Scottsdale Tile Roof Repair Contractors
New Tile Roofs
Are you building a new home, or do you need to install a new roof on your current home or property? Make your first call to Mikku and Sons Roofing. We’re one of Phoenix’s top roof installation experts, and we’ve been placing new tile roofs on Phoenix area homes for almost 20 years.
Tile is very durable and resistant to the harsh weather. Phoenix sees intense amounts of sun, along with wind and rain during the monsoon season, and tile is built to protect your roof from all of it. Tile roofs also last a long time. With a little maintenance and care, a tile roof can easily last 40 years or more. You might have to replace a shingle roof two or three times in that same span of time.
Phoenix communities have a diversity of tile types and colors, and many homeowners love tile because it allows them to accent their home and make it unique. Finally, as an extra feature, tile is very fire resistant, which can mean lower rates on your homeowners insurance.
Phoenix Tile Roof Repair Companies
Tile Roofing Materials & Styles of Tile Roofs
Concrete tiles very popular in Phoenix. While tile roofing is basically intended to keep out rain water, it lends itself perfectly for a house’s curb appeal, insulation and long-term affordability as well.
Throughout our 15-years as roofing experts in Phoenix we’ve helped a lot of homeowners install unique and impressive tile roofs on their homes. We’d like tohelp you, too, and we know you’ll appreciate the many benefits of extremely durable and attractive tile roofing, which usually needs less repairs than other types of roof.
These are the various types of tile roof:
- 1. Clay
- 2. Concrete
- 3. Spanish Style
There is a wide variety of tile in many styles, finishes, and colors.
Clay tile is prepared by baking clay and molding it. Its density is determined by the time and temperature that its heated. Tiles may be glazed and also may have surface treatments applied to them. There are different installation methods determined based on the type of tile being installed – whether its two piece, one piece, interlocking or flat.
Clay tile usually has a traditional "S" or "Spanish" style but it is made in several other patterns as well. Tile is a very resilient material and can withstand the harshest elements such as hail, wind, and fire.
The one drawback to tile is its weight; tile roofs are typically very heavy and require certain structural elements for the frame and decking of the roof. However, many manufacturers are offering light-weight tile options, which can reduce the need for additional structural fortifications. The tiles themselves have a great life expectancy, lasting up to 40 or 50 years. Tile roofs also usually carry longer warranties than other styles of roof.
Sand-cast tile is very distinctive tile made from natural materials, mostly clay and sand. Its most attractive quality is the color variances that vary from batch to batch. Sand-cast tiles can be machine made or handmade. The look is more rustic and goes well with many architectural styles, especially Southwestern and Mediterranean style homes. The only bad thing with a sand-cast roof is that you can’t walk on it because of the more brittle structure of the tiles, making them break easily with when excessive weight is placed on them.
Concrete tile is made with cement, sand, and water, then set in molds under high pressure. Color is added to the outer surface of the tiles, or manufactured throughout, which is called color through. Special textures can be added in surface treatments, and in addition, each tile type might have separate field, ridge, hip, gable and terminal tiles that are different shapes and sizes, making for more architectural diversity.
Concrete tile has essentially all of the benefits of clay tile, plus being available in an even greater number of styles including traditional clay, slate, and even tile that look like wood or metal. Its ideal for homeowner associations that have appearance codes because it has such a wide range of varying options.
If you need a professional, quality roofing specialist, give Mikku and Sons Roofing a call at 623-465-1068 and let us give you a free estimate on your roofing project.