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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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$230,000 :: 3565 E WOODSIDE Way, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,352 sq ft
Lot Size: 6,098 sq ft
Added: 07/25/17, Last Updated: 07/25/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5637494
Community: SAN TAN RANCH PARCEL 2
Tract: SAN TAN RANCH PARCEL 2
Status: Active


DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS ADORABLE THREE BEDROOM, TWO BATH HOME IN THE DESIRABLE SAN TAN RANCH. THIS ONE FEELS SPACIOUS INSIDE WITH IT'S VAULTED CEILINGS AND OPEN FLOORPLAN. STORAGE IS AMPLE AS WELL WITH THE WALK-IN CLOSET IN THE MASTER BEDROOM AND THE PANTRY IN THE KITCHEN. HOME IS NORTH/SOUTH FACING AND SITS IN THE HEART OF THIS GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD. GREAT SCHOOLS ARE NEARBY AS IS SHOPPING AND FREEWAY ACCESS. THIS ONE HAS FRESH PAINT INSIDE AND OUT. JUST WAITING FOR IT'S NEW OWNER. WON'T LAST.

Listed with RE/MAX Fine 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/!


$199,900 :: 4698 E LAUREL Avenue, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 3 baths
Home size: 1,262 sq ft
Lot Size: 2,613 sq ft
Added: 07/24/17, Last Updated: 07/25/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5637482
Community: LA ALDEA
Tract: LA ALDEA
Status: Active


This charming home offers a warm and inviting family room and open kitchen with the views of a beautiful greenbelt and community pool! upgraded kitchen appliances and cozy, low maintenance patio. Mostly tile downstairs, Carpet in the right areas and beautiful wood flooring in the family room. Come by and take a look before it's gone!

Listed with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Move Time 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/!


$945,000 :: 3044 E Blackhawk Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85298

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7 beds, 6 baths
Home size: 5,355 sq ft
Lot Size: 20,473 sq ft
Added: 07/09/17, Last Updated: 07/25/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5630843
Community: Acacia Estates
Tract: Acacia Estates
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/9/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


Spanish Colonial home by T.W. Lewis in Gated Acacia Estates features a backyard oasis, separate casita & basement. Sparkling salt water pool, wifi controls, LED lighting, water feature, travertine pavers & pergola. A 2,000 sq ft putting green by Southwest Greens. Custom knotty alder shutters w/5 1/2" louvers & custom crown rope framing, hardwood flooring & 20" Tile. Chef's kitchen, alder cabinets, center island, granite counter-tops & stainless steel appliances. Spacious Owner's Suite, Dual Walk-In closet & Snail Shower. Split bdrm floor-plan, 6 Bdrm /5 Bath in main house, large bonus room & 4-Car side load garage. Casita has private entrance, an additional bedroom, walk in closet & full bath."La Robla" Floor Plan, spray foam insulation, located next to grassy common area, no neighbor behind

Listed with Re/Max Results


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


$410,000 :: 337 E SHANNON Street, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,624 sq ft
Lot Size: 44,866 sq ft
Added: 07/24/17, Last Updated: 07/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5637451
Community: RANCHOS DEL SOL
Tract: RANCHOS DEL SOL
Status: Active


Quiet Country Living close to schools, shopping and the 202 for easy access to work. 4 Bedroom home with updated kitchen, 2 way fireplace in family room, detached carport with workshop that could be tack room. Lots of great storage, SRP irrigate, fruit trees, and fenced pasture. NO HOA

Listed with Robert Miles Realty, LLC


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


$344,500 :: 4058 E KROLL Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85234

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,134 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 05/11/17, Last Updated: 07/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5604335
Community: SUPERSTITION HIGHLANDS
Tract: SUPERSTITION HIGHLANDS
The price of this listing was last reduced on 6/17/2017 by 1%
Status: Active


Pride of ownership. This home has so many upgrades to list. Nice single story floor plan with 3 bedrooms and a den, 2 baths, family and living rooms. Custom paint, neutral upgraded carpet in the bedrooms and Travertine throughout the home. Large master bedroom with upgraded bath and large walk-in closet. Spacious kitchen with granite counters, kitchen island, upgraded newer cabinets, upgraded newer appliances, and travertine flooring. Nice curb appeal. Large N/S lot. Professionally landscaped front yard and backyard with covered patio, water fountain, and mature trees.

Listed with Hegazy 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/!


$329,500 :: 1803 S STARLING Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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4 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 2,676 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,227 sq ft
Added: 07/08/17, Last Updated: 07/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5630421
Community: GATEWAY VILLAGE
Tract: GATEWAY VILLAGE
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/16/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


This home is amazing. A LOW maintenance yard with an amazing pool with water features. 4 Bedroom that could easily be turned into 5 bedrooms! Guest room/ Office, AND a Loft. Large kitchen opens into the family room, beautiful paint everywhere. Large closets and tons of storage. Huge master bedroom, with walk-in closet and double sinks, shower, tub in master bath. Walk out balcony, covered patio with upgraded stone pavers. Pride of ownership.

Listed with JK 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/!


$227,500 :: 67 E PALOMINO Drive, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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3 beds, 0 baths
Home size: 1,684 sq ft
Lot Size: 3,049 sq ft
Added: 07/19/17, Last Updated: 07/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5635070
Community: VILLAGE AT GILBERT & WARNE
Tract: VILLAGE AT GILBERT & WARNE
The price of this listing was last reduced on 7/19/2017 by 3%
Status: Active


A wonderful place to call home. This gorgeous 3 bedroom 2.5 bath gem won't last long. 18'' tile and two tone paint throughout. Kitchen features upgraded cabinets, island and stainless appliances. Large master bedroom. Master bath has separate tub and shower and huge walk in closet. Convenient upstairs laundry. Entertain family and friends in the community pool. Wonderful home minutes away from historic old town Gilbert.

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/!


$249,900 :: 4473 E TRIGGER Way, Gilbert AZ, 85297

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,476 sq ft
Lot Size: 5,662 sq ft
Added: 07/24/17, Last Updated: 07/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5637406
Community: POWER RANCH
Tract: POWER RANCH
Status: Active


Single level home with 3 car garage in Power Ranch! Great Room open floor plan with ''Wire Brush, Hand Distressed HARDWOOD FLOORING''. Chef's Delight in this Kitchen:Upgraded Cabinets, Black appliances,NEW MICROWAVE, Refrigerator,Gas STUB for range,eat up breakfast bar/island, Pantry,Dishwasher, Undermount lighting,Cabinets Galore!Split Master Suite with dual sinks,walk in closet. Three car garage with epoxy flooring and daylight windows! Wood 2 inch blinds. Slider off Great Room to covered Patio with grass backyard! Power Ranch has Community Pool.Spa and Rec Center, Tennis Courts, Shopping Galore and Freeway is a few miles away! Home is ready for a quick close so make this your number 1 choice!

Listed with Century 21 Arizona Foothills


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


$219,900 :: 3107 S JOSHUA TREE Lane, Gilbert AZ, 85295

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3 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 1,228 sq ft
Lot Size: 4,356 sq ft
Added: 07/24/17, Last Updated: 07/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5637386
Community: PECOS MANOR
Tract: PECOS MANOR
Status: Active


Move-in Ready 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Pecos Manor! Upgraded flooring in main living areas. Granite counters, maple cabinets in kitchen that over looks living and dining rooms. Master bedroom features walk-in closet and beautiful ensuite with double sinks. Pavered patio and grassy backyard. Located near Higley High School and other great Gilbert highlights, San Tan Village Mall, Discovery Park and easy access to the 202. MORE PHOTOS TO COME ON 7/25.

Listed with E & G Real Estate Services


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


$300,000 :: 238 E SAGEBRUSH Street, Gilbert AZ, 85296

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4 beds, 2 baths
Home size: 2,092 sq ft
Lot Size: 7,405 sq ft
Added: 07/24/17, Last Updated: 07/24/17
Property Type: Single Family
MLS Number: 5637379
Community: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C LOT 1
Tract: SETTLER'S POINT PARCEL C LOT 1
Status: Active


Wow! This home is immaculate and beaming with beauty! Soaring ceilings, gorgeous wood floors, and lovely plantation shutters welcome you upon entry into the home. The eat-in kitchen offers plenty of cabinetry and opens to the spacious family room. All the bedrooms are bright, feature beautiful wood floors, and have an extremely spacious feel with the high vaulted ceilings. The large back yard offers a covered patio, and it does not back to any neighbors for added privacy! This home is situated just minutes from all the great shopping, dining, and theaters of Gilbert Town Square, Mirador Square, and San Tan Village!

Listed with Keller Williams Realty East Valley


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