A critical component to keeping your tile roof leak free and achieve the maximum lifespan, is regular cleaning and maintenance of the tile roof system.
A crucial part of this is removing organic debris, especially if you have lots of tree cover like the oak trees in the well established towns like Winter Park, Windermere, Longwood and Lake Mary. This organic debris builds up in the valleys and other spillway areas where large volumes of water need to freely move. This causes damning and can back up the valleys causing them to overflow. In this case, a Northmen Roofing repair technician discovered that water funnelled under failed flashings, stucco and underlayment.
This standing water on wood battens will prematurely rot the wood and rust the nails or screws that fasten them to the roof deck. Older systems with felt underlayment are particularly vulnerable since it is not as “self healing” as more modern self-adhesive modified bitumen underlayments.
If you have any questions about how to extend the life of your tile roof and would like to speak with a roof repair company in Orlando contact Northmen Roofing. Experience Matters!