Here in Phoenix, concrete tile and clay tile roofs are very common; most new housing developments throughout the last 25 years have tile roofs. Most of the problems we see and deal with involve the older homes although on occasion the newer homes with tile installations can and do leak. It is crucial that the installation of any roof system… but more so on a tile roof system, is done just right. Failure to do so could cause potential and future leaks.
Not all roofs are created equal
Pros and Cons of a Tile Roof
Tile roofing is one of the oldest types of roofing that contains a modern look. You may be uncertain about which type of roofing you are looking for but rest assured, we will put your uncertainties to rest based on our knowledge and experience on roofing.
Durability - Due to its structural integrity, tile roofs can last up to 50 years, if not more. It can withstand wind, fire, and hail damages.
Air Circulation - Tile roofs can help circulate the air in your home better than other roofing materials. This way, it'll keep your temperatures indoor at a more reasonable level to your liking!
Aesthetics and Customization - Tiles can be customized to your preferred patterns and be chosen from assorted colors. Be mindful though, as colors are limited to its detoriation.
The upfront cost is a lot more than other materials and may take longer to install. Repair costs are higher whenever a tile gets cracked or damaged.
While durable, tiles can be brittle and may break upon impact of fallen branches or being walked on.
Here are some tile roofs we have installed over the years.
Hail and Wind
Sample Tile Damage
This roof on the left you can see that the tiles are cracked and chipped away. This is caused by either objects being flung at the tiles or people walking across the roof. However sturdy they may be, tiles can be susceptible to being brittle.
The roof on the right is what's known as a dead valley. This is where the roof is not steep enough and that water has no where else to travel but to stay in that valley. Overtime, this will wittle away the tiles and cause leak damage.
Tile Leak Repair Process
Remove ridge tiles
Underlayment is failing
Remove old battens
Install new underlayment
Tie in to old underlayment
Tie in to chimney flashing
Attach on edge
Install new battens
Start installing tiles
Row by row
Bottom to Top
Install the ridge vent
Ridge tiles and done
"I just had my roof repaired about 2 weeks ago. The people at Gryphon roofing have been outstanding, from the friendliness of the people at the main office, the professionalism of the inspector and thoroughness of the roofers themselves. I am very pleased that I contacted Gryphon to repair my roof and would recommend them to anyone that asks."
Reviewed on Angie's List
"Used them to perform an inspection on the roof of a home I am interested in buying. Came out next day, punctual, gave me an honest report and had a written estimate to me by that evening. Ryan was great. Have not had them perform work yet would not hesitate to use them."
Reviewed on Google
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