A Small Cracked Roof Tile and the Big Problems It Can Cause
While a cracked roof tile may not sound like something to worry too much about, if not repaired right away, it can cause serious issues. Even minor damage to a roof tile can let wind and rainwater infiltrate the roof structure, which will cause more damage and even leaks. So, what caused your roof tile to crack, and how do you repair or replace it? Today Istueta Roofing shares more information regarding the causes of cracked roofing tiles and repairing solutions.
The Most Common Issues With Cracked Roof Tiles
The most common types of roof tile problems are easily avoidable. The main issue with cracked tiles is that it allows water to enter, which can cause all sorts of damages, including mold and mildew resulting in health hazards, damaged walls/ceilings as well any belongings inside your house.
- Structural Damage:
The liquid nature of water and its ability for absorption means that it can move more than expected. When structures under roof tiles become exposed to water/moisture, rot sets into place easily, causing structural damage which may spread further interiorly throughout your home-staining drywall ceilings and walls.
- Health Hazards:
The water from a roof leak can seep into the structure of your home, causing mold and mildew. This triggers allergic reactions in some people with asthma or allergies that are already sensitive to dust mites within their environment- which could make them more susceptible. In addition, water leaking around electrical appliances and outlets introduces the risk of electrocution, fire, and electric shortage. Getting rid of mold can be an extremely difficult and costly exercise.
Take Action: Don’t Dismiss Your Cracked Roof Tile
If you catch a cracked roof and roof leak in its early stages, it can be easily fixed. The cost of repairing or replacing tiles will be much less than what happens if left unattended for long periods of time.
The best way to fix a cracked roofing tile is to hire a professional roofer. An experienced Miami roofing contractor will be able to repair the damage expertly without risking more damage to the neighboring roof tiles. They will already have all the safety equipment and necessary tools, as well as the ability to identify any other potential problems with your roof and advise you on proper roofing tile maintenance.
If you’re considering installing a new Miami tile roofing system, call us today at (305) 671-9190 or click here to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, take a moment to view some recent examples of our work here and view some tile roofing videos here.