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Things To Consider When Undergoing Tile Roof Repair and Replacement

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The roof comprises the most essential part of a structure. There are various kinds of roofs according to the geographical or climate conditions of a place. The roof forms an essential part of your home. It not only secures the home against bad weather, but it also adds to the beauty and style of your home. Tile roofing is preferred by many people as tiles are accessible in various textures and colors and easy to repair and replace.

Tile roof replacement or tile roof repair could be done easily. It doesn’t matter if you have a sloping or flat roof. Its material could be concrete cement or ceramic. They are really clay that is fired at an extremely high temperature. Most of the time, cement concreted is added to make a light or heavy type of tile roofing.

When it comes to tile roofing replacement and repair, there are lots of things to consider. All these play an essential role in getting the task done fast and appropriately.


Roof tile is the first and primary thing to consider when undergoing repair or replacement job. Check if there any whacked or cracked tiles. If so, know how serious the damage is. If over half of the tiles are cracked or broken, replacement will be suggested. Trying to repair a tile which is over 50 percent damaged is not cost-efficient.

Check the Underlayment Structure

Checking the condition of your tile roof underlayment structure is also another factor to consider. Old tile roofing normally has some type of organic underlayment like typical felt paper. The width usually ranges from 30 pounds to 90 pounds felt paper. Roof tile is permeable and not resistant to water, so the underlayment structure is a vital part in keeping it watertight.

Most of the time, the underlayment structure fails, though the tile roof itself is in the right form and has lots of years of valuable service ahead. In this case, we can do a lift and relay method wherein we get rid of the current tile and the flashing and underlayment structure, then set up a new underlayment, flashing structure and re-setup the original roof tile. This method could help you save a lot of money.

Penetration and Flashing Structures

Flashing structures should be checked to know their outstanding service life. It is also essential to know if they are in the right condition. Just repairing worn out tiles could add years of service to your current tile roof.

In spite of the tricky nature of finishing a roof tile repair and replacement job, this specific material could provide durable and long lasting security for your home. A tile carries a much higher value for insulating living spaces compared to metal and shingle materials.

If you are looking for a roof consultant in the Phoenix area, please call us at 480-265-1613 or complete our consultation form.

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