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Concrete tile and composition shingle roofs

In colder climates the standard roof is asphalt composition shingle.  However in Arizona concrete tile roofs are now more common than composition shingle roofs at least in the Phoenix area.  Properly installed, tile roofs can last longer and can offer a better insulation system for the house than standard composition shingle roofs.  The upfront cost of concrete tile roofs is higher, but they have a longer lifespan. Even though tile roofs appear sturdy and almost indestructible, it would be an error to believe that they can be installed without requiring any future maintenance or inspection. It is very common that during a house inspection cracked, displaced and broken tiles will be found.  Repairs to a tile roof when found early are relatively inexpensive, but if left unattended the repair cost will increase significantly.

Do tile roofs in Arizona require maintenance?

Roof ValleyFirst of all I want to point out that I am not a licensed roofer but I have attend hundreds of inspections and in many cases the roof condition has required roof repairs.  I want to point out a couple of roof problems I’ve seen that when given proper attention major repairs can be avoided.

* The most obvious one is cracked, broken, or displaced shingles.  While you may think concrete tiles are indestructible, the hot Arizona sun takes a toll on everything even concrete roof tiles. Microbursts and high winds can also take a toll. `  The risk of having a cracked, broken, or displaced tile is the exposure of the underlayment which is the black felt like material under the tiles. Once exposed, the underlayment degrades rapidly over time and loses its effectiveness in protecting the house from water that gets under the tiles.

* Where roof lines meet the water is carried to the side of the house by metal flashing or a valley. When debris such as leaves, twigs, dirt or anything that prevents the water from flowing it backs up and overflows onto the underlayment.  If this happens repeatedly and with time, the risk is that the water will seep through the underlayment and damage the plywood, penetrating the ceiling and enter the house.  Then you’ll realize that you have a problem that has been years in the making.

The solution is to have a roofer inspect your roof regularly (I recommend every 2 years)  to make sure you don’t have any of the above conditions.  The repair cost will be minimal when problems are found during a regular inspection compared to the cost when you notice water seeping through the ceiling!

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$282,500 :: 4010 E SUNDANCE Court, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,605 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,712 sq ft
Added: 04/21/18, Last Updated: 05/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5755224
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 4
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 4
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/27/2018 by 0%
Status: Active


Imagine coming home to this charming 3 bed, 2 bath property centered in the heart of Gilbert. This single story home features a grassy front landscaping, 2 cargarage, living/dining area, designer paint tones throughout. Well maintained kitchen is complete with matching stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, andample cabinet/counter space. Beautiful Oak cabinets redone. Genuine master suite includes a lavish full bath with separate tub and step-in shower. Large backyard is comprised of a beautifulgrassy landscaping, covered patio, and paved sitting area great for relaxing afternoons. Living room and dining room just painted a neutral color. Fresh exterior paint, private backyard, and a attic. Dont wait any longer to come and enjoy your new family house.Schedule NOW!

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$550,000 :: 4084 E RAVENSWOOD Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,925 sq ft
Lot Size: 19,602 sq ft
Added: 05/27/18, Last Updated: 05/27/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5772042
Community: Seville
Tract: Seville
Status: Active


Elegant single level home on rare .5 acre lot in prestigious Seville Country Club with Private pool. 3Bedrm plus Den Office (4th Bdrm) plus materbedrm retreat Room. Spacious floor plan, including 2 large secondary bedrooms and convenient tech room/den. Granite counter tops in kitchen with maple cabinets, and gas range all open to large family room with gas fireplace. Beautiful lap pool with waterfall and fiber=optic lighting. Extended 3 car garage!!

Listed with West USA Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$272,500 :: 2571 E Bart Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,884 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,049 sq ft
Added: 05/26/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771919
Community: LYONS GATE
Tract: LYONS GATE
Status: Active


This Home has been lovingly maintained by the original owner. It features many upgrades such as tile floors in all of the main living areas, decor paint, stainless appliances, granite counters, and cinnamon maple cabinets, plus fridge, washer and dryer all stay. Fabulous floor-plan features 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Ideally located in subdivision across from one of the the many parks. Lyons Gate is a highly desirable community, with two community pools, sport courts, rec center, and conveniently located to the 202 and all of the great eatery's at Agritopia, and just minutes from San Tan Mall and the entertainment venues of Top Golf & Main Event.

Listed with RE/MAX Masters


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$279,900 :: 4186 S SOBOBA Street, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 2,006 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,920 sq ft
Added: 05/26/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771898
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 6 PHA
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 6 PHA
Status: Active


Well sought after community of Power Ranch. This home features 4 bed/2.5 bath with lots of space in a great location across from the community park & tennis courts! The floorplan is very open and spacious. Lots of storage. Corner lot. Power Ranch offers catch and release lake, 2 great community pools, Clubhouse, childrens play area, splash pad, and many activities to suit all family members. New wood flooring just installed in living room. Custom wood shutters made by owner in stairway. You have to check it out. ** POWER RANCH HAS BEEN RANKED ONE OF THE BEST MASTER PLANNED COMMUNITIES IN ARIZONA **

Listed with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Arizona Properties


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$371,900 :: 4577 E WATERMAN Street, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,435 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 05/10/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5764444
Community: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 9 PAR
Tract: POWER RANCH NEIGHBORHOOD 9 PAR
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/26/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Beautiful 5 Years old Single story home located in the Knolls at Power Ranch & is move-in ready. This 3 bedroom 2 bath home with A full office and den area that could be used as another bedroom. Freshly painted with one neutral color. Wainscoting with premium trim in all hallways. Large baseboards throughout . new laminate flooring and tile In all the right places. Upgraded kitchen cabinets with backslash and breakfast bar. Extended length laundry room with lots of cabinets for storage. Garage cabinets on both sides with the workbench. Payed off solar Average power bill is $30.00. Stucco fence in backyard with Paver patio and built-in barbecue. Too many upgrades To list this one is a must see for all.

Listed with Realty ONE Group


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$275,000 :: 3604 E PHELPS Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 2,143 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 05/26/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771864
Community: COOLEY STATION PHASE 2
Tract: COOLEY STATION PHASE 2
Status: Active


Beautiful two story home in Gilbert! Open concept floorplan with panoramic windows throughout. Kitchen opens to the living room and has center island with breakfast bar, granite counters, and black appliances. Large loft with ceiling fan at top of stairs! Master retreat has plush carpeting and a spacious walk in closet. Full spa bathroom with dual sink vanity and separate soaking tub + shower. Backyard features an extended covered patio with pavers and plenty of room for entertaining. This home is sure to go fast, so come see it today!

Listed with Revelation Real Estate


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$553,500 :: 362 S BAY SHORE Boulevard, Gilbert AZ, 85233

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4 beds, 2.5 baths
Home size: 3,211 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,534 sq ft
Added: 02/17/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5725089
Community: DESERT SHORES AT THE ISLANDS
Tract: DESERT SHORES AT THE ISLANDS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 5/26/2018 by 1%
Status: Active


Please text or call for Full Video Virtual Tour. This gorgeous home has been professionally remodeled and it shows! Flagstone & wood throughout all areas! Beautiful Kitchen has upgraded Alder Cabinets, Granite Counters, & Stainless Steel Appliances! Open layout to family room features a wrap around wall system & Corner Granite Eichler Gas Fireplace, Surround Sound, & wall to wall windows w/ amazing views of the lake! Master Suite, has highly upgraded bathroom w/ Carerra Marble Counters, porcelain tile shower & much more! Backyard features flagstone throughout all patio areas, gazebo w/outdoor cook center, Lynx BBQ, gas firepit, waterfall, newly renovated oversized dock & breathtaking views of the water is a private small park on the lake.

Listed with Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$304,500 :: 1104 E WINDSOR Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,868 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,969 sq ft
Added: 05/26/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771840
Community: LINDSAY RANCH UNIT 2
Tract: LINDSAY RANCH UNIT 2
Status: Active


BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM WITH DEN POSSIBLE. VERY OPEN AND INVITING FLOORPLAN. WELL KEPT QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD. LARGE YARD WITH COVERED PATIO. LARGER CORNER LOT. SPLIT FLOOR PLAN. NOT FAR FROM SHOPPING AND DINING. MUST SEE! THANKS FOR SHOWING! LARGE MASTER BEDROOM WITH LARGE WALK IN CLOSET SEPARATE TUB AND SHOWER. WONDERFUL OPEN KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST BAR THAT OPENS TO THE WONDERFUL LARGE LIVING AREA AND DINING AREA. DONT MISS OUT ON THIS ONE. ALL FURNISHINGS AND WASHER/DRYER DO NO CONVEY. ALL DECORATIONS AND ARTWORK ARE TENANTS AND DO NOT CONVEY. TENANT IS MONTH TO MONTH AND IF AN INVESTOR PURCHASES WOULD LOVE TO STAY. WE NEED AT LEAST 30 DAYS TO CLOSE TO GIVE NOTICE TO TENANTS.

Listed with Provident Partners Realty


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$460,000 :: 2854 E Baars CT, Gilbert, AZ 8 Court, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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2 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 3,543 sq ft
Lot Size: 8,276 sq ft
Added: 05/26/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771824
Community: STRATLAND ESTATES
Tract: STRATLAND ESTATES
Status: Active


Just updated 6 Bedroom, 3.5 bath, Loft with 3 Car Garage Home on a Corner Lot in the Stratland Estates Lake Subdivision. Gourmet Kitchen with Granite Countertops, Custom Tile Backsplash, Stainless Steel Appliances, Tall Upper Cabinets, Large Island with Pendant Lighting and Pantry. Kitchen leads out to Great Room with New Plank Flooring, New Lighting and Fans with Lots of Windows and a French Door out to the Large Covered Patio Area. Large Master Bedroom with French Door to Patio and Large Walk-In Closet, Master Bathroom has Dual Sinks, Separate Shower and Soaking Tub. Dining and Living Room Feature Soaring 20ft High Ceilings and there is a Large Loft area for the Kids, Office or Hobby Area. New Interior Paint, New Wood Floors, New Fans and New Lighting Throughout the House.

Listed with HomeSmart


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!


$329,000 :: 2986 E TOLEDO Court, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,840 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,840 sq ft
Added: 05/26/18, Last Updated: 05/26/18
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5771813
Community: CROSSROADS
Tract: CROSSROADS
Status: Active


Spectacular, single-level, cul-de-sac street, home in Gilbert! This 3 bed/2 bath home with a den features vaulted ceilings, ample natural light, neutral colors and ''Lots of New''. Fresh paint inside & out, stainless steel appliances, light fixtures, faucets, ceiling fans, tile, carpet, and still more to come before June 1st. Adding new sod front & back, kitchen back splash, & Master tub surround. The master suite includes a large walk in closet & ensuite w/ double sinks and separate tub/shower. The home is located in a family-friendly neighborhood, with an expansive greenbelt down the street and a playground. RV Gates w/ concrete pad & storage shed. Welcome home!

Listed with Call Realty, Inc.


Brought to you by Gordon Baker, Remax Alliance Group. Call me today at 480-326-8571, or visit my website at www.myhomeinaz.com/!