Roof Repairs and Restoration: Broken Roof Tiles

Broken roof tiles can do a lot of damage to your property as leaking water can find its way to the beams or frames of your roof leading to structural damage that can result to costly roof repairs. There are many reasons why roof tiles get broken. For instance, walking on weak roof tiles or ones not directly supported from underneath will lead to breakage. Lack of necessary maintenance and normal wear and tear can also be a reason.

In addition, roof tiles can also be damaged by improper placements or if the tiles have been laid down too close to each other. What happens is that when the tiles become hot due to the heat of the sun, they expand and clash with the neighboring tiles. This expansion will then lead to the formation of cracks and breakages on the tiles. This is why in very hot areas, many professional roofing contractors often recommend property owners to use a heat reflective compound. This compound is applied on the tile roof in order to reduce the heat that they absorb, and therefore reduce the chances of them expanding and breaking.

Another reason why roof tiles break is because of cold weather and frost. When they are manufactured, roof tiles are treated with a protective coating that prevents excessive moisture from entering the roof tiles. As roof tiles age and because of the outside elements, these protective coatings become thinner or the roof tiles lose these protective coatings all together, thus allowing the tiles to absorb too much moisture which then leads to the tiles breaking much like a water bottle in a freezer.

This is why it is important to have your tile roofs regularly checked and maintained by professional roof contractors and roof restoration experts. Such companies will often offer a wide range of services which can be very helpful in protecting your roofs and ensuring their longevity. These services can be very helpful in assisting you with the different issues that normally plague roofs. You’ll want to make sure that you hire companies with years of experience and the necessary knowledge to complete this task successfully, since only they will be able to properly identify the problem or issue with your roof and therefore deal with them effectively and efficiently.

Along this line, you may also want to consider roof restoration services if you have serious damage with your tile roofs. These roof restoration services can do a lot of wonders in reducing your need for constant roof maintenance services and more importantly, costly roof repairs. In addition, roof restoration services can also help to beautify your roof and return them to their once pristine look. If you are in need of such services, please feel free to get in touch with us at 1800 61 00 11 or leave a message in our contact page.

 

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