Roofing/Spanish Tile Roof leak...
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I have Spanish tiles for roof in my house of 10 years. (We just recently bought the house). During the last downpour this PM we had a leak over our garage area, where it is difficult to visualize the roof.
O What are the most common reasons for this type of roofs to leak?!
• Are there any tricks to walking on these tiles?
• Any rules of thumb in ref to weight, etc?
• How often should I hire someone to inspect the roof?
• Any general advice you could give me?
Thank you very much!
There are a few general areas where a tile roof leaks. Typically it is in the areas around valleys and vents.The overall process of a tile roof does not allow for to many leaks in the field (tile in the middle of the roof). This would be a good starting point.
As far a walking on the tiles.The clay tiles can get pretty brittle especially when they age a little. The concrete types of tiles are safe to walk on most of the time. I would have the roof inspected every two years as a general rule.
If you do have brittle tiles i would recommend you get a contractor out there who knows how to walk on and inspect without doing damage. Sometimes this can almost be impossible to do.
I sure hope this information is helpful.
Thanks for asking
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