Your roofing system is your home’s first line of defense against the elements but the last thing that crosses our minds. Cement roof tiles are designed specifically to live a long life, which means that we often forget about it altogether. The problem is that this life can be cut short if it is not properly maintained and repaired. All you have to do is call Aabco Roofing and we’ll take care of all your cement roof tiling needs. Here are a few things to keep in mind when dealing with cement roof tile repairs.
Keep A Few Spares
It’s no secret that tile roofing repairs can be a rather challenging process. It may be tempting to try everything in your power to speed the process up, including grabbing the first tile that you think looks similar to the others. Concrete tiles need to match in both color and type. While it may take a little longer to find the correct tile this way, it will end up saving you and your roof in the long run. The incorrect color tile will look out of place and the incorrect type may not click into place as it should, leaving your roof looking awkward and exposed.
Use A New Tile For Replacement
The roof of your home protects both your family and all of your possessions, which means that no short cuts should be taken when it comes to its repairs. When a concrete tile needs to be replaced, some DIY tips may suggest removing a tile from a less visible part of your roof and using it as a replacement. But this is just fixing one problem by creating another, both of which leave your roof exposed. It’s a good idea to keep a few extra tiles in your garage for times like these where the broken tile can simply be removed and replaced by a spare.
Removing a broken concrete tile can be a tricky process because it clicks into place with the other tiles. While a crowbar can be used to remove the broken tile, it needs to be done very carefully. To remove the damaged tile, the tile to the left of the broken one should be lifted so that it is no longer resting on it. Applying too much pressure may do more harm than good and cause more tiles to break. The trick is to only apply as much pressure as you need.
Other Signs Of Damage
Although concrete tiles are one of the most durable roofing options, it is still possible for them to become damaged and need replacement. When it comes to roofing, it is never safe to assume that what you see is what you get. Before replacing a single tile, you should always check the tiles directly around it for any signs of damage. This could alert you to a bigger problem and end up saving you a great deal of money.
Watch Your Step
Working on a roof requires a bit of multi-tasking. Not only do you need to focus on the repairs being done but also on where you’re placing your weight. Placing all of your weight directly on one tile puts it under a lot of pressure and may cause it to break. Imagine the frustration of breaking one concrete tile while trying to replace another!
How Aabco Roofing Can Help With Cement Roof Tile Repairs
A mistake with DIY roofing can cause damage to the structural integrity of your entire roofing system. A problem that will end up costing you a lot more than it should’ve, had you called a professional. Are you in need of cement roof tile repairs? Give our team at Aabco Roofing a call today, we’d love to help!