3 Tile Roofing Problems To Be Aware Of


3 Tile Roofing Problems To Be Aware Of

In a previous blog, we discussed the many options that Douglass Restoration Inc. can provide when it comes to roofing repair and replacement. These days, many people in Port Charlotte are drawn to tile roofing as a way to make their home stand out from the pack.

As we pointed out in the past, tile roofing has many advantages over other types of roofing, including longevity, style, and increased safety. But as your roofing repair expert in Port Charlotte and Sarasota, we know all too well that there’s no such thing as a completely perfect roofing material. While they're fairly manageable given all the obvious advantages, here are some of the disadvantages of tile roofing.

Disadvantages Of Tile Roofing

  1. Weight - It’s no secret that tile roofing weighs quite a bit more than metal roofing or traditional roofing shingles. This weight can be a challenge if your roof isn’t built to carry it. In some cases, homes in Southwest Florida require the services of a structural engineer who can reinforce attic beams to hold the added weight of tile roofing if you are considering changing to a tile roof.
  2. Fragility - We’ve already discussed the fact that tile roofing can withstand years of sun, heat, rain, and hail with minimal roofing repair. Unfortunately, these aren’t the only things your tile roofing has to deal with. Walking on tiles while cleaning gutters or repairing chimneys can cause serious damage. Always hire the tile roofing repair experts at Douglass Restoration to carry out any needed alterations. We know how to access your tile roofing in such a way that it doesn’t damage the shingles.
  3. Underlayment Maintenance - While tile roofing can last for many years without repair, the same can’t be said for the underlayment on which the tiles are installed. The underlayment is the primary water barrier on a tile roof. If you require tile roofing repair service, Douglass Restoration will carefully remove the tile roofing in the affected area, replace the underlayment, and install tile over the new underlayment, blending the repair with the existing roof as much as possible.

Douglass Restoration Is Your Tile Roofing Expert In Port Charlotte

Do you have more questions about tile roofing or any type of roof repairs? Contact Douglass Restoration Inc. in Port Charlotte today!