Can You Rehab a Tile Roof?

Common Problems with Tile Roofs

Tile roofs are known for their durability and aesthetic appeal, but like any roofing material, they are not immune to issues. Over the life span of a tile roof, homeowners might encounter several common problems.

Some of the most common issues associated with tile roofs include:

  • Cracked or broken tiles are frequent issues, often caused by heavy impact or wear over time.
  • Slipping tiles can also occur, usually due to improper installation or failing fasteners, leading to gaps in the roof's coverage.
  • Underlayment deterioration, caused over time by natural degradation of the materials.
  • Color fading due to constant exposure to the sun.

Addressing these issues promptly can help significantly extend the life of a tile roof. Yet, how do you go about repairing a tile roof? And what if your roof is damaged substantially? Can you rehab it? Keep reading to find out.

Rehabilitating a Seriously Damaged Tile Roof

Rehabilitating a seriously damaged tile roof to restore its longevity and functionality can be an investment. However, given their extreme durability and unparalleled longevity, it is often worth renovating and repairing tile roofs.

Before beginning this project, we encourage you to schedule a professional inspection with us to assess the extent of the damage. The team at Lyons Roofing can identify obvious problems like cracked or missing tiles and subtler issues such as underlayment deterioration. We can then help you determine the scope of the rehab project and whether the investment is worth it for you and your needs.

Our Comprehensive Approach

After the assessment, the next step is directly addressing the damage, from the roof's structure to sealing the tiles against future damage. If your roof has structural issues, such as damage to the roof deck, we will start here, working our way out. Ensuring that your roof's construction is in good condition provides a secure base for the succeeding layers.

For roofs where underlayment deterioration is a concern, removing the old tiles to replace the underlayment is necessary. This process ensures the new underlayment provides a solid foundation for the tiles and safeguards against future leaks.

In cases where color fading is significant, options include applying a specialized coating that restores the tile color and offers additional protection from the sun's UV rays. This coating can help extend the life of the tiles and improve the roof's overall appearance.

What if My Tile Roof Has Been Discontinued?

If your tile roof has been discontinued, we at Lyons Roofing can guide you in exploring every possible option for a satisfactory restoration. Whether that means determining the viability of seeking out reclaimed tiles that match your existing roof, considering a complete reroof with a new, less costly material like asphalt shingles, or another solution, our priority is to find an effective and efficient way to protect your home while maintaining its aesthetic appeal.

To learn more about our approach to repairing and replacing tile roofs in light of discontinued roofing materials, review our website here

An Eye Towards Code-Compliance

Successfully rehabilitating a seriously damaged tile roof involves meticulous repair work and a deep understanding of the roofing system as a whole. A major part of this is understanding local, state, and federal building codes.

At Lyons Roofing, we know first-hand how important adhering to building codes and standards is. As a licensed and insured roofer, we fully understand all relevant codes and regulations, and we never cut corners regarding safety and compliance.

Are you concerned about the state of your tile roof? Contact us online to discuss your repair and renovation options.