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Phoenix Tile Roofing Systems & Repair
Roofing tiles can be clay fired at a high temperature or fabricated from cement concrete. Some of the lighter types use fibers (e.g., cellulose) added for strength. The color of a tile may be dispersed throughout, or it may be applied in the form of a coating. Perhaps the most venerable type of roof tile is the Spanish style red barrel tile made from fired clay.
This roof system is made up of a layer or multiple layers of underlayment; felt or moisture barriers. In high wind areas like eastern Texas a self-adhered base (peel and stick) is used. Batons (which are strips of wood) are used for concrete tiles. These are fastened to the deck and the tiles are fastened to the batons.
Tile Roof Systems For Phoenix
Advantages: One of the largest advantages is fire safety, as they are non-combustible, and their durabil-ity. Tiles have enhanced air circulation com-pared to other roofing types because ambient air can circulate below as well as above the tile. Tile roofs can be one of the most attractive pitched roofs out there, ask you contractor about the many options.. Even when repair-ing.
Disadvantages: The underlayment is the real source of your protection. If not installed properly especially the counter flashing, roof penetrations or valley areas this can cause serious leak issues. Tile roofs have increased weight load factor on the truss system and require additional engineering compared to standard shingles. Tile roof systems are more expensive com-pared with low-cost asphalt shingle roofs.
Additonal Issues: After the real estate boom most of the Valleys tile bone-yards have been picked over. Locating tiles to match exsiting tiles can be a challenge if not impossible. Only two concrete tile manufactures are left, Eagle and Boral (formaly Monier). Something most property owners most be aware of when planning a tile removale and reinstall. Ask you roofing contractor if getting your particular tile is going to be an issue. Contact Phoenix roofing experts - The Roof Medics!
ASK YOUR ROOF CONTRACTOR ABOUT: The Energy Saving Elevated Batten System and Tru-Flow Battens are also energy efficient products providing ventilation to keep the Phoenix area roof cooler in summer and warmer in winter. A must for see for anyone that is thinking about or has a concrete tile roof system.
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