Roofs in Arizona have a unique need: to be able to withstand the searing heat and monsoon season storms. Thus, they must be durable and at least somewhat heatproof. In this blog, we’ll walk you through the types of roofs in Arizona, and the pros and cons of each one.
Types of Roofs in Arizona
Shingle Roofing: Shingle roofing is one of the most common types of roofing in Arizona, and in the U.S. overall – just drive by almost any residential neighborhood and you’ll see it by the dozens. And it’s for a good reason. There are two common kinds of shingle roofing; asphalt and organic. Both are inexpensive, require minimal maintenance costs, and can tolerate almost any kind of weather common in Arizona. Shingle roofing isn’t the most durable kind, but it should last you a good 20-25 years before it needs replacing.
Tile Roofing: Another incredibly common type of roof in Arizona is tile roofing. As with shingles, there are different kinds, all with their own benefits: concrete tiles, which are the cheapest of the bunch; clay tiles, which have a beautiful and classically-Southwestern look; and slate tiles, which are very durable and long-lasting, able to go up to 150 years in some cases without needing to be replaced. Tile roofs are more expensive than many other kinds, but they have numerous benefits: They’re fireproof, hold up great in extreme heat, are less susceptible to water damage, they’re long-lasting, and they provide your home with a gorgeous aesthetic.
Foam Roofing: Polyurethane foam is a kind of foam that is sprayed on an existing surface to create a seamless and solid roof that’s well-insulated and will keep your home leak-proof and the right temperature. Foam roofing is best for flat roofs, another common and classic look in Arizona, as well as uniquely shaped buildings and homes. If proper maintenance is performed, which includes a new coating every 7 – 10 years to fight UV damage, a foam roof may last a lifetime.
Metal Roofing: Metal roofing isn’t the most common in Arizona, but it’s been gaining popularity over the last few years for its many benefits. Metal roofing can withstand nearly every kind of weather, including rough dust storms that may damage other types of roofing, and it can be made of recycled materials, making it eco-friendly. Not only that, but what’s known as “cool metal roofing” can reduce your energy costs over time – and metal roofs can blend in just as nicely as other materials on residential homes. It’s a more costly investment, but still a great choice for Arizona houses.
As you can see, there are a multitude of good choices for roofing here in the hot, dry climate of Arizona. Which one is best for you can be a difficult decision to make. Thankfully, Roofstar Arizona is here to help every step of the way. Call us at (480)-426-1915 or email us through our website to learn more about different kinds of roofing materials or to get started on the roofing, re-roofing, or roof repair process.
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I have a new roof today thanks to Roofstar. From the estimate with Chris with understanding the process. Able to talk to all top brass with the care and interest in sharing the process through the team that showed up and did The work. Always willing to answer my questions I am thrilled with the results. Thanks Jeff, Jose, Juan, and Chris. I would highly recommend your team. Your onsite workers were fabulous. Make it a great day.
Will refer your team and you…..you all fully understand and work for Total Customer Satisfaction…..hope sign generates a new client or two. Take care.
Fountain Hills, AZ
The estimator, James, was very pleasant, thorough, and did a great job of explaining what was needed to repair our roof. We thought that the quoted cost was reasonable and decided to go with Roofstar. We are happy that we did. Juan Diaz and his crew did an outstanding job with the repair and cleanup. Everything was accomplished per the quote and at the quoted price. Very happy and will recommend Roofstar to any neighbors needing roof work.
Jeff found problems we knew were wrong with our roof that other Roofers who inspected & gave proposals missed. He was very straight forward, honest & always making sure our questions were answered. He & his crew showed us materials being used & explained everything! He got on the roof during the work to make sure things were going right. His crew are outstanding, respectful, honest and very clean. Couldn’t be more satisfied!! He came highly recommended & we can see why! Thank you Jeff, Juan and Crew for all your hard work. They care & take pride in their work & customers!
Ron & MJ P.
If you are looking for honesty and integrity, look no further. I just had Roofstar repair my roof and they did a great job. We had another company re-do our roof 6 years ago and we were not expecting to have issues. I had a few roofing companies come out and give us estimates on fixing what the other company did wrong. All of the other companies said we had to re-do our whole roof, quoting around $12,000. Roofstar was recommended by my brother who is an insurance agent. He said he has used Roofstar for the past 15 years and said Jeff the owner was the nicest and most honest person he has worked with. He recommends all of his clients to Roofstar.
Bill came out and looked at the roof and said we had a unique issue with the roof. He said he didn’t want to miss quote us and wanted to talk to Jeff (the owner) to get his opinion. The quote came in, but I had a question on how something was going to be fixed. Jeff (the owner) came out to my house and spent at least an hour looking at what need to be done. Tell me, what other company’s owner would come out personally and look at a roof??? Especially in the hot Arizona summer??? Not only did Jeff come out, he figured out that we only needed to repair 50% of the roof and saved us over half of what all the other companies were going to charge. Seriously, who does that these days??? Most companies try to over sell so they can make a larger profit, Jeff didn’t do that!
The crew was great, on time and very professional. They did a great job and made sure they cleaned up after they left each day.
It’s sad that we had to have our roof re-done after only 6 years, but now I feel safe knowing the job was done right.
Thanks to Jeff and Bill for the professionalism and the high level of integrity!
I will recommend Roofstar to all of my friends.
I have been so impressed with Roofstar! First let me say I was amazed with Mathew. From the first time he came to our house. Mathew was running about 5-10 minutes late. Mathew called and let me know he was close but would be a few minutes late. He was less than 5 minutes late. What a nice touch! Looking at his age as he appeared young, I wondered how much can he know about roofing? When Mathew came off the roof and explained every picture he took I was impressed. It was obvious he knew how to inspect a roof.
Mathew’s follow up was exactly what he said it would be. This day and age that type of service is hard to find!
On the 2 occasions that I spoke to your staff on the telephone I hung up thinking these employees must love their boss, because they cared so much for his customers.
I don’t make a habit out of sending this type of email, because we just expect good service. Your employees went above and beyond good service.
I look forward to refer friends and family in the future, hoping I never need your service again, but I know where I will call if I need my roof fixed.
Work was completed. Crew (Geral Gordon and crew) was very professional, worked seamlessly and left the place in perfect condition.
We had work done last week, they were thorough, reasonably priced, on time, cleaned up after themselves, and provide before and after photos. They also have an inspector check the work after, they do not try to sell you things you do not need. I appreciate their honesty.
Roofstar provided professional inspection and detail quotes on the repairs needed to be done for our properties. We collected a few quotes from different roofing companies for comparison. Roofstar repair cost was very competitive and reasonable. We ultimately chose to go with Roofstar because we felt confident that they would take care of the problems. They came back to correct the minor issue that we had and finished the job to our satisfaction without further questions. We would highly recommend Roofstar to our families and friends.
I have had several neighbors ask about your company and have given favorable recommendations to this point. Your team was very professional and I think to this point did a great job! I am in sales as well and just to let you know Mike was very professional in his meeting with me and his presentation and follow up made the difference between other companies.
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