Tucson Roof Gurus works on all kinds of residential and commercial roofs, including
While we work on all kinds of roofs throughout southern AZ, tile roofs are by far the material we work with the most. There’s good reason why tile is so popular in and around Tucson, and if you have it on your home, you made a wise choice.
While tile can be more expensive than other options when you’re buying materials, in the long run, it’s an excellent choice for the kind of weather we have here in the Old Pueblo.
Spanish tiles look like rows on undulating waves with wide water courses between the tiles. They are most often found in places like Tucson where, while rain may be infrequent, it’s often heavy. Our monsoons can make quick work of lesser materials as they saturate dried and porous materials. Clay, terracotta, and concrete tiles however, can weather these infrequent but intense assaults quite handily.
As far as costs go for roofing materials, generally speaking asphalt shingles which are the most common roof type in the U.S., are the cheapest to replace. Next would be wooden and metal shingles, which are middle of the road. Clay, concrete and slate tiles are where expenses go up for repair. When repaired, those materials are the most durable and so lifespan will be longer.
If you use a quality underlayment, and keep your roof clean from pests, debris and tree limbs, your roof could very well last 40 or 50 years or more before it needs to be replaced
The roofing industry gets people working in it that come and go all the time. When you work with Tucson Roof Gurus, you have a crew of workers who have not only worked in the industry for many years, they’ve worked together. Like so many things, having a good team is infinitely better than a bunch of individuals that don’t know what the other is doing.
Because we know there are a lot of DIY'ers out there, and because we get asked this question a lot, we will include a bit of information here, but with some "food for thought" to follow...
If a tile roof leaks, the problem is almost always with the membrane beneath the tile. In order to repair this, you’ll first have to find the area that is leaking. you’ll need to take-up the tile around the leak, patch the leak with roofing cement, and replace the tiles.
If a roof tile is cracked or broken it probably can't be repaired so you’ll need to replace the tile.
Climbing on a pitched roof where a fall could be disastrous… walking carefully and delicately on the tiles to make sure you don’t break any others in your quest to fix what you know is broken, and without necessarily having the keen, professional eye to see what else might be wrong with your roof… Ask yourself if it’s worth trying to save a few bucks.
The alternative is to call in the true professionals who do this every day so they can get it done right for you, the first time. Call Tucson Roof Gurus!