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

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Tile Roofs come in multiple colors, styles and sizes.  You can even mix multiple colors of tiles on your roof, and give your home its own personalityJust a sample of the selection of color and styles you can find of asphalt shingles
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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Fixing a Leak on a Modular/Mobile Home Between Main Roof and Metal Roof

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In the cities of Casa Grande, Arizona City, Coolidge, and Eloy, modular/mobile homes parks are a fairly popular option for affordable housing.  Communities are built around them that give the homeowners access to a wide array of amenities, and neighbors to interact with.  It also is the basis for many senior communities.

The construction of these homes are typically all the same.  They’re typically what’s known as a “single-wide” with a main shingle roof, and then one or two metal roof awnings off to the sides.  Many homeowners opt to build another room underneath one of these.

The most common problem with all of these homes is that the transition between the two roofs is never as watertight as it should be.  From the manufacturer, these transitions will end up not leaking water for all of 10 years (sometimes less!) before they spring a large leak.  If you’ve experienced this, then you know the pain of calling roofing contractor after roofing contractor and getting various answers on how to fix the leaking.  Many roofers are quick to quote replacement of the entire roof without thinking about the fact that the issue is the transition and not the main roof.

At Castile Roofing, we’ve dealt with dozens of these leaks on mobile homes between a main roof and a metal side roof, and have just the solution you need.  The solution is fairly simple — with a product known as roll flashing, you can connect the two roofs to one another and provide a proper exit for water from the main roof to the side roof.  The process on most homes in Casa Grande involves lifting the main roof, and then installing the roll flashing 6″ on to the main roof, and 6″ over the smaller roof.  It’s very important to ensure that there’s a downward slope so that water exits correctly.  The flashing is then sealed, and the main roof put back down over it.  If you look at the picture below, you’ll see how ingenious this solution is!

Properly connecting a main roof to a side metal roof

Now, in the future when the homeowner experiences heavy rains, the water will run from the main roof, to the roll flashing, to the metal roof, and off the property for good.  Castile Roofing is the only choice for leaking roof repairs in Phoenix, Coolidge, Casa Grande, Maricopa, and Arizona City.

 

How a Gray Shingle Roof and Fascia Can Accentuate the Arizona Desert

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The majority of houses out in the deserts of Casa Grande, Maricopa, Arizona City, and even Phoenix, all tend to run with the same color scheme due to us being in the Arizona desert.  The same shades of brown, red, and tan are seen everywhere.

When the option presents itself though, a gray shingle roof can truly make your house unique amongst this color scheme.  On this house, we installed Malarkey Highlander NEX Storm Gray shingles which are a multitude of gray, light gray, and dark gray scattered throughout.  To truly complement the roof, we also installed a new 2-layer rolled roofing system on the patio in gray, and installed all new gray fascia and trim around the house.

The result is one of the most unique houses you’ll find in Arizona City.  Just because you’re in the desert, doesn’t mean your house has to look like the desert!  This Arizona City shingle roof is going to last decades, and is going to maintain this clean, crisp look the entire time.

 

Overcoming a Cracked Foam Roof

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In Coolidge, Arizona we did a pretty impressive roof repair, that made the customer very happy.  The challenge was overcoming a cracked foam roof, without replacing it entirely.  This is how aGAF Roofing Contractor - overcoming a cracked foam roof foam roof repair takes into consideration not only the roof, but also the customer’s wants and needs.

The Problem to Overcome With This Roof

This was a very unique roofing situation.  The customer had a shingle roof, which then had a foam roof applied on top of that.  In addition, a roof coating was applied as well.  Because of these layers, there was no damage to the underlaying of the roof’s structure.

The problem was that part of the foam roof had split off onto the side.  This was caused primarily due to the air conditioning unit continuously leaking water.  Along with this, and daily exposure to the outside elements, it destroyed the coating in a patch.  From there, the water made a pathway down the side of the roof.

When other roofing contractors looked at the situation, their only conclusion was to replace the entire roof.  An complete roof replacement was not the only option that Castile Roofing saw.

Castile Roofing’s Solution

Considering that the rest of the roof was in good shape, the customer was not ready to replace their entire roof prematurely.  After a careful assessment, we determined that there was an alternative solution.  Our conclusion not only protected their home once again, it was more what the customer wanted in the first place.

Our roofers were able to re-attach the section that had split off.  Then, using a mixture of polyester and super putty, they filled  and sealed the section, and every single crack the water had created.  After that, we applied  multiple layers of roof coating to ensure the roof was sealed.  Not only did ensure that the roof was fully protected, it also gave it a fantastic finish.  The best part is, this roof won’t need to be replaced for about 10 years.

New Wood Shingle Roof Makes This House Pop in Maricopa

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While this shingle roof replacement was relatively straightforward, the results were far better than anyone anticipated.  When it comes to Maricopa, we only recommend Malarkey Highlander NEX shingles for their resilience, and strength in strong winds and rain.  The customer chose the Antique Brown color, and we were off to the races.

When it comes to shingle roofs in all Arizona cities, a brown color is not necessarily unique.  The depth, however, of these architectural shingles give it a very unique texture and make the roof look more decorative than necessary.  The right color can really take an average house, and turn it into a head-turner.

The last step the customer is taking is to re-paint their side metal roofs into a matching reddish-brown color to complete this stunning look.

This shingle roof replacement in Maricopa could not have come out better, and is now the one to admire in the neighborhood.

Another satisfied customer, and more images to add to our portfolio.  Because Castile Roofing takes pride in every roof we repair and replace!

From an Old 2-Layer Shingle Roof to a New, Shiny Shingle Roof

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From Old to New: Shingle Roofs

This was a very unique job in that the customer had 2-layers of shingles that had been sitting there for near 30 years.  The roof was original with the house, meaning the shingles had decades to sit and bake in the sun.  The demolition alone took our crew days upon days, but we got the job done.

This Casa Grande shingle roof came out looking extremely nice, and the color chosen by the customer really accentuates the rest of the house.  Due to the second layer and the multitude of nails in the roof, 50% of the underlying wood sheathing had to be replaced as well.  Regardless, the solution that our experienced roofing contractors came up with kept this roof within the margins the customer was expecting, and got him a roof that is sure to last another 30 years.

 

Take a look at the photos and see why Castile Roofing is the best for roof replacements in Casa Grande.

 

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Roofing Phoenix

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Roofing Phoenix

Castile Roofing has much and more to offer as a roofing company in the Valley of the Sun. But Phoenix, the heart of the Valley has many homes and businesses that take on the full force of both the heat and harsh city environments. The best solution, therefore, is to get Roofing Phoenix Locals trust; all made possible by Castile Roofing.

Castile Roofing Serves the Phoenix Metropolitan Area

What company worth their salt would claim to serve Phoenix and not be able to cover the area they serve? As such, we make sure we help out as many Phoenix businesses and homes with their roofing needs. This means knowing the layout of homes and businesses throughout the Valley of the Sun; building a lasting relationship of trust and service to the community that we call our home.

The Services of Roofing Phoenix Locals Request

There are many services to Roofing Phoenix customers rely on Castile Roofing to handle. The most common is that of tile roofing repair. This is for all roofs that have tile as their main choice of material. Tile is common in the southwest due to its availability and ease of installation. Next, are our installation, inspection and consultation services. Both provide insight on how to sight issues or provide certification that your roof is in working order or not. Finally, there’s our maintenance services; the nitty and gritty of our work. Here we focus on isolating problems and making the necessary repairs to get your roof back to shape. Call today to get a quote to our services; get started on Roofing Done Right!

How Far Does Castile Roofing Travel?

Castile Roofing is known to go the distance, as they say, to reach customers in need of roofing Phoenix locals trust above the rest. This is not limited to just the City of Phoenix; such services extend to the cities of Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Casa Grande, Glendale, and more. Most businesses can only travel a fraction of where we go; they have limited reach. But to have Roofing Done Right, you have to go where the customers are; where work demands us.

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Castile Roofing Offers Quality Shingle Roofing

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Castile Roofing Offers Quality Shingle Roofing

While not as common as Tile Roofing or Tile Roofing Repair, shingle roofs are present in the Valley of the Sun in some homes dotted throughout the landscape. More commonly found in the homes in the Northern part of the States, this form of roofing has it’s benefits and setbacks. This is not unknown to Castile Roofing, which while known for our quality tile roofing; we also offer quality Shingle Roofing services, such as installation, maintenance, and repairs.

What are Shingle Roofs?

Shingle Roofs are based on the use of small tiles known as shingles. These tiles are made of wood and asphalt. Asphalt shingles are the most used material for shingle roofs. This makes it fairly cheap for roofing installations when traditional tile can become costly. But that also can be a concern in terms of maintenance and repair if not kept up properly.

What Can Castile Roofing Do To Help?

The answer is simple: continue to provide Roofing Done Right! This includes shingle roof installations, shingle roofing repairs and maintenance for homes that need them. This has been the core reason why customers continue to do business with Castile Roofing. They want roofing done RIGHT; we’re here to ensure that.

Is There Any Particular Shingle You Specialize In?

Castile handles many types of roof work; but we are more familiar with asphalt shingles. This is due to how most homes are designed around them. Tiles are the main material of roofing, followed by shingles. This does not mean we are limited to this material, just that our exposure to it is more common than other shingle material.

How Do You Get Into Contact with Castile Roofing?

We offer two forms of contact to get your shingle roofing concerns handled. The first, and possibly fastest mode of contact is via email: info@castileroofing.com. This will get you in touch with our staff and they can provide detailed information you can view at your leisure. The next best option will be calling Castile Roofing at (602) 687-7282. This option does take time; this is because calls are answered in the order of which they are received. Email would be a much better option in response to inquiries and help ensure quality shingle roofing done right! Use the second option only if you are having trouble getting in contact with us via email.

Castile Roofing is the Valley’s most requested roofing company; providing Roofing Done Right with quality service. No matter the season, the place, or the roof, Castile will work to the fullest extent possible to keep the roof above customers’ heads in fine shape. We serve all Valley Cities, such as Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Glendale, Casa Grande, Scottsdale, Avondale, and even as far as Eloy! Quality Shingle Roofing is just a email or call away, so contact Castile Roofing now.

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Trust Roof Repair to Us, the Experts of the Valley: Castile Roofing!

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Trust Roof Repair to Us, the Experts of the Valley: Castile Roofing!

Homeowners dread this, and business owners fear this: roof repair just isn’t something people are willing to concern themselves with. It’s costly to handle so most ignore it at first. Then the problem escalates to where they HAVE to address it, or it becomes far too hazardous to live/work/do business. While most would not let such damage go to this extreme, it’s still a hassle to deal with roof repair. Castile Roofing is more than eager to handle such ‘hassle.’ This makes us the best option for roof repair when you need Roofing Done Right!

Why Deal with Roof Repair?

It’s not enough to just ‘deal’ with roof repair. The roof of the home is just as important as water or electricity. It is the first and last line of defense against the elements of the sun and rain. Neglecting the roof could lead to further damage inside the home; and for those selling their home it will quickly devalue the property itself. It is in the best interest of home and business owners to have these matters handled properly. Castile Roofing is more than capable of this service.

What Types of Roofing Materials do you do for Roof Repair?

One of the most common questions we hear from customers is what type of materials can you handle as a roofing company. While the simple answer is ‘all known roofing materials in the Valley,’ we like to elaborate on roofing materials we specialize:

The roofing materials range from home to home, but the quality of work is universal to all residents of the Valley of the Sun! Having lived in the Valley ourselves, we literally are a part of the homes we serve. That’s how we can work for customers in Mesa, Tempe, Avondale, Glendale, Casa Grande, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and more!

How Do We Contact Castile Roofing?

We have many ways to contact us, and here’s how. First, the best method of contact is email: info@castileroofing.com. Our team will respond quickly and give you insight on scheduling. After this, the next best method is via phone. Though it is best to contact us as soon as possible, as our lines do get busy quickly. This is because residents trust the quality of our work; something we humbly thank them for. So if you need roof repair, consultations, installations or just want to witness Roofing Done Right, Castile Roofing is the best choice.

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