Sometimes there is nothing else left to do but to replace your roof. Installing a new roof means that you can protect the interior of your home and keep the exterior looking good, but there are other advantages to a roof replacement too including better insurance rates, increased property value, and better energy consumption.
Does My Tile Roof Need to Be Replaced?
How Long Does A Tile Roof Last?
A tile roof built using today’s standards and guidelines should last a minimum of 15 years, with most lasting up to 30 Years. There are a lot of determining factors, such as environmental and what underlayment is used.
Nothing will ruin your roof faster than the acid in bird droppings. The best advice I can give a homeowner is when you see birds nesting on your roof; you should get them off as quickly as possible before they nest and consider your roof their home. If you have a bird problem already, call in a bird removal expert – they cost a lot less than a new roof.
Roof debris is another item that will shorten the life span of your roofing system. Keep trees and leaves off of your roof. Roofs are designed for water to flow down and off quickly. Debris, especially in the valleys, can prevent water from flowing and create a water dam. Water dams can allow water to back up and flow under the roof system, causing a leak.
How Much Does It Cost To Replace The Underlayment On a Tile Roof?
How steep is your roof? The pitch factor (how steep) of your roof will also factor in tile roof underlayment replacement cost.
Steeper pitches require more safety protocols and slow down production. In addition, workers get paid higher wages to install on top of steep roofs because of the added danger and the slower rate of the product. Also, steep roof pitches don’t allow the material to be loaded onto the roof; the workers must hand load the material as they go, which also costs more.
The best way to answer this question is to say if you have a standard concrete tile roof that isn’t above a 6:12 pitch over a home with approximately 3000 square feet of roof (not livable square feet), you should budget $10,000 for a tile remove and reset. On the other hand, if you are looking to throw away your old tile and purchase the new tile, you should budget $15,000 for the same roof. Those two numbers give you an idea; I cannot stress enough how every roof is different and if you are in the market to get a new roof, call for a roof estimate; they are free.
Signs I Need To Replace My Roof
Tile roofs are tricky; you usually can’t see a problem before it is a problem because the tile hides the underlayment. If you want to prevent water damage to your home, the best thing you can do is to keep an eye on your roof with roof maintenance.
When your roof is new, it is important to have the inspection done to identify any possible quality issues that might appear within the first few years. After that, we are looking for any possible problems you should avoid, such as bird or rodent issues, any minor damage that may have occurred from a storm or a third-party contractor, and roof debris such as trees or vines.
As your roof ages 10-15 years, we will look for signs of the underlayment reaching its full life expectancy so that you can prepare for a new roof when the time comes. Signs that we look for are dried out, brittle, shrinking, and curling underlayment. If you leak, but your underlayment is in good condition, we check for proper overlapping underlayment. If the underlayment wasn’t installed correctly, your roof can only be a few years old and need to be replaced. Just like your favorite cotton t-shirt, your roofing underlayment shrinks in the heat over time. If not enough overlap was given, then your tile roof lifespan shrinks as well.
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