When you notice that there is a leak or when you see a crack in one of your roof tiles, you may decide that you can simply perform the repair yourself. While roof tile replacement can be a DIY job, you will also want to make sure that you do not make several common mistakes and that you know exactly what you should be replacing.
Determine Whether You Need To Replace The Tile, Underlayment Or Both
If you notice that your roof is leaking, this does not mean that you necessarily need to replace the roof tiles. The underlayment system is often the portion of the roof that fails and leads to leaks. Tiles are porous and will not adequately protect you from leaks if the underlayment system becomes damaged.
Count How Many Tiles Must Be Replaced
Before replacing any tiles, count how many tiles will need to be replaced in the first place. If more than half of your tiles are damaged, you may want to consider having your entire roof replaced.
Choose The Right Tile
When replacing a tile, it is crucial that you choose the exact same type of tile to replace it with. Even if the tile is the same color, if it is not the same type, it will stand out and look awkward. Also, the a different type of roof tile might not pop into place properly.
Be Careful When Removing A Tile
It can be difficult to remove the old pieces of tile. However, you will still need to be gentle when prying away old pieces of tile because it is easy to damage other tiles unintentionally.
Inspect The Flashing System
Remember to inspect the flashing system. If it looks like it is in good condition, you can simply replace the tiles. However, if the flashing is very deteriorated, you may need to replace them as well. Reusing the flashing can save you money, but depending on where you live, it might not be allowed under the local building codes.
Consider Getting An Estimate
If you are not sure whether you will be able to replace the tiles yourself, you should contact a roofing company to get an estimate. By knowing how much it will cost to replace a roof tile, you will be able to determine whether you are willing to spend the money to hire a professional or do it yourself.
For a roofing contractor, contact a business such as Quality Roofing and Reconstruction.
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