Tile Roof Repairs
Tile roofs are especially popular in South Florida and should last 50+ years, with the correct installation and maintenance. However, most roofers cut corners during installation, such as neglecting to install top flashing, which cuts the life of your tile roof in half. Missing top flashing allows water to run under the tiles, causing cracks, deterioration, and leaks. This, in turn, causes Florida tile roofs to start leaking at year 5 and require replacement by year 15-20.
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 South 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.
What Stage Is Your Roof In?
1. Water Leaking Under Tile
The first step in the progress of a tile roof leak is when water is able to get under the tile. This is extremely common when tile roofs are installed without flashing, thinking the tile is only there for decorative purposes. It can also happen if you have a broken or cracked tile, which will expose and weaken the underlayment.
The lack of top flashing is a major issue in our area. Kelly Roofing works on repairing and replacing top flashing on all tile roofs.
2. Leaks Causing Stains
The next step in the progression of a tile roof leak is when you start seeing noticeable stains on the exterior of your home and in your attic. By this point, the water has leaked through the underlayment and any decking.
3. Interior Damages
By the time you see interior damage in your home, this leak has already been present for quite some time. Ideally, you want to identify signs of damage that could cause a roof leak and get them corrected long before it reaches this point.
Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late
Water may be wreaking havoc on the inside of your roof. The signs are not as obvious as you might think! Knowing the stage of a tile roof leak can help prevent any further damage inside your building. If you suspect you may have a leak -or if you’re not sure the last time it was inspected- its time to eliminate the stress of unexpected roof costs. Kelly Roofing can help you enjoy a long-lasting, worry-free roof.
Here are common tile roof problems to learn more.
Proper Roof Cleaning to Prevent Tile Roof Repair
Only a certified roofing contractor should ever walk on your roof! Trying to clean your roof yourself or hiring a subpar company can cause major damage. Tiles can easily crack or break when you don’t know how to properly walk on a tile roof. Pressure washing is also a bad call for your tile roof, as it is less effective and more damaging than other tile roof treatments.
Luckily, these problems can easily be avoided by hiring a contractor who knows exactly what they are doing on top of a tile roof. As your local Roofing Contractor of the Year, Kelly Roofing handles everything so you won’t have to worry about your roof again.
Head to our Roof Cleaning page to learn more!