A tile roof (ceramic, clay, slate, concrete or other) has the highest cost of Maintenance of any Roof System we use commonly here in Central Florida. Although the concrete tiles or ceramic tiles, for instance, themselves are not a waterproofing aspect of the roof, they do play a critical role in keeping the underlayment and other waterproofing membranes protected from the sun and rodents.
One of the most common questions is do I replace or repair a cracked tile?
Logically, you would think that replacing tiles that are cracked would be better than repairing them with a roof tile epoxy. Looking at this independently of other factors the answer is yes, replacing the cracked tile with a new one is better.
However, most home owners do not have leftover tiles from the original install. In many cases even if you do they have not been stored in the same way and will still look different than the tiles installed on your roof.
Beyond cosmetics, the real consideration comes down to risk vs. reward. The act of removing a tile can often break the tile next to it. You risk damaging the true waterproofing barrier and adding penetrations that need to be sealed which adds more risk long term. So you have to weigh the pros and cons when deciding whether or not to replace or repair tile.
That is the advantage of a roofing company owned and operated by professional Craftsman has over paper contractors who subcontract all of their labor. Experience matters!
If you have any questions about tile roof repairs and would like to speak with a roof repair company in Central Florida, please call Northmen Roofing at (407) 498-2137 or contact us online at www.northmenroofing.com!