When to replace or repair a tile roof

The first thing that needs a thorough look at is the tile itself. You need to see if there are any broken roof tiles and, if so, is it an excessive amount of broken tiles? If you have more than 50% of the roofing tiles that are broken or cracked, then a full replacement would be recommended. To try and repair a tile roof with more than 50% breakage is not cost effective.
The second thing is the condition of the underlayment below the tile roof. Older tile roofs typically have some kind of felt underlayment such traditional organic paper. The thickness can range anywhere from 15lb to 90lb underlayment. Most roof tiles are porous and not waterproof so the underlayment is of vital importance in keeping the roof watertight.
Often times we find that the felt paper fails, even thou the tile itself is in good condition and has many years of useful service life remaining. In these cases, we can perform a “lift and re-lay,” where we remove the existing tile, felt paper and flashing system and then install new flashing, underlayment and re-install the original roof tiles. The “lift and re-lay” method can save homeowners money.
The third thing to consider is the flashing and penetration flashing's. Tile roof flashing must be evaluated to determine their remaining service life and if they are found to be in good condition, simply repairing damaged tiles can add many more years of service to the existing tile roof.

Should you need help or a free estimate on repair or replacement of your tile roof, give us a call at 832-537-2317.  You can also request a quote online by visiting our website at http://www.avalanchecontractors.com

Avalanche Contractors
20211 Eden Pines
Spring, TX 77379