Why Is My Tile Roof Leaking?

By the time you search for “how to fix tile roof leaks,” you’ve likely got a problem on your hands. Water coming through your roof can cause lasting damage to your insulation, ceilings, flooring, and much more, so it’s important to get your clay or concrete tiles repaired quickly.

Causes of Tile Roof Leaks

While clay and concrete tile roofs provide great curb appeal and durability, they still require maintenance and repairs from time to time. When that time comes, you can ensure your home stays nice and dry during Florida’s rainy season by looking out for these common causes of tile roof leaks.

  • Old Age

  • Although tile roofs often last the life of the structure, other components of the roof, such as the underlayment, will inevitably age. The underlayment protects your roof from deterioration and keeps out moisture and leaks. With a routine roofing inspection, the Stanley’s team can determine if your roof or underlayment is in need of replacement.

  • Cracked or Broken Tiles

  • When tiles crack or slide, your roof’s underlayment becomes exposed to sun and rain, causing it to deteriorate. If those cracks go unnoticed for too long, it can serve as an entry point for water causing water spots on your ceiling, fascia, or soffit. Fortunately, tile damage can usually be spotted from the ground, so as soon as you see one, contact your local roofer to have it repaired before the damage gets out of control.

  • Clogged Gutters

  • Debris clogging up your gutters and downspouts can keep rain and water from flowing away from your roof and the foundation of your home. If it’s been a while since you last cleaned your gutters, grab your ladder and safety equipment, and start removing debris. Or, call in a professional to help get your gutters in great shape.

  • Faulty Flashing

  • Sometimes tile roof leaks are the result of poor installation. The unfortunate truth is that some contractors just want to get the job done, and get it done quickly — which can mean cutting corners where flashing and transitions are concerned. These are critical to your roof, and if installed incorrectly, water will be able to get under the tiles and cause damage.

Contact Stanley’s To Repair Your Tile Roof

When it comes time to repair or replace your tile roof, contact the tile roofing experts at Stanley’s. Our team has been installing and repairing tile roofs in Central Florida for more than a decade and can keep your roof in great shape during Florida’s rainy season. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.

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