Tile roofing is one of the most durable and long lasting roof types you can choose for your home or business, but that doesn’t mean you’ll never need tile repair. There are several reasons why you may need to call a Tampa roof repair company over the life of your roof.
There are many Tampa roofers, but not all have the training and experience to install tile roofing properly. Laying tile is not as simple as it may appear. Each brand and profile of tiles have different methods of overlapping and securing to the roof deck. If this isn’t done properly, you’ll be in need of tile repair. You should call in a Tampa roof repair company who specializes in tile roofing and understands the repair process.
If the tiles were laid properly and your relatively new (less than ten years old for example) tile roof is still in need of a tile repair, it’s possible that the issue is with the flashing around your vents, ridges, fireplace, or other termination point. Any reputable Tampa roof repair company will thoroughly inspect your entire roof and determine where your issue or issues stem from and recommend repairs.
Wear and Tear
Even though the tile itself will last a lifetime, the other elements of your roofing system will not. The purpose of a roofing tile is to shed the water from your roof. When there is wind driven rain, like we experience in Tampa, water can get under the tile. Repeated instances of this will deteriorate the underlayment and in extreme cases, the roof deck. Clogged gutters that push water back up into the tiles are one of the ways roof decks and underlayment deterioration speeds up. Keep you gutters clean and you’ll avoid a lot of wear and tear on the edge of your roof.
Storm or Wind Damage
One of the most common reasons for tile repair, especially in Tampa Bay, is wind damage. Even though roofing tile can weigh as much as 12 pounds per square foot, with heavy winds, they can move. Although sometimes the reason for the tile moving in the wind is bad installation, sometimes it’s just the force of the wind lifting the tile slightly and pushing it out of place. The good news is that this happens rarely, especially if your tile roofing company installed your roof properly and if it does, any resulting roof repairs may be covered by insurance.
If you need to call a Tampa roof repair company to work on your tile roof, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions. We are tile roofing experts and understand proper repair and installation techniques. We stand behind our work and offer full inspection and tile maintenance services for both homes and businesses. Call us today to schedule your roof repair inspection at 813-283-2544 or fill out our easy to use contact form.