Roof repair is the process of restoring various components of the roof to a functional condition after damage. A leaky roof can be quite annoying, especially during the rainy season. In spite of their durable nature, roof tiles are also known to break. The tile roof repair process can become quite challenging, especially if you are new to it. When looking to conduct roof tiling repairs, there are certain things you need to be aware of.
Spotting the Warning Signs – There are several warning signs which will immediately tell you that you need to repair your roofing tiles to prevent further damage. For instance, when you notice either dampness or leaking under the roof, then the tiles might be slipped or cracked. Also, in cases of high and mighty winds, a loosely fitted tile might be blown off exposing the felt underneath. The exposed gap will weaken the structure of the roof, and with time, more tiles will be blown as well. This needs to be quickly fixed to prevent rainwater from getting into the house.
Repairing Small Holes and Cracks – Another common problem with roofing tiles is the development of holes and cracks. To sort this out, you will need plastic roofing cement to fill the defects. This will prevent the roofing tile from further deterioration which might result in breakage. Before you start, you have to ensure that the tile is clean and free from any residue which might reduce the effectiveness of the filler. This will be achieved through scrubbing the area with a wire brush. Once this is completed, you can spread the plastic roofing cement accordingly to join the crack or seal the hole.
Fixing a Big Crack or a Broken Roof Tile – Once a roof tile is broken or extensively cracked, then it needs to be entirely replaced. This will be achieved through carefully prying up the overlaying tiles to expose the spoiled ones. Care is required to prevent any damage to the non-cracked tiles. The second step will be to destroy the ruined tile and clear the fallen pieces. You should also remove any nails left behind to leave room for fresh installation. You then should take the replacement tile and spread some roofing cement along its underside. The adhesive should be evenly divided to promote perfect balance. The replacement tile should afterward be slid into position carefully to follow the roof's sequence. Once this is done, restore all the non-cracked tiles in a gentle but tight fit to prevent any future damages.Share
20 October 2017
Hey! Welcome to my blog. My name is Walter and I live in Alice Springs, Australia. Last year, I woke up in a state of shock. The roof of my home had collapsed. I walked out into what use to be my living room only to discover a complete disaster zone. There were bits of slate and wood everywhere. Thankfully, no one in my family was injured. I called in a local roofing company and I worked with them to replace the roof. I learnt a lot about roofing during that week so I decided to start a new blog.