Gilbert Residential Roof Replacement

New Roof Replacement in Gilbert

Icon Roofing’s Gilbert, Arizona roof replacement services will transform the look and functionality of your house. Our roofing experts use premium materials and cutting-edge techniques to achieve envious results.

Icon Roofing can replace just the damaged areas or the entire roof, if necessary. Our personalized approach, professional installation, and attention to detail makes your new roof beautiful and durable enough to withstand many future monsoon seasons.

Roofing Replacement Process

When it comes time to have your roof replaced, it’s important to note that not all contractors take the necessary and required steps to ensure proper installation. Some may even be intentionally cutting corners, while others may overlook important details or attempt to save time by cutting corners. Icon Roofing is trained every year on the roof systems we provide in order to ensure proper installation, ventilation and warranty guidelines. There are code requirements and manufacture requirements that Icon Roofing follows in order to provide the highest quality of roofing services.

To ensure that you are getting a high-quality roof replacement, it is important to understand that proper installation is critical, which Icon Roofing fully embraces.

While the specific steps of roof replacement may differ slightly from one project to another, it is common for roofing contractors to follow a standardized process. The following steps outline what you can typically expect our roofing contractors to do when replacing your roof.

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Deliver Materials

Having all the necessary roofing supplies delivered to your house is the first step towards replacing your roof. They are typically dropped off the afternoon before or the morning of your replacement.

The size of your roof determines how much roofing material will be delivered. When the materials do arrive, they will be loaded onto the roof or they will be placed on the ground close to the roof access point and in a dry place (at all possible).

Clear the Work Area

Cars should be removed from your driveway or garage before the contractor arrives at your house. This ensures you can come and go without being blocked in and that your vehicle won’t be damaged in the process. In addition to your garage and driveway being empty we need your side gate (when applicable) to be unlocked so we can clean up after ourselves with a magnet.

Protect the Property

The preparation of your property for removing the old roof is the next stage of your roof replacement. This process often begins by tarping the ground in the dump zone and tarping off nearby shrubs and lawn ornaments. Pools can also be tarped, upon request, when the pool is located close to the area of roof work being done.

Remove Old Roofing

Once everything’s covered, the work of removing your old roof begins. Work typically begins on the corner of your roof that is furthest from your driveway (or where the dumpster is situated). More often than not, the new roof prep begins while the rest of the old roof is demoed. We remove the old roof system section by section, so that way we don’t leave a part of the roof open or uncovered in case of an unanticipated rainstorm (which happens all the time). Keeping our clients watertight is our utmost priority.

Install the New Roof

Installation of your new roof begins after the tear-off is complete.

Contractors lay the new underlayment and attach the drip edge after each section is prepped. From there, shingles (or tiles if your roof has concrete or clay roof tiles) are placed starting at the bottom of the roof and working towards the top.

All of the ridge capping is installed after the shingles are finished being laid. All ventilation vents that required for the home’s ventilation system are one of the very last items our team completes. We also go the extra mile and paint every roof penetration to match the roof color (as best as possible).

Clean Up

Installing a roof can make a mess. Every roof has thousands or tens of thousands of nails and staples, and every single one has to come off during the roof replacement. It’s inevitable that debris falls onto the ground but we’re sure to get all left over materials and debris swept up and removed. Our team makes sure roofing debris is clear of your yard.

Also at this time, workers begin folding up all the tarps, gathering tools and equipment, and making sure your yard looks like it did before they arrived (or even better than we found it). We’ll even use a powerful magnet to go all around your property to make sure we collect every last fallen nail and staple to protect you, your family and your furry friends.

Final Inspection

As a final step, the team performs a series of inspections of your new roof, including checking seals, flashing, and ensuring that the quality of the installation meets not just your expectations, but our stringent expectations.

To ensure all roof components are adequately protected and sealed, the team pays extra attention to the areas that are known to cause leaks, namely around penetrations, skylights, chimneys, and air conditioning units. During the final inspection we take several photos of the new roof, which we send via email upon completion of the roof replacement.

Tile Roofs

The most common materials used in Arizona’s tiled roofs include:


These tiles are the most popular and are made from a mixture of cement, sand, and water and are durable, fire-resistant, and can last 50 to 100 years or longer.


Made from natural clay, these tiles are fired in kilns, can last 100 years, and are known for their beauty, and versatility. Clay tiles, on average, are more brittle and prone to breakage, so the maintenance on this type of tile is much higher than the rest.


These tiles are made from natural slate rock, meaning they are able to last anywhere from 75 to 200 years, and are known for their unique texture and long-lasting durability. This type of tile is very expensive but looks breathtaking when executed properly.


Metallic tiles, which aren’t very common in residential construction, are made from a variety of metals, such as steel, aluminum, or copper, are known for their durability, resistance to the elements, and have a shelf-life of between 40 and 70 years.


Made from a combination of plastic and other materials, synthetic tiles are typically more expensive than the natural tile materials; however, they are known for their durability and low maintenance. These types of roof tiles only last about 30 to 50 years.

Shingle Roofs

The most common types of shingle roofs found of residential properties in Arizona include:


These types of shingles are the most common and are made from a fiberglass mat coated with asphalt and granules. They are widely used due to their affordability and ease of installation, but they only last about 15 to 30 years.


These tiles (also known as Shake) are made from common woods like cedar (lasting around 30 to 50 years), wallaba (35 to 60 years), and teak (50 to 80 years), to name a few. Homeowners love that these shingles have a natural, rustic look and are a good choice for homes in areas with a lot of trees, but they don’t offer much in the way of fire protection. Shake roofs are recommended to be oiled down every so often in order to preserve the wood, especially in the valley where the sun is so strong and hot.


These shingles are durable and last between 30 and 50 years thanks to being made from a combination of materials, including asphalt, and are designed to look like their natural wood, clay, or slate counterparts.

Flat Foam Roofs

Flat foam roofs are known to last for approximately 15 to 20 years under the Arizona sun and are typically made of closed-cell polyurethane foam. An experienced operator sprays foam as a liquid onto the roof deck, where it then expands and eventually hardens into a continuous, seamless layer of insulation.

The foam provides both insulation and a waterproof barrier, making it an effective solution for flat or low-slope roofs.

Lastly, the foam is covered with a protective coating that’s sprayed on which is designed to improve its durability and overall resistance to the harsh desert elements. Residents like that flat foam roofs are affordable and have high insulation value. The foam roof does need to be re-coated every several years due to the coating deteriorating over time from the sun and the heat.

The foam provides both insulation and a waterproof barrier, making it an effective solution for flat or low-slope roofs.

Lastly, the foam is covered with a protective topcoat spray designed to improve its durability and overall resistance to the harsh desert elements. Residents like that flat foam roofs are affordable, have high insulation value, are durability, and come with low maintenance requirements.

5 Frequently Asked Roof Replacement Questions

Have questions about how our roof installation services work? If so, see if your question is answered below, otherwise please reach out to our team directly.

Does Insurance Cover Roof Replacement?

If a covered peril like fire, wind, tornado, hurricane, hailstorm, or haboob damages the roof, homeowners insurance usually covers roof repair. Lack of maintenance, negligence, or regular wear and tear will not be covered by insurance.

The age and material of the roof determine the depreciated value at the time of damage, which determines the compensation. Keep in mind that most insurance companies only cover the roof’s real worth, not its full replacement cost.

We have found that shingle roofs are much more likely to be covered by insurance from storm-related damages compared to tile roofs. Foam roofs are covered by insurance as well, the most common damages on foam roofs are hail-related.

Do I Fix or Replace My Roof?

Choosing to repair or replace your roof takes careful consideration of several key aspects; however, the age, condition, and cost to repair or replace will quickly help you decide on the best course of action. The aspiration of the homeowner or building owner is crucial to determining if you only want to patch or temporarily fix the problem or invest in a whole new roofing system.

If the repair cost of a 20-year-old roof is 30 percent or higher of that of a new roof, it may be time to replace it as it would likely need to be replaced in another five to 10 years due to age.

Whether to repair or replace your roof depends on its overall condition. If your roof has several shingle and flashing issues, replacing it may be the best course of action. However, minor repairs may be enough to get another five-plus years out of it.

What Are the Most Common Types of Residential Roofs?

Residential roofs are usually in gable, hipped, flat, or shingle format.

  • Gable roofs are triangular with a base on the house and two sides that climb to the ridge. They have side, crossing, front, and, sometimes, Dutch gables.
  • Hipped, or pyramid-shaped, roofs have four triangle-shaped slopes that create a single peak on a square or rectangular frame.
  • Flat roofs are popular for residential and commercial structures and built from modified bitumen, foam, EPDM, TPO, PVC, or metal sheeting.
  • Asphalt-shingle roofs are Arizona homeowners’ favorite. They’re affordable and available in many colors and designs. Dimensional asphalt shingles are the most popular, although higher-end shingles are available and recommended on certain homes.

How Often Do Roofs in Central Arizona Need to be Replaced?

Arizona roof lifespans vary by kind, installation, upkeep, and environment.

  1. Asphalt shingles endure 20 to 50 years, but slate shingles can last 100 years or more.
  2. Tile roofs can survive the Arizona heat for about 20 years on average during the first roof life. This is mainly due to the original contractor’s poor materials, poor installation, code requirements that are applicable now that may not have been applicable when the home was built originally or lack of maintenance. The roof tiles themselves last up to 100 years but the actual waterproofing, the underlayment, is not a 100 year product. There are certain underlayments that last decades and some that may only last two or three decades.
  3. Flat foam roofs can last up to 50 years in some regions. But in Arizona every five to 10 years new coating will need to be installed on top of the foam roof to preserve the foam. Replicating this process every 5-10 years should maintain the integrity of the foam beneath it and essentially last forever as long as it’s maintained properly and new coating is applied when necessary.

How Much Does a New Roof Cost in Arizona?

Several things affect Arizona roof installation costs. Arizona roofs on a standard single-family house cost between $8,000 and $20,000, with an average of around $15,000. In essence, the larger the home, the larger the price tag. Roof replacement costs are based on the size of the roof, not just the home. Roofs cover your front porch, back patio, garage and overhangs; areas that aren’t “livable” but your roof still covers it and adds several hundred square feet on average to the roofing square footage for your home.

Roofing material is crucial as certain materials, like metal, slate, wood roofs, cost more than others, like asphalt shingles or concrete roof tiles. Labor also affects the cost of a new roof and can account for 60 percent of the total cost; whereas materials may account for 40 percent.

The expense of removing the old roof, along with the hauling away and dump fees are always included in our pricing. We provide our own dump trailers with our logos on them and are parked in your driveway with trailer chocks to prevent the trailer from running down the street.

To get an estimate to replace your home’s roof, whether it’s located in the East Valley or anywhere in the valley, get a quote from our team today.

About Icon Roofing

At Icon Roofing we think that everyone should have access to affordable, competent roofing services. As a family-run company serving Gilbert, we take great pride in offering top-notch roofing installation services at competitive prices. Our motto is “Stay Dry” but our focus is providing our clients with the best solution for their roofing needs, whether that’s a maintenance, repair, restoration or replacement.

Get a project estimate today by contacting our team. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

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