Why Do Tile Roofs Leak?
It’s never a good feeling to find water intruding into your home in the middle of a rainstorm, and seeing the damage that quickly results can cause undue anxiety. What can you do to prevent such a stressful situation? Many factors contribute to this cause, such as jammed valleys, lifted flashings, clogged gutters, and broken or slipped tiles. All of these can actually be prevented by regular maintenance.
Homeowners need to be proactive in maintaining their roof system. That’s right, it’s a system. It has different parts that come together to protect your home. Just like your car, all of these different parts need to be regularly maintained to function properly and last as long as possible. The tips below could help you to extend the life and performance of your tile roof.
Roof Maintenance Tips
Your roof should meet these requirements throughout the year, but especially before the rainy season (September/October).
Look for these indications that you roof system is in need of immediate maintenance or repair:
Many homeowners are uncomfortable or physically unable to inspect their own roof. Additionally, there is a correct method of walking on roofs that will avoid breakage. That’s why many people consult licensed roofing contractors, who are required to possess a C-39 license to perform roofing services. Although this meets the Contractors State License Board’s (CSLB) standards, many homeowners feel more confident with roofing contractors who have been certified and educated specifically in the tile roofing field. Certain organizations that are recognized as leaders in this field are the Tile Roofing Institute (TRI), and HAAG Certified Inspectors. Roofing contractors with these certifications have received intensive damage assessment education and comprehensive testing to ensure proficiency in their inspection of your tile roof.
By taking these small proactive steps, you will avoid costly emergency repairs in the middle of a rainstorm, and extend the life of your tile roof.
Tips on Roof Maintenance:
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