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Did you know that the roof of a house contributes just under half of the property’s real estate appeal? This means that not only does it protect you and your home but it also adds market value – making caring for your roof essential. It is important to know when you need concrete tile roof repair, and you can ensure this by looking out for some tell-tale signs that it might be time to call in a professional roofing company.
Does My Concrete Tile Roof Need Repair?
The lifespan of a roof is generally determined by what material the roof is made of: i.e. asphalt shingle, wood shingle, metal, or tiles. Tile roofs are especially common in Florida and seem to outperform other roofing materials with concrete tiles lasting approximately 25 years. However, this is not to say that your concrete tile roof will not need regular check-up and maintenance, and doing just this can extend the lifespan of your roof. Of course, you can estimate roughly when your roof might need replacement based on the average longevity period of concrete tiles, but calling in roofing specialists to do a thorough inspection is highly advisable, especially in areas where there are harsh weather conditions such as heat, humidity, wind, and rain.
10 Signs You Need A Concrete Tile Roof Repair
If you notice any of the following problems with your roof, it is time to call in a roofing company to do some maintenance before the issues become serious and costly.
If you have noticed water coming through your ceiling, it could be that there is a leak in your roof. This is an issue that is fairly easy to fix provided that there are just one or two leak spots, but more than this could mean roof replacement. Another sign of a roof leak is if you can see sunlight coming through the roof boards in the attic. Do not ignore a leaky roof and let the problem grow bigger – however, unless you really know what you are doing it can be a dangerous DIY job! Rather call in a specialist.
If you notice mold or moss growing on the outside of the roof, it could lead the tiles to be forced apart to form a gap that allows air and water to come through. If you notice any mildew or rotting rather sort it out as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your roof.
Loose or Missing Roof Tiles
If you notice that your roof is missing tiles, these should be replaced immediately because a weak roof can cave in.
The ridge of any roof should form a straight line, and if you notice that this line sags in the middle it is an alarm bell for structural damage. Sagging is caused from overexposure to water or improper installation methods. Ensure that you clear water from your roof regularly during rainy season.
If you notice a build-up of debris in your gutters, such as small sand-like pieces of concrete, it could mean that your tiles are deteriorating. Leaves and other debris can also block your gutters and be harmful to your roof.
Even the toughest of roofs cannot last forever. As a general rule of thumb, count the number of years between when your roof was first installed up until the current date and work out if the time might have come to have a general roof inspection done for an aged roof.
A faulty roof that is ignored can lead to major structural damage and great expense to your pocket. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to contact Aabco Roofing Corp. for a roof inspection or repair.