifespan of up to 50 years, if taken care of properly.

Pros & Cons

  • Tile Roofs overlap one another, in a parallel form, when properly installed.
  • The tiles are thick and strong, thereby providing protection the severity of the summers here.
  • Roof tiles reflect the sun’s light.  Keeping the house cooler and electric bills lower during the summer months.
  • Tiles are environmentally friendly.  They are recycled, and made from recyclables as well.
    • If going from shingles to tiles on your roof, you will need to have the trusses or rafters inspected, to see the weight capacity they can endure.  If it is just a basic truss, you will need to add more webbing to give it structural integrity it needs to bare the weight of the tiles, and endure our weather storms.
    • Pigeons are a big issue with tile roofs.  Their  droppings are very acidic, which not only bleaches the tiles, but also accelerates the deterioration of a tile roofs adhesives.  As a result, as time goes on, you will see more broken, missing or slipped tiles.
    • Tile roofs need to be checked and routinely maintained at least twice a year.  Without this preventative maintenance, you will be susceptible to leaks and damage to the underlayment, and the costs of repairing them.

Tile Roofs vs. Shingle Roofs With Insurance Companies

When it comes to home owner’s insurance, these companies certainly show favoritism to shingled roofs, over all others.  Whether it is a roofCheck your policy to verify what is covered regarding your tile or shingle roof repair, or a complete roof replacement, if it is a shingled roof, they will ask for the bare minimum, and will quickly provide the means for minor repairs or full replacements.  But if you have a tile roof, their coverage for roof repairs seems minimal at best.  Many times, they will dispute or deny your roofing repairs, or make it difficult.  As a result, many customers will have to cover some, if not all of the costs to fix their roof.  Therefore, check with your insurance provider to see what is and what is not covered when it comes to roofing needs.

Maintenance is the Key to a Healthy Roof

No matter what kind of roof you have on your home, yearly inspections and maintenance is the key.  This will lessen any chances or risks of leaks causing excessive damage to the internal structure of your roof, the underlayment, truss and the structural foundation of your home.

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The Challenge of Tile Roofing Repair

By Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Roofing Repair, Scottsdale, Summertime, Sun City/Sun City West, Tempe, Tile Roof, Valley CitiesNo Comments

The Challenge of Tile Roofing Repair

There are times when we handle tile roofing repair with the greatest of ease. Then there are times when handling such repair is time-consuming. Here’s an instance of the latter, and of the tasks needed to be done via photo presentation.

Surveying the Roof for Tile Roofing Repair

The first thing we have to do is survey the roof in question. This usually can be the longest part but also the most critical. In this instance, after surveying the roof, it was discovered that over 20 tiles were severely damaged and over 10 were moderately damaged. If left alone, water leaks would be the least of their worries. As you can see from some of the photos, some of the tiles has some basic sealant to work as a temporary measure, but the damage overall was too extensive.

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The New Installation of Replacement Tile

Customers know that having a lot of tile to repair takes time. What most customers forget to realize is that tiles can be heavy to carry. These tiles averaged 20 lbs per tile. For our roofer, the max he could carry was up to three. The job required 30 replacements; during the start of our summertime. Needless to say, our stalwart roofer got his workout for the entire day. Still, to ensure Roofing Done Right, it was a workout our roofer looked forward to. There’s also the challenge of replacing the damaged tiles with the new tiles for this roof. To save time from going into specifics, there is much labor to be handled.

What’s the Bottom-line From All of This?

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This is the end result of our tireless efforts. Castile Roofing makes these efforts of Roofing Done Right for our customers. And while there will be major repairs like this case brought to us, we’ll take the effort and care that each roof deserves! We could not be a trusted roofing company otherwise. No matter the roof, no matter the building, no matter the place; Tempe, Casa Grande, Avondale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Phoenix, Glendale, or any Valley City.

Buckskin Roofing Maintenance made by Castile Roofing

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Buckskin Roofing Maintenance made by Castile Roofing

Castile Roofing is continuing to be at the forefront of helping our customers with their roofing need. One such example took place in the neighborhood of Buckskin. We like to showcase this with some photos of the job we completed a few weeks ago.

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Here we see the installation of new roofing tile to replace the damaged tile that was there beforehand. As you notice, the coloration is lighter than the surrounding tile. While we make every effort to go EXACTLY as colored, there are times we have to let nature do the proper tanning for us. The primary goal is to get your home’s roof back to proper functioning capability.

Another Benefit Courtesy of Castile Roofing

Here is another example to our commitment to our customers with these photos:

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Sometimes, we may be asked to provide additional work; the kind that is outside the scope of the original invoice. In this instance, it was to install bird-deterrent spikes. Under normal circumstances, we would have to reschedule for a second attempt, charge for items, complete the work, etc. This is also handled on a case-by-case basis; not all cases are like this. Even so, we took the time to install these bird-deterrent spikes provided by the customer for an additional charge. Yes, we must be paid for services rendered. We cannot change that aspect of our business.

The Final Touches and The Final Message

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These last set of picture overlook the runoff corner to ensure that are properly overlooking the roof and angled correctly. This is critical to prevent water deposits and to help with getting water off the roof quickly. This will give the roof additional years of life, and hopefully remove further calls to repairs.

Why Go To Castile Roofing?

For Roofing Done Right, of course! That’s how we’ve become a trusted roofing company in the Valley. From Mesa to Tempe, Scottsdale to Avondale, Chandler to Phoenix, we cover all roofs with our quality service and customer support. Call today to schedule work you need done.