There are a variety of different tile roofs, but one thing they all have in common is that they require a basic level of maintenance. It is important to pay attention to the signs that your tile roof has sustained damage. The following is a list of some of the most commons signs of tile roof damage and the how to fix the problems.
1. Cracked or Missing Roof Tiles
If you look at your tile roof damage and you notice some tiles are cracked or missing they must be replaced. Depending on the type of tile and your aptitude for roof repair, you could do this yourself. It’s important to remember the old saying that “a chain is only as strong as the weakest link,” if one tile is compromised the entire roof system is at risk of failing.
2. Water Leak in Attic
A leak or moldy smell coming from your attic signals that there is a significant amount of moisture in the attic, quite possibly being let in through your tile roof. In theory, you could find the source of the moisture, stop it and open some vents to let the moisture dry out. It sounds simple, but unless you have experience doing this, it’s going to be a learning process for a first timer and like most learning processes, you are going to make mistakes as you learn. It is best to hire a professional tile roofing company because if water damage goes unchecked, it can cause further issues with the home. It can also cause health issues caused by toxic mold growth as a result of the unnoticed excess water.
3. Tile Roof Bowing
When your tile roof starts to bow and or you notice the roof itself is no longer the shape it used to be, this is a major sign of tile roof damage. The solution for this is the replacement of individual supporting portions of the roof. This is something you need to hire a professional tile roofing company to do.
There are aspects of tile roof repair that you can handle on your own such as repairing small holes and maybe even replacing a tile here or there. However, the most important skill you can have as a tile roof owner is knowing when to call a company that has experience.
Van De Hey Refined Roofing, LLC (VR Roofing) is a roofing company that proudly services the Appleton, Little Chute and the Fox Valley area, Sheboygan, Oshkosh, Madison, Milwaukee, Shorewood, Sheboygan, Oconomowoc, Verona, Waukesha, Green Bay, and De Pere areas in Wisconsin. Call VR Roofing for all of your tile roof repair needs.