Tiles are common amongst the majority of roofs across Britain, however, as like lots of materials, they do have their problems. It is vitally important to be aware of problems with your roof tiles early in order to avoid more expansive and expensive problems further down the line, so to help you out with this, we at Abbey Roofing have detailed seven potential roof tile problems you should always be on the lookout for.
1. Tiles are made from porous materials which are renowned for absorbing water and falling foul of weathering. As the tiles can hold onto water, there is always the potential for this to get to a point where the additional weight begins to put a strain on the framework.
2. Moss can be a very big problem with tiled roofs as again this can absorb water which in turn increases weight, whilst also having the potential to push up tiles and expose the felt underneath as it grows. Moss attracts birds which feed off it and can damage the tiles in the process.
3. Cracked tiles can also occur after water or snow on the roof freezes and expands. These cracked tiles are then at a greater risk of falling off the roof, which will leave the felt underneath exposed to the elements.
4. Any form of felt that is exposed can quickly begin to perish as it remains open to the elements for a significant period of time.
5. Once felt has perished, rainwater will then reach the sarking board underneath which is only made of chipboard, so will easily absorb the water and lose its structural integrity.
6. As a direct result of the deterioration of the sarking board, wet and dry rot are more likely to arise which can result in severe problems, such as the sagging of your roof.
7. Rain gets swept around in the wind, making it more likely to penetrate into gaps which can then lead to damp patches appearing inside your loft space and even on the ceilings of upstairs rooms.
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