When Should I Replace a Tile Roof?

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When Should I Replace a Tile Roof?

Your home’s roof is continuously working for you, keeping out the rain, the hot sun, pests, and inclement weather. When your roof stops working, the consequences to your pocketbook can be devastating. Usually, your roof will give off warning signs that it’s due for a replacement soon. Here at City2Surf Roofing Sydney, we’re one of the leading roofing repair companies in Sydney, and we’d like you to know what signs to look for that mean your tile roof needs replaced.

How long should a tile roof last?

Your tile roof lifespan depends on several factors. But most terracotta and concrete tile roofs will last between 30 and 50 years. However, signs of wear and tear can start about 15 years after the initial installation. Several factors contribute to the roof’s lifespan, such as the climate, the quality of the underlayment, and any environmental hazards that contribute to decay. If you find birds nesting on your tile roof, you need to deter them as quickly as possible. The acid in bird droppings will harm terracotta tiles. Also, trees and other debris need to be kept off the roof. If a tree or leaves block the flow of rainwater off the roof, a water dam can form, and rain can seep in under the tiles, and damage the underlying structure. Below are several factors to consider when looking to replace or repair a tile roof.

  • Dried out, brittle, or curling underlayment.
  • Water staining around the eaves.
  • Water stains under the roof that you can see either in the attic or on the ceiling. Cracked or bubbling paint is also a sign of a roof leak.

What are the pros and cons of a tile roof repair and replacement?

Rarely does an entire tile roof need to be replaced. Usually, cracked, missing tiles or issues with the underlayment can be fixed without throwing away all of the tiles and starting entirely from scratch. The experienced tile roofing specialists at City2Surf will look at all aspects of your tile roof. We will consider the color, manufacturer, and the shape or profile of your tiles when looking for a replacement. It’s normal to have to replace a few tiles when the underlayment needs to be fixed, but we will do our best to match your tiles completely. Sometimes this isn’t possible, however.

If we can’t match the tiles and they are in a visible area, you’ll have to consider if you can live with a slight mismatch or want to replace all of the tiles for a more uniform look. At City2Surf Roofing, we’ll work with you to match your tiles and stay within your budget. When you call us, we’ll come out and thoroughly inspect your tile roof. We’ll see which tiles need to be replaced, and do our absolute best to match them. We work with a variety of materials and terracotta and concrete tiles. After we inspect the roof, we’ll give you a free, no-obligation quote, and we’ll do our absolute best to match your terracotta or concrete tiles. If you decide you want an all-matching roof, we can go over the different roofing materials we have available. We work with metal roofs, colorbond roofing, hardwood shingles, tiles, and slate. No job is too big or too small for us. If your tile roof is showing signs of wear and tear, don’t hesitate to contact us for your free, no-obligation quote. Our expert Sydney roofing contractors will get the job done right, giving you complete peace of mind. Give us a call today on 0416 452 422.

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