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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via phone.