Wind. Rain. Heat. Superstorms. Your tile roof can take a beating. Does it need repairs? How can you know? If it does, what is involved? Many homeowners are unsure about tile roof repair in Central Florida. Let’s review the basics, so you can take the proper actions to keep a roof over your head.
When does a roof require repair?
The wear and tear your roof endures each year can result in damage that requires attention. If you have any missing tiles, these should be replaced to maintain the integrity of your roof. Occasionally, individual tiles may crack. These should also be replaced to ensure your structure remains watertight and strong. With some designs, proper water flow is harder to maintain, and valleys in the design allow seepage between tiles. If this occurs, proper flashing must be installed or replaced.
What is involved with roof repair?
Some repairs are minor and may be completed by DIY homeowners. However, it is always best to consult with an experienced contractor to ensure repairs are done properly.
One of the most common repairs is a small crack or hole. For this, simply scrub the area with a wire brush, and then fill it with plastic roofing cement. Another common repair is a cracked or broken tile. When the damage is too great to repair, pry up the tile, removing all broken pieces and any nails. Spread roofing cement on the underside of the replacement tile and press it in place. If you have experienced a leak due to damaged tiles, you must remove all tiles over the leak, repair the area with asphalt roofing cement and replace the tiles.
What should I ask a contractor about roof repair?
Some repairs may seem simple until you dig into the project. Don’t hesitate to call in the pros. Experienced contractors have the knowledge and tools to complete the job and save you hours of headache. If you are considering roof repair, ask your contractor for expert input. What repairs are needed? Are the tiles reparable or should they be replaced? Are there any potential seepage areas? Do you need additional flashing? By covering these basic questions, you can determine how much work is needed for your roof and if you can handle it alone.
What is roof glazing, and is it needed for roof repair?
Winter Springs Roofing & Repairs specializes in a patented roof glazing system that safely cleans, bonds, color seals and clear coats your roof. It is the only professional system approved by tile manufacturers and is warranted for 12 years. It colors and protects your roof better than new. Your tiles are protected from fading, and mold and mildew are simply washed away. This system is an essential final step when installing or repairing your roof. It increases home resale value and makes the house more marketable. Ask your trusted contractor at Winter Springs Roofing & Repairs about glazing your roof to ensure it stands the test of time.
Who should you call for roof repair?
The experienced professionals at Winter Springs Roofing & Repairs are ready to meet all your needs for tile roof repair in Central Florida. For consultation, repairs, installations and roof glazing, call today.