Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Do the Tile Roofs Last For?

Most tile roofs last for up to 50 years. With proper maintenance, this can increase up to 100 years.

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Do You Need to Nail Every Roof Tile?

No. Only tiles in the two rows, up the verges, and along the rows of the ridge should be nailed. Beyond that, every fifth tile horizontally and third tile (as one moves up the roof) should be nailed.

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What Are the Different Types of Roof Tiles?

Some popular options include:

  • Concrete roof tiles
  • Interlocking roof tiles
  • Plain roof tiles
  • Low pitched roof tiles
  • Clay roof tiles
  • Pantiles, and
  • Double Roman style roof tiles
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Can Tile Roofs be Repaired?

Yes. Whether you have cracked or broken tiles or are pinned down by a leaking roof, we can help. Our experts will get to the root cause of the problem. Once they get answers to all their questions, our experts will come up with a sustainable solution to the problem.

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Do Tile Roofs Burn?

A major advantage of using tile roof is that it is 100 percent fire resistant. Tile roofs also offer superior protection against the elements. They are easy to maintain, and withstand harsh weather better than many other roofing options.

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How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Broken Tile Roof?

Between $450-$8,000. The actual cost will depend on the type and extent of damage, the age of your roofing system, existing water damage (if any), and roofing repair permits.

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Tile Roof?

Expect to spend between $1,400 and $1,600 per square foot. The actual cost will depend on a number of factors such as your roof size, roof access, permits, and additional work (if any).

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Does a Tile Roof Add Value to Your Home?

Yes. Tile roofs are designed to improve the aesthetic appeal of homes. It is estimated that homeowners with a tile roof recover around 68 percent of the installation cost through enhanced home value. A concrete tile roof offers superior protection against the elements, and permits the reflection of sunlight. Many tile roofs offer freeze thaw protection, are hail resistant, and can withstand strong winds. These benefits associated with tile roofs increase the value of the home.

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Do Tile Roofs Need Maintenance?

Tile roofs, like other roofing systems, require regular roof inspection and maintenance. To get the most out of your roofing system, get it inspected by an experienced roofer at least once every year.

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Are Tile Roofs Expensive?

Tile roofs are affordable than many other roofing options. The amount that you will spend will depend on your choice of material. Concrete and clay are two affordable options. Concrete tile roofs cost less than many other popular options including slate. Clay roof tiles cost a little more than concrete roof tiles. It is worth mentioning here that both clay and concrete outlast many other roofing materials, and can withstand extreme weather conditions.

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How Often do Tile Roofs Need to be Cleaned?

Old tiles should be cleaned every 2-3 years. New tiles require less frequent cleaning (usually every five years). However, if you live in a harsh environment you may need to get your roofing system cleaned every year or every other year.

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How Much Should a New Roof Cost?

On an average, homeowners spend between $4,707 and $10,460 on a new roof. The actual cost depends on a number of factors such as the roof size, type of materials used, roof pitch/slope, roof access, and the type of roof warranty.

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Does Insurance Pay for a New Roof?

A traditional all-perils homeowners insurance covers the cost of replacing a roof, only if the roof was damaged by reasons that are beyond the control of humans, such as an act of nature.

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What Are the Signs of a Bad Roof?

  • Missing/loose shingles
  • Exposed or loose nail heads
  • The roof has several dirty areas
  • Sagging
  • Water damage inside home or attic
  • Missing/damaged flashing
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Can You Claim a Leaking Roof on Insurance?

Yes. A typical homeowners insurance policy covers roof leaks, unless the reason of damage is not excluded by the policy.

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Which is Better: Clay or Concrete Roof Tiles?

Both clay and concrete offer a number of benefits over traditional options. Concrete is more affordable than clay and can be a better option if you are on a shoestring budget. However, if you seek superior durability and aesthetics and can spend more, stick to clay.

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Do Tile Roofs Keep a House Cooler?

The unique shape, thermal mass, and breathable structure of clay tiles can help keep a house cooler than many other traditional roofing materials.

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Do Roofers Work in the Winters?

Yes. A reputable roofer works round the year. In fact, some roofers prefer cold conditions as they do not have to worry about the sun making their life difficult.

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What is the Best Time of the Year to Replace a Roof?

There are certain advantages and disadvantages of replacing a roof in every season. The roofing industry, however, is the busiest in the fall. There are various advantages of doing roofing work in fall. There is no snow. The weather is not too hot or cold. Additionally, roofing work in autumn prepares your roof for winter.

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Do Clay Roof Tiles Come with a Warranty?

Yes. Many manufacturers offer warranties of up to 50 years and more.

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How Do You Estimate Roofing?

When writing an estimate, we follow these steps:

  • We first calculate the home area, and divide it by 100
  • Next, we measure the roof pitch
  • The next step involves calculating the final square amount
  • In the next step, we calculate materials, labor, and overhead expenses

We are one of the most reputed and reliable tile roof companies in San Ramon. We are California licensed (#966925) and fully insured with Workers’ Compensation. Get in touch with our expert roofing professionals at Roof Tile Custom Specialists, Inc. at (925) 634-8700, and book a consultation with us to discuss your roofing problems.

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