Why You Have a Tile Roof Leak
Tile roofs are used in every weather climate around the world, are the oldest and most popular roofs lasting 25 – 50 years, depending on which way they are installed. Most roofs have flashings designed to keep water on top of the tiles, relying on the underlayment only as secondary protection and lasting 50 years.
In Florida, more than 90% of tile roofs do not have flashings, allowing water to run under the tiles and counting solely on the underlayment to keep the building dry. Water running under the tile will break down the underlayment and shorten its life by cracking and deteriorating, eventually allowing leaking. That’s why tile roofs in Florida start having leaks at year 5 and are replaced at year 25.
The good news is, these protective flashings can be added at any time, doubling the life of your roof. Kelly Roofing is the oldest roofer in Southwest Florida with more experience repairing tile roofs than any other company. Let us help you double your tile roof’s life. Contact us today for a free inspection.
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