There are many benefits to concrete roof tiles. Concrete is famed for its superior durability. Concrete roof tiles are low maintenance, long-lasting, and fire resistant. Since concrete is made from natural materials, concrete roof tiles are more eco-friendly than many other popular roofing materials.
Like other roofing materials, concrete needs regular maintenance and repair. Some common signs indicating that your roof needs to be repaired ASAP are as follows:
- Discolored, damaged or missing shingles
- Blistering or peeling exterior paint
- Sagging of the roof
- Skyrocketing energy bills
- Visible wear and tear around openings
- Staining on interior walls.
Putting off roof repairs could prove to be a costly mistake. Even a seemingly innocuous roofing issue can snowball into a major concern. Roof leaks can lead to water ingress.
Here are some questions to ask before you reach out to a Contra Costa tile roof repair expert for help.
Why Do I Need to Repair My Roof?
First and foremost, you need to get to the source of the problem. Concrete can degrade for a variety of reasons. Damage to your concrete tiles can be a result of mishandling during installation or maintenance.
Other common causes of roof damage include poor maintenance and adverse weather conditions. Sometimes, falling debris hits tiles causing them to crack and break. Safely climb your roof and inspect it. If you do not have a ladder, leave the task to your roofing contractor.
What is the Condition of My Roof?
Once you are on your rooftop, inspect your roof. Check your tiles to see if they are broken or damaged. If more than 50% of your tiles are damaged, it makes sense to replace the entire roof.
Check the condition of the underlayment. Older roofs usually have organic underlayment. They are porous and thus are susceptible to water damage. In many cases, the underlayment fails while the tiles are in good condition.
If your underlayment is beyond repair, your roofing contractor will install a new underlayment system and flashing and re-install the original tiles.
What Should I Expect During a Roof Repair?
Your roofing contractor will check your tiles to assess the extent of damage. They will identify the tiles that are damaged and need to be repaired (small holes or cracks can be filled with roofing cement) or replaced.
Next, your roofing expert will get replacement tiles which will be an exact match to your existing tiles. They will carefully remove and dispose of every damaged tile and replace them with a new, pristine tile.
Whether you have a tile installation project in Contra Costa or need assistance maintaining and repairing an existing roof, Roof Tile Custom Specialists, Inc. has you covered. We are committed to helping households get the most out of their roofing systems. To schedule a roof inspection, call (925) 634-8700.