Tile Roofing in Phoenix, AZ
Concrete tiles are a very popular roofing style in Phoenix. While tile roofing is basically intended to keep out rainwater, it lends itself perfectly for a house’s beautification, insulation and affordability as well.
Throughout our 35+ year career as a roofing company in Phoenix, we have helped a lot of homeowners create a unique and impressive tiled roof for their homes. We’d like to do the same for you, and we’re positive you will appreciate the facts and features of the extremely durable tile roofing, which limits the need for repairs.
Phoenix Tile Roofing Materials & Tile Roof Styles
You can choose from various kinds of tiles for your roof. These include:
- Spanish Style
- Composite Tiles
You can mix and match different materials with styles to create the look that works best for you.
Concrete tiles stand out as the most popular roofing option. Clay tiles are comprised of sand, cement, and water. From a reduced need for roof repair to cost-effectiveness, a lot of qualities make cement tile roofing a favorite among homeowners in Phoenix.
Modern, Lightweight Cement Tile Roofs in Phoenix, AZ
Traditionally, cement roof tiles have been quite heavy. So much so that they often warranted further structural support. However, modern tiles are much lighter, without losing any of their legendary durability. This also translates into lower construction costs as these lightweight roofing tiles don’t need additional support.
Most types of roofing have a lifespan between 10 and 15 years, but cement tile roofs can beautifully protect your home for a lifetime. The lifespan of a cement tile roof is between 50 and 60 years. Once you know what roof style you want for the rest of your life, you can count on a cement tile roof to last that long, even beyond that.
Highly Customizable Tile Roofing in Phoenix
With tile roofs, you can create and play around with a wide range of colors, designs and finishes. You can discuss roofing styles with your family, friends, and most importantly, with us. At Jim Brown and Sons Roofing we’re proud of being more than just the ‘people who put up your roof’. We provide our professional opinion on all aspects of your
roofing project, including color and finish recommendations. Tile roofs, if chosen and installed properly, are immediately noticeable – in a great way.
Minimal Tile Roof Repairs from the Arizona Elements
Whatever type of material your tiled roof is made of, it will have a comforting fire-proof quality. So if you have any qualms about how this beautiful roof fares against fiery hazards, rest assured that we help you make the most of this fire-proof roofing. Moreover, tiled roofing also provides excellent protection from harsh weather conditions involving strong winds and storms.
Efficient Insulation = Lower Energy Costs
Specially glazed tiles on your roof do a remarkable job of deflecting the hot sun. This reduces the pressure on your HVAC, lowering your bills. These efficient tiles work a double shift, as at night time they use the stored heat from within them to keep you warm.
Phoenix Tile Roofing Worth Every Penny
While a certain combination of tiled roofing material and design may leave your wallet a little lighter compared to other roof types, it’s worth it. With little maintenance required, excellent weather & hazard resistance, and outstanding durability, tile roofing will save you considerable time, money, and hassle over its long, long life. And to make things better, you have Jim Brown and Sons Roofing’s first-rate roofing services to get the best value for money. Tile roof repair and replacements will be rare but will be handled swiftly and efficiently.
Perfect for the Southwestern Culture
Cement tile roofing complements Phoenix’s southwestern culture perfectly. You can have a roof that is unique without standing out like a sore thumb. We will go over the material, color, and style of the roofing with you, ensuring the best roofing solution in terms of cost, function, and curb appeal.
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PHOENIX TILE ROOFING FAQs
What is tile roofing made of?
A tile roof system is made up of several components. Most importantly is the underlayment. The underlayment is the barrier between your roof deck and the tile. Battens get placed over the underlayment and elevate the tile allowing for air flow. Air flow is important to keep the underlayment from drying out and aging prematurely. Tile gets placed on top of the battens and complete the system. There are also accessories such as flashings, drip edge, bird stop, & eave riser depending on your roof and tile profile.
How often do tile roofs need to be replaced?
On average, every 20 years. Debris, weatherization and critters will all play a big part on how long your roof lasts. You do not need to replace the tile, only the underlayment. Some tile companies have gone out of business so you can no longer purchase replacement tiles. We can talk to you about options. Either hiding new tile in an area that cannot be seen or purchasing new tile for one section of the roof so you do not have to pay for all brand new tile if it isn’t necessary.
How long is a tile roof supposed to last?
If the tile roof has two layers of underlayment, then it was made to last at least 20 years and could last as long as 40.
Do tile roofs need maintenance?
They need debris removed from the roof, to replace broken tiles and resecure slipped tile.
How much does it cost to replace a tile roof?
Average roof costs $10,000.
Are tile roofs expensive?
No, they are very comparable to other products such as a shingle roofs and much cheaper than a metal roof.
What styles of tile roofing are there?
Manufacturers have created tiles that will provide you multiple styles. You can get tiles that look like wood shakes, slate tiles, clay tile, and in multiple profiles such as flat, S tile, or W tile.
Is the tile too heavy for my house?
Your house must be built to hold the load. If your house originally had shingles, then more than likely it wasn’t built to hold the load. You can get an engineering report to tell you if it will hold the weight or what you need to do to allow for the weight. If you put tile on a roof that isn’t built to hold the weight, your roof will sag and look like an ocean wave.
Why should I choose a tile roof over other roofing products?
Tile roofs provide a longer life than shingles and less maintenance than both shingle and foam and coatings. Tile also provides better protection from weather events such as hail and strong winds.
Can I walk on my tile roof?
It is not recommended to walk on concrete tile roofs unless you know where to walk. Walking on concrete tile roofs is what causes the tiles to break unless you know where to walk. If you have a clay tile roof or a sandcast tile roof you should not try to walk on it at all.
Are tile roofs difficult to get installed?
They are more difficult than shingle roofs. They are heaver, require proper spacing between rows, and also you need a tile saw to cut the detail pieces.
Are tile roofs fire safe?
Tile roofs are fire resistant.
How well does tile roofing stand up against weather and other natural occurring events?
Concrete roof tile stands up much better to strong winds and hail compared to other roofing systems like shingles. Also concrete roof tiles do no become brittle in the sun like shingles do. The Phoenix sun might fade the color over time but it does not age the product. In fact, the concrete tile creates a great protectant of the underlayment that will dry out over time if exposed to the Phoenix sun.
Are tile roofs energy efficient?
Tile roofs do not have an Energy Star rating but you can create a more energy efficient system with elevated battens and vented bird stops.
What other benefits should I know about tile roofing?
Tile roofs cost a little more upfront compared to shingles but provide better protection from hail and strong winds. You should never allow a bird to nest or leave bird droppings on your roof. However, tile will hold up better to the acid in bird poop than shingles will.