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Tile Roofs vs Composition Shingle Roofs

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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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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Scottsdale Roofing Done Right by Castile!

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Scottsdale Roofing

The City of Scottsdale has many types of homes and buildings that dot the city’s landscape. From simple and classic homes to modern and contemporary office buildings, Scottsdale has it all. This also gives rise to potential and unique roofing concerns. Scottsdale roofing issues are vital to resolve for residents of the area; and in a timely manner. That’s where Castile Roofing comes in, with quality service to showcase Scottsdale Roofing Done Right!

Scottsdale Roofing Issues Know No Season

While the Valley of the Sun may have two seasons (Summer and ‘Everything Else’), in truth a roofing problem is not beholden to one specific time of the year. While more noticeable damage is shown during the monsoon season, that’s not to say that debris or ‘unwanted guests’ atop the roof won’t show up at any other time. Just like the maintenance INSIDE the home, it is equally important to take care of the outside, and this includes the roof. Our staff will quickly arrive to deal with this aspect. Our crew will handle the challenge presented to them, showing Scottsdale Roofing Done Right!

How Do We Get the Process Started?

To contact Castile Roofing, you can use our contact page, linked here. You can also contact us via phone at 602-687-7282 or 480-418-8317. Once contacted, we will schedule a visit based on your time. Finally, once on site, we will handle the situation as Castile Roofing can: Showing Roofing Done Right in a professional manner.

What Does Castile Roofing Offer?

Our services come in a variety of sorts, from basic inspections and consultations to full roof installations. Castile Roofing has also professional that have lived as roofers for the Valley; some as early as twelve years old! While the focus is on Scottsdale, we offer this same level of quality for all Valley Cities. If you live in Mesa, Tempe, Phoenix, Chandler, Avondale, Glendale and beyond, we’re here to offer our services as the Valley’s premier roofing company. Call us today!

Sharing the Sheridon – One of Castile Roofing’s Finest Works!

By Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Roofing, Scottsdale, Sun City/Sun City West, Tempe, Valley Cities

Sheridan Showcase for Castile Roofing

While we view all of our efforts to satisfy our customers as our finest works, one particular location (what we call ‘The Sheridan’) is one of our ‘masterworks.’ Even our lead roofer, who actually let his team do this work themselves WITHOUT his direct supervision, felt this as the exemplary standard of ‘Roofing Done Right!’ That alone goes a long way as a roofing company. It is also the reason we are a trusted roofing company. Here are a few pictures we like to offer:

The Sheridan Has New Vents!

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We first showcase the new ventilation covers recently installed onto the roof and sealing properly around the tiles. This will not only help in the removal of excess heat, but also help cut down Air Conditioning costs. This is a BIG plus to have as a homeonwer in the Valley of the Sun.

Additional Sealing Work on the Roof

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From these photos, you can can see the completion of necessary sealant on ventilation and exhaust pipes on the roof. The first picture showcases the main duct for the air conditioner; followed by the water exhaust from the same machine to that picture’s right. The next two photos further showcase the usage of sealant from different and closer angles. Finally, we have the cleanup and finish of the project itself.

The Final Cleanup and Finish

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The final touches showcase the love and care taken into this masterwork. From the newly minted vent systems to the articulate use of sealant to the overall cleanup and disposal, our roofers earned their pay on this one. Rarely, roofing is seen as a work of art, but today, this art was on display for the neighborhood of this customer to see! If you would like your roof to be the next masterwork, do not hesitate to contact Castile Roofing today! We cover all the major cities in the Valley of the Sun: Casa Grande, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City (and SC West), Tempe, and more.

Roofing Done Right in the Summertime!

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Summer has once again returned to the Valley of the Sun.

Roofing Done Right in the Arizona Summertime!Back again are the days of bluer skies, spare drops of summer rain that can be squalls later in the months to come, and the blistering heat we’ve come to love or hate. It’s also important to know that it’s a critical time for homeowners and business owners alike for roofing done right!

Why is it so important in the Summertime?

Through these crucial months, the summer heat can be brutal on a roof, weakening the roof as it has the most exposure to the hot sun. Read More