Growing up in a house full of girls, I unofficially took on the role as my father's only son. So when the time came to fix a leaky sink or change the oil in the family car, it was me that stood by my father's side. Thanks to him and everything he taught me, I am now able to take care of myself and my children in a way that not everyone can. I have tried over the years to engage my own daughter in the same way my father engaged me, but she's currently more interested in playing with dolls than fixing potholes. After my father passed away last year, I vowed to find a way to pass on everything he taught me, this blog is my way of keeping that promise. I truly hope that you learn as much as I have over the years.
Having a tile roof installed on your home can be a durable choice, but it is not maintenance-free and is going to need some repairs. Storms, wind, and wear cause problems like cracked tiles or loose roofing that need repairs. Sometimes the damage to your roofing tiles is difficult to see. Here are a few tips to help you locate problems with your roof and have repairs done by a roofing service before the problems get any worse.
1. The Hidden Signs of Storm Damage on Tile Roofs
The tiles on your roof can be damaged by storms. Depending on the type of tiles, acid rain may cause pitting of the tiles that needs to be repaired. Hail damage may be difficult to see from the ground, but when you look closer at the tiles on your roof, some of the roofing may be cracked or have marks from where the hail caused damage. Tile roofs can be damaged by storms just like shingle roofs, so it is a good idea to have a roofer inspect your roof after a storm has caused extensive damage to other homes in your area.
2. Worn and Broken Tiles That Need to Be Replaced
Tiles may eventually break due to wear and other problems. If you have an older tile roof, the materials may wear and become weak. Some signs of wear are flaking off of the surface of tiles or small chips in the tiles. Sometimes this damage is only minor and may not cause leaks or other problems, but it is a good idea to have a roofing contractor replace any tiles that are beginning to show signs of excessive wear.
3. Wind Damage Causing Tiles to Be Loose or Missing from The Roof
Wind is a major cause of damage to tile roofs because of the way tiles are installed. Unlike shingles, many tile systems are fastened to the roof using a cement or foam that acts like an adhesive beneath the tile. Eventually, tiles become loose and can be blown off the roof in high winds. If you inspect your roof for wind damage, it is important to use a safety harness to prevent tiles from sliding out from beneath your feet, causing you to fall.
These are a few tips that will help you locate the problems with your roofing and get the repairs done before damage becomes worse. Contact a professional roofing contractor to help with the repairs that are needed for the tiles on your roof.