Tile roofing offers many benefits, including design options, durability and ease of installation and repair. If you have a tile roof that is having problems or if it just has a number of years on it, you might be considering having the roof repaired. This is something that most of us do not go through regularly, so it’s a good idea to review what to expect during the time that the roof is being repaired.
Once you have a roofing contractor that you can trust, they will inspect the roof, including the material and the roof structure. Doing such an inspection may help to reveal any additional problems that exist with the roof which could end up costing you more money if they are not repaired at this time. Some of the different repairs that may take place on a tile roof include restoring the existing tile and resealing it, detaching tile and resetting it again or removing the tile and replacing it with new tile. The latter is typically necessary if extensive leakage is a problem.
Comply with Local Roofing Laws
In most areas, it is necessary for you to pull permits for the repair job. This is something that typically takes place at the city or county office and a variety of permits may be necessary. If you have a contractor, they are going to be familiar with how to pull the permits so that you remain in compliance with local laws. Although it may be tempting to try and do a small job without the use of permits, it can end up costing you in the end. Not only may there be a long delay in finishing the job, you may end up with fines because of not pulling those permits as well.
If more than a handful of titles are going to need to be replaced on the roof, a dumpster may need to be rented. This is also something that can be handled by the contractor. For smaller jobs, the roofing company may be able to take away the titles in five gallon buckets, which will save you some money in the long run. It will also not be necessary for you to rent a dumpster if the tiles are going to be pulled and put back in place again.
Matching Older Tiles
One of the more common questions that is asked by homeowners is in regards to replacing tiles that may now be obsolete. Depending upon the type of tile, it may take some time to locate an inventory but there are typically options that are available which will help to make the job seamless. Discuss this with your contractor and ask to see a sample of the replacement tile before any are ordered, as they may not be able to be returned.
Having a tile roof repair done will offer you many benefits. In many cases, a roof that is repaired properly will last you for years until it eventually needs replaced. By hiring a contractor that is familiar with roof repair and familiarizing yourself with the process, you will be more likely to be happy with the outcome.