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Tile Re-Roof/Roof Replacement

Tile Re-Roof / Roof Replacement

Tile Roof replacement is not something to take lightly, nor is it a repair that should be delayed. When you sense that your roof is nearing the end of its useful life, call us for a free roof inspection.

Different Tile Roofs - Sacramento Roofing

Replacing A Tile Roof?

A tile roof is a costly upfront investment, especially if you opt for clay tiles rather than concrete ones. However, tiles offer many great benefits including durability, longevity, energy-efficiency, great curb appeal, low maintenance, hurricane grade roof mitigation (with proper installation and maintenance), fire safety, and more.

Traditional (non-metal made) tiles are most commonly available in either concrete or clay, and come in a multitude of shapes, profiles, and colors.

3 Important Things

3 Things To Consider Before Replacing Your Tile Roof

First Consideration

The first factor to assess is the tile itself. Are there any broken tiles and, if so, is it an excessive amount of broken tiles? If more than 50% of the tiles are broken or cracked, then a full replacement would be recommended. To try and repair a tile roof with more than 50% breakage is not cost effective.

Third Consideration

The third factor to consider is the flashing systems and penetration flashings. Flashing systems must be evaluated to determine their remaining service life and if they are found to be in good condition, simply repairing damaged tiles can add many more years of service to the existing tile roof.

Second Consideration

The second factor is the condition of the underlayment system. Older tile roofs typically have some sort organic underlayment such traditional felt paper. The thickness typically ranges from 30lb to 90lb felt paper. Roof tiles are porous and thus, not waterproof so the underlayment system is of vital importance in keeping the roof watertight.

Often times we find that the underlayment system fails, while the tile itself is in good condition and has many years of useful service life remaining. In these cases, we can perform a “lift and re-lay,” where we remove the existing tile, underlayment and flashing system and then install new flashing, underlayment systems and re-install the original roof tiles. The “lift and re-lay” method can save customers money.

Dustin De Coursey

Dustin De Coursey - Customer - Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

Customer

Dustin De Coursey

When we purchased our home two years ago, the roof had not been maintained which eventually resulted in a couple leaks as well as significant amount of moss on the concrete tiles. We knew a flat addon and all the valleys at the very least had to be either replaced, or the very least have major maintenance completed. After going through many bids we fortunately found Alex whom was very professional, respectful and fair on pricing. He worked with us to ensure we knew everything that would be done, how it would be done and with what materials. When they found additional damage we had been unaware of, he gave us options and made us feel confident our roof was in good shape by the time his team completed. Fast forward 6 months, we’ve just had our first bit of rain and everything is holding up well. 

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William Kilgore - Customer - Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

Customer

William Kilgore

I am very pleased with the new roof Alex and his crew installed last week on my house in South Land Park Hills. I received five quotes (more but only five showed up) and I chose Alex Perez Roofing because he was reliable, had great references, is a family business, has been roofing for many years, and his quote was very reasonable.

Alex consistently followed up with me and when they began the work he provided excellent customer service, timely responses to phone calls/texts, and installed my new roof in 4-days which included gutter guards and repairing some holes where I had the wind turbines removed. He installed the ridge vent as I requested and the roof passed the permit process. He even sent me pics of the new roof since I live in San Diego.

Paula Abertolli - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

Customer

Paula Albertolli

Alex came and gave us a quote on Friday and had his crew start the job on the following Monday! They did a Great job, and left everything neat and even hauled away the old gutters. This company cares about its customers and wants to do right by them. Alex is very responsive and informative as well and offered suggestions about future repairs.

 

Mikel Delgado - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

Customer

Mikel Delgado

we were having roof problems, Alex Perez Roofing was quick to respond! After reading all the great reviews and meeting Alex in person, and receiving a reasonable quote, we decided to work with him for our new roof. We love supporting this family business — Alex really cares about his clients and the quality of the work, and he is extremely knowledgeable and communicative. The entire crew from tear-down through install were friendly, hardworking, professional and did a great job with clean up. Alex was available through the entire process! We are very happy with our new roof and gutters and highly recommend APR!!!

Troy M. - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

Customer

Troy M.

From the first time I spoke with Alex, he was professional, real, good guy, and modest. I had a very large tree fall in a storm and land on my roof. It did quite a bit of damage to the roof and our patio cover. He gave me an estimate and when i scheduled the roof repair, he told me it would take 4 days. Alex even took time out of his personal time in the evenings to answer questions and talk. More…

 

Stephanie U. - Customer of Alex Perez Roofing Sacramento

Customer

Stephanie U.

Let me start off by saying the I bought a fixer upper, so I have had A LOT of experience with companies coming to my home to to work for various projects over this past year. Alex Perez’s Roofing is by far the best experience I have had. Hands down. I had Alex and his crew put seamless aluminum gutters on my home and I couldn’t be happier with the process.

Alex is right mix of professional and friendly. More… 

Tile Re-Roofing / Roof Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I look for after replacing a tile roof?

Pay Attention to Minor Details

Check the flashing that protects the roof from water leaks. When roofing, flashing is used. It’s made of aluminum or steel. Confirm if the contractor installed it around the wall intersections around the skylights and chimneys.

Should I stay home during a tile roof replacement?

The truth is, it’s completely up to you if you want to stay home during your roof replacement. Maybe you want to ensure your roof is being properly installed or you want to be there to ask your contractor questions if they come up.

What are common signs I might need a new tile roof?

It’s been 20-25 years since the roof was replaced.

Water is leaking into your home or business.

Shingles are visibly cracked or damaged.

The roof sags.

There’s mold in your home or business.

Moss is growing on the roofing material.

How long does it take roofers to replace a tile roof?

In general, the roof of an average residence (3,000 square feet or less) can be replaced in a day. In extreme cases, it could take three to five days. Depending on the weather, complexity, and accessibility of your home it could even take up to three weeks.

Why Can’t I Just Install My Own Tile Roof?

If your existing roof is installed relatively recently, chances are, you can. There are two factors that can affect this change. One is the slope of the roof; certain materials like slate are ideally installed on steep-sloped roofs. The other is the weight of the new roofing material. Metal is compatible with just about any existing roof structure thanks to its relatively lighter weight, however, tile and slate are much heavier. You should have your roofing contractor check your roof if it can accommodate the added weight.

Can I Just Have the New Tile Roof Installed Over the Old One?

While it is possible to install a new roof over the old one, it is not a good idea in the long run. Materials like shingles are ideally installed as flat as possible, which is something that can’t be done if the old roof is still present. There’s also the weight concern, as the roofing weight is practically doubled. Finally, if the roofing structure or insulation has hidden issues, there will be little chance to get it fixed.

Can I Choose Tile/Slate/Metal Instead of Asphalt Shingles?

We’re sure that there are some homeowners who can install their own roofs, but there are some risks with DIY. For instance, certain roofing systems have specific installation processes that require factory training. Improper installation can result in compromised performance. There’s also the matter of warranty. Installing the roof yourself means you’re on your own if any problem arises from installation errors, whereas you get full warranty coverage on a professionally-installed roof.

What are the signs that my tile roof needs a replacement?

The first sign is the frequency of problems. For instance, if your roof has been leaking and even after repairs it’s repeating then replacement is your go-to option. Other signs include serious damage (e.g. after storms), the age of your roof, missing or torn shingles or loose flashings.