Clay Tile Roofs Tucson
Clay tile roofs are among the oldest forms of roofing materials, dating back to 10,000 B.C. Clay tiles offer a number of advantages:
- They are long-lasting, particularly in the heat and sun of the Southwest,
- They offer a great variety of colors and shapes, and
- They can be formed into distinctive patterns.
So long as the tiles do not become cracked and the roofing structure itself is done well, Clay tile roofs can last for many years.
Common Reasons for Clay Tile Repair
While clay tiles start out as individual tiles, once installed on a roof, they become part of a single integrated roof structure. Like a chain, the integrity of a roof structure is only as strong as its weakest point.
With clay roof structures, commonly one portion of the structure becomes weak due to a cracked or damaged tile or due to the interlocking nature of the tiles becoming loose at some point which may cause the tile to separate. When either of these events happens, water then has a path to the underlying roof structure, which can also lead to a pathway to the interior of the home, such as ceiling drywall.
As a result, although the roof may appear on the outside to only have require minor repairs for a couple of broken tiles, if these repairs are not made promptly (particularly before the monsoon rains), significant damage can result.
Clay Tile Roof Damage Requires Prompt Repair to Avoid Significant Water Damage
If you have seen signs of water damage on the interior of your home, such as on walls or ceilings, it’s important to find the source of the water pathway and have this problem fixed as soon as possible so that significant further damages not occur. Please call us so we can help you get this problem fixed.