The roof of your home serves many purposes. It provides shelter and protection from the elements and protects your home’s interior from moisture and water damage. A properly maintained roof can last for decades, but if you live in an area with heavy rains or snowfall, you may have to replace your roof more frequently.
Why do Roof Tiles need replacement?
Roof tile replacement is an important project for any homeowner. It is necessary because the roof tiles are subject to wear, tear and damage that can lead to leaks, poor insulation, and even mold growth. Furthermore, clay tiles shrink as they dry out and crack when they become wet. This is why you often see cracks in your roof tiles after a rainstorm.
One of the most common reasons for roof tile replacement is water damage caused by a leaky roof. If you have a leaky roof, you need to replace your tiles immediately before mold or rot sets in. In addition, when hail storms or tree branches fall over your home’s roof, replacing your asphalt shingles is also a good idea.
There is wear and tear or damage to them.
Another reason for replacing your old clay tiles with new ones is that they look worn out or damaged from years of exposure to the elements. Over time, these tiles will fade away and become brittle, so they can easily break off at their edges when people walk around on them while cleaning up debris left behind by hurricanes or other severe weather events that occur during hurricane seasons (May through November).
What Causes Roof Tiles to Crack?
Clay roof tiles and other materials can crack when exposed to heat or cold for extended periods. Other factors that may cause your roof tiles to crack:
- Poor installation—incorrect installation can result in tiles cracking. This is especially likely if the temperature or humidity changes between when the tile was installed and now.
- Water damage—if leaks in your attic or walls cause water damage, you may notice cracks in your roof tiles because water causes damage to clay over time.