What is Tile Roofing R&R?
A new tile roof can cost a lot of money. If you need a new roof, tile roofing can be a great investment. Tile is durable, and it withstands a lot of the damage that the Phoenix summer can throw at it, such as the intense rays of the sun and the high winds and hail of the monsoon season. But if you don’t actually need a new roof, getting one is a lot of money you don’t have to spend.
Why would you get a new roof if you don’t need one? The thought may seem ludicrous, but many times, a tile roof is replaced when it may not actually need to be. Instead, the property might benefit from simple tile R&R.
Removal and Replacement
Sometimes, roofing problems are not caused by a failure of the materials on the top, such as tile or shingle. Sometimes, they are caused by the materials that you can’t even see, such as the underlayment.
The Phoenix Arizona summers are brutally hot, and the intense rays of the sun can break down the glue and underlayment on your roof over time. That can create small openings that allow water to penetrate. Even small amounts of water can cause extensive damage over time, such as rotting the plywood decking, rotting the joists, causing water damage to your ceiling and walls, and allowing mold to spread.
Those small openings can become bigger over time, and that can allow extensive damage to take place. Your tile may still be in perfect condition, or there may only be a broken tile or two. Yet the extensive damage might convince an inexperienced roofer that you need an entirely new roof.
Instead, you can invest in an Arizona tile roof R&R, which stands for removal and replacement. An experienced Phoenix tile roofing contractor can remove all of the tile carefully and set it to the side while the underlayment or other underlying roofing materials are repaired or replaced. The decking, joists and other wood can be replaced, as well, if the damage has spread that far.
Once the underlying problems are corrected, the same tile that was on your roof before can be put back in place. If any tiles were found to be damaged, they can be replaced individually.
Benefits of Tile R&R
There are many reasons why you might opt for tile R&R instead of all-new tile roofing – the most important of which is that you don’t really need it.
One of the biggest benefits of choosing removal and replacement is that you will save a lot of money. Getting a new roof will cost thousands of dollars, but removal and replacement will cost only a fraction of that.
The removal and replacement process will also save you a lot of money on repairs by making your roof healthier. You will minimize the risk of leaks and other damage to your property thanks to failing roofing materials. Your roof will have a longer life span, which means that you won’t have to replace your roof as quickly.
With stronger underlayment and other roofing materials, your property will be more energy-efficient, which will save you money on heating and cooling costs over time. You’ll also enjoy a more comfortable and consistent internal environment in your home or business.
Finally, tile removal and replacement is a better choice for the environment. You cut back on the use of new materials that would be required for complete roof replacement, and you reduce your property’s energy consumption. You become a better global citizen by making this choice, and you make your property more eco-friendly in the process.
If you think that your property might be a candidate for tile R&R, call Canyon State Roofing in Arizona for an evaluation and estimate. We’ll send an experienced roofer to your property to evaluate the condition of your tile roofing and determine the source of the problem. We’ll then let you know if you need simple repairs or if you need to consider removal and replacement. If you need new tile roofing, we can also talk with you about some of the options to ensure that you find the right material to meet your goals and stay on budget. Call us today to learn more.
4809 E. Thistle Landing, #100
Phoenix, AZ 85044
Office: (602) 400-1635
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