Tile Roof Leak

A roof leaking is not only a massive inconvenience, it can also be dangerous too. If you discover a leak in your roof its important to check it as quickly as possible.

The first step in fixing a leak is to find out exactly what is causing the leak. Finding this can sometimes take longer than doing the actual repair.

Finding the exact cause of the leak is extremely important as well as choosing experienced roofers to carry out the repairs properly. We can repair the leak, inspect, and detect any other problem areas that may cause future problems to give you a total peace of mind.

Tile Roof Leak

Common tile roof leaks

1. Broken or cracked tiles

The first thing to look out for when a tile roof leaks is any broken or cracked tiles, even if the roof is not that old a cracked tile can occur.

2. Flashings

Lead can last an extremely long time but can split over a long period of time. Silicone can work as a temporary solution, but a lead flashing that has split will eventually need replaced.

3. Ridge Capping

If you find the mortar around the ridge capping is loose or in poor condition, this can cause leaking ridge tiles. We find this if the ridge pointing is cracked and coming away, water can get in-between the cap and the pointing. The solution for this issue is to re-point the ridge capping. Sometimes it will require re-bedding ridging, then re-pointed in flexipoint.

4. Valleys

If you have a look at the valley and find it has rusted through it will leak. It can also be blocked with leaves or tiles that have slipping in causing it to be partially blocked, this can also cause leaks inside the roof.

This is just a small list of common issues Promain encounter on a day-to-day basis, there are many more. If you have a tile roof leak or something you would like more information about, then please email sales@promain.co.nz or contact us via phone.

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