August 16, 2018

Tile Roofing Can Be Damaged With Little or No Visible Signs

Did you know that not all tile roofing damage is visible? Sometimes the biggest problems that are found are hidden from view. Learn more now!

Time to read:
2 Minutes
Written by
Nicholas Capobianco

Roof Damage is not always obvious


Roof tiles are typically made from clay, slate, and concrete and vary widely in shape, size, and pattern. Although far superior to shingle roofing materials in terms of life span and withstanding the elements in general, tiles are incredibly susceptible to high and hurricane force winds. Your tile roof could be damaged and you may not even know it! If you suspect any damage, or it's been to long since your roof was inspected call a trusted roofing company right away!

Roof Tiles in Action

Roof tiles are hung from the decking of a roof by nails or a mortar or foam adhesive. The tiles are usually hung in parallel rows, with each row overlapping the row below it to keep out rainwater and to cover the nails or foam that hold the row below. There are also special roof tiles for where the planes of the pitches meet. These include ridge, hip and valley tiles. These can either be bedded and pointed in cement mortar or mechanically fixed.

How Roof Tiles Get Damaged

When Hurricane force wind hits a tile roof, it causes these rigid and heavy tiles to lift up. This repeated uplift can cause tiles to loosen, break, or detach causing tremendous damaging to the integrity of the roofing system.

A roof damaged by wind will usually show some outward signs of damage in the form of broken and cracked or missing tiles. However, these indicators are symptoms, not the cause or core of the roof system damage. Damage to the individual tiles indicates widespread wind uplift damage to the system that is not visible.

This is why it is important to have a Roofr partner come and inspect your tile roof, even if there are just a few cracked tiles. Our roofing tile roofing experts can usually schedule a FREE inspection within 48 hours so that you have the piece of mind you deserve. To learn more or book an inspection call 866-819-5215 today to speak with a roofing specialist!

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