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Common Problems With Tile Roofs

Clay tile roofs have been used for hundreds of years. They are extremely durable, completely natural, they hold their color well, and can last over 50 years. Due to their long lifespan and beautiful aesthetic, they also come with a premium price tag. However, just because they look great, are expensive, and are durable does not mean they come without their share of problems.

While clay tile roofs are very durable, they cannot be walked upon like an asphalt roof. Checking minor problems should be done by a professional to avoid breaking tiles and causing larger problems. This may be seen as a hassle by many homeowners, but it will prevent problems from escalating.

Over time, tiles can become cracked or can slide. When this occurs, the underlayment becomes exposed and will deteriorate. Deterioration means that water can then seep into your home and cause significant damage. Clay tile roofs must be checked regularly to make sure everything is in place.

Valley failure can sometimes occur as your tile roof ages. The result of valley failure can be nearly catastrophic due to the volume of water that travels down those valleys. It is important to have your roof inspected regularly and to have repairs made as needed.

If you have any other questions about your clay tile roof or any problems you have discovered, contact Outdoor Creations Roofing at (918) 558-ROOF (7663).