Tile roofs are designed mainly to keep out rain, and are traditionally made from locally available materials such as terracotta or slate. Modern materials such as concrete and plastic are also used and some clay tiles have a waterproof glaze. Tile roof repairs often need to be made when there is an issue with the underlying roofing paper, rather than the tile itself.
Roof tiles are ‘hung’ from the framework of a roof by fixing them with nails. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to exclude rainwater and to cover the nails that hold the row below. The way the tiles overlap each other helps keep water away from the underlying roofing paper, but once the water starts seeping in, it’s important to deal with it quickly.
Building owners often think that sealing or painting the roof tiles will prevent further leakage. This is simply not the case. Once water gets to the underlayment roofing paper, the roofing paper cracks and deteriorates, which is when water is able to start leaking in to your home or commercial building.
Tile leaks can be deceiving as water runs out at the lowest point. We perform a thorough inspection to find the real source of the leak. Once the actual source of the leak is found, it is important to “open up” the area of the leak. Once the tiles are removed from the problem area, the underlayment roof materials can be repaired.
Contact us today for any tile roof repairs you may need! We provide free estimates for any roofing issues you may be having!