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Why do you need a strong roof on your home? To support Santa's sleigh, of course! In a more realistic sense, however, a strong roof is important for your home's protection. It keeps the wind and rain outside, and it also insulates your home against the chill of winter and the heat of summer. Most people think of roofs as being made from shingles, but roofers can make a strong roof from slate, tile, metal, or an array of other materials, too. We hope that as you read this roofing blog, you gain a lot of knowledge about the profession and about roofs in general.


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Here Is How You Know That Time To Repair Your Tile Roof Is Now

Tile roofs are popular all over the world because of their durability, excellent quality, and style. They come in all sizes and colors, and you can install them on residential and commercial property. Modern tile roof designs will offer you excellent ventilation and need very little maintenance throughout the years. However, you still have to take care of the roof if you want several decades of service from it. The key thing is looking for anything indicating that it is time to repair your tile roof and contacting a seasoned roofer to fix the problem. Here are three ways you can tell that it is time to restore your tile roof.

When Water Starts Seeping From Under the Tiles

For your concrete tiles to work perfectly, they need a completely waterproof underlayment. No water should seep under the tiles, especially when the tile roof is new. However, the water may likely seep under the tiles due to various reasons. So if you notice that water has begun seeping from the under tiles, hire a roofer to work on the roof even if it's still new. In most cases, as the roof ages, some tiles might curl, and others go missing because of weather damage. But whether age is the cause of the problem or not, you should consider getting professional roof repairs to expand the tile roof's lifespan.

When You Can See Streaks on the Fascia Board

The other way to tell that your roof has a problem that needs fixing is when you have streaks on the fascia board. Usually, streaks signify that the tar, tiles, and other roofing materials have bonded with the gutters. It is a serious issue because it makes the gutters and the fascia look more worn out than they should. You might want to repair the problem each time it comes up. However, it's advisable to hire an experienced roofer to assess the underlying cause of the problem and permanently fix it. 

When the Interior Ceiling Gets Stains

The other sign indicating that your tile roof isn't in good shape or has issues is when the interior ceilings have stains. Stains indicate that the roof could be leaking. Never underestimate any level of staining on the ceiling, regardless of how negligible it may be. The stains mainly form when there is a hole in the roof, and water keeps seeping under it. 

Your first step should be to find a roofing contractor to assess your tile roof as soon as you see signs of damage. With their help, you can rectify any damage before it gets to your home's interiors.