Tiled roof repairs and maintenance can be a daunting task. Especially when you have no idea what to do, what price to expect or what service is needed. Here are 5 things we think you should know about tiled roof repairs:
1. Tiled Roof Repairs Are Cheaper Than Replacements
If the damage or roof leak is minor, a repair will cost significantly less than a replacement. A roof replacement should never be your first option unless you have the funds and it is a process you WANT to do. Or if the roof structure is severely damaged or leaking. Otherwise, a roof repair solution is always an option.
2. Tiled Roof Repairs Are A Skilled Trade
As much as people like to think they can repair or replace damaged roofs, we wouldn’t recommend it as a DIY project. You could do more damage than good if you attempt it yourself. Not to mention the safety risk behind climbing onto a roof when it is not a task you do everyday.
3. It May Not Be Your Roof Tiles
If you think you need a tile roof repair because you have a leak, it may not be the tiles at all but rather your roof ridges. Often roof ridges are poorly waterproofed with cheap cement and paint found at your nearest hardware. This is not what roof repairs should consist of. The roof leak can also be caused from your gutters. Either your gutters are blocked or they need maintenance as well.
4. Waterproofing Products
Most waterproofing products available through hardwares and DIY stores are of poor quality and aren’t designed to provide long term solutions for your roof. Generally DIY products are a ‘cash cow’. This should not be the case with the waterproofing products used for your roof repair, which brings up to our next point…
5. Ask For A Guarantee
A tile roof repair done correctly should be issued a guarantee for no leakages of AT LEAST 1 year. If the roof repair contractor is not comfortable with issuing guarantees, we recommend you find someone who is.
We hope this will help you the next time you need a roof repair! If you ever need any advice regarding your roof, our team are always on hand to assist you where possible.