How Can You Get the Full Lifespan From Your Tile Roof?

In the second part of Phoenix homeowner hacks, we're discussing how to maximize the life of your tile roof. It all comes down to yearly maintenance.

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Thanks for joining us for part two of our series of Phoenix homeowner hacks. If you missed part one, you can see it here.

Today, we'll discuss the question of how to maximize the lifetime of your tile roof. For a reputable answer, I turned to Brian Howard of VHB Roofing here in Chandler because he's done some great work for our clients.

Brian says the reason we have so many tile roofs in Phoenix is because they are durable, have a long lifetime, are fire-resistant, and they look great. In order to make sure you get the maximum lifetime out of your roof, though, you want to be sure to perform annual maintenance.

Have a qualified roofer take a look at your home, get rid of debris on the roof, repair any cracked or slipped tiles, seal any flashing where it's necessary, and check to see how the underlayment looks and whether it needs repair. The tiles themselves can last anywhere from 50 to 100 years, and depending on how the roof was installed, the roof can last anywhere from 15 to 25 years.
Annual maintenance is the best way to maximize your tile roof's lifetime.
When the time comes to replace the roof, they will actually remove the tiles, repair the underlayment, and then reuse the tiles on the roof. So how do you know when it's time to fix the roof? Most homeowners make the mistake of waiting until they have a leak. If you do your annual maintenance, you can anticipate the end of the roof's life. That way, you can get the roof replaced before you have that additional leak damage and the cost that comes with it.

When choosing a contractor to repair your tile roof, check with the Registrar of Contractors to see how long they've been in business and whether there are any complaints against them. You should also look for online reviews and ask the contractor for referrals from their previous clients. Ask who will actually do the work on the roof and whether they've worked together for a long time. Have they worked for this contractor for a long time? Have they worked on projects similar to your home?

If you have more specific questions for Brian, reach out to him at VHB Roofing on Facebook or call 602-793-6080.

If you have questions for me about buying or selling a home in Chandler, don't hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I'd be happy to help! Stay tuned for more Phoenix homeowner hacks!

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