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Warning Signs Your Home Needs Roof Tile Replacement

It can be a challenge to know whether your home has roof issues and even more difficult to tell if you need roof tile replacement. Fortunately, there are some warning signs that can indicate that there is a potential problem. Prompt tile replacement can reduce the risk of larger and more costly issues developing in the future, so it is vital to be on the lookout for these warning signs.

The Interior Warning Signs

While the most logical step to check your roof may be to get your ladders out, there are actually a number of warning signs that can be visible inside your home. There are a number of issues that can be seen on the interior of your roof, so it is worth heading up into your attic and looking for the following issues.

  • Dark Streaks: Streaks can be an indication that moisture is leaking in from your roof and have started a mould problem. Dark streaks and spots are often a reliable indicator of a damp problem and should be investigated immediately.
  • Water Damage: If there is any sign of water or leaks inside your home, it can be a result of broken tiles that are in need of replacement. While leaks inside the home can be caused by damaged pipes or leaking fixtures, if the signs of water damage are in your attic or appear where there is no pipework, it is worth investigating the condition of your roof tiles.
  • Light Spots: If you walk through your attic and can see light entering in, it is likely to be due to cracked or broken roof tiles. Even small holes can create a noticeable beam of light, and a secure roof should not allow any light to intrude into the home.
  • Sagging: If there is any form of sagging, it indicates a potentially serious structural issue. Broken tiles can allow water to accumulate in roof rafters, causing damp and rot. This causes the wood to start to lose structural integrity, and parts of the roof can start to sag. This is a serious issue that requires immediate attention, but it may be remedied by tile replacement.

Exterior Warning Signs

While there are some interior signs that can provide a good indication of a roof problem, an exterior inspection can uncover issues that are not visible from inside your home. The exterior warning signs include:

  • Damaged Tiles: Obviously damaged tiles are a reliable indication of a need for roof tile replacement. If you have any tiles that are rotting, torn, worn, cracked, buckling, loose or curled, they will need to be replaced.
  • Algae or Moss: If your roof has algae or moss, it is an indication of potential moisture damage that can lead to rotted roof tiles.
  • Granules in Your Gutters: If there are pieces of roof tile in your gutters, it is a sign that you have tiles that are deteriorating and are in need of replacement.

Roof tile replacement can provide a solution to a number of roof issues and prevent a need for more serious and costly repairs. Even a single broken roof tile can compromise your roof and allow water to infiltrate your home. If you suspect you have any damaged or missing roof tiles, our recommended experts can help you with professional roof repairs and tile replacement.