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Apr 16

Signs It’s Time for Roof Tile Replacement: Identifying Damage and Weather

It’s easy to put off replacing your roof tiles. Yet doing so is bound to lead to serious issues with your

home’s structural performance. So, what are the telltale signs that it’s time to replace your tiles? Here, we explore some of the major signals to look for when inspecting your roof tiles for everyday wear and tear.

 

Water damage

If you’ve noticed water damage inside your home, it often means your roof tiles aren’t living up to expectations. After heavy rains or strong winds, rainwater can get under your tiles, invading your roof cavity and leading to issues like stained ceilings, musty smells and dripping sounds. If you’ve noticed any of these, it’s time to carry out a thorough roof inspection.

 

Cracked or missing tiles

A properly maintained tile roof can last for decades. But that doesn’t mean individual tiles can’t fail due to Australia’s harsh climate or extreme weather events. If the scorching sun or wild winds have cracked or blown away a roof tile or two, replacing them as soon as possible is essential. Otherwise, rainwater can enter the roof, leading to leaks and rotting beams.

 

Sagging spots

If you’ve noticed what looks like a sagging spot on your roof, don’t wait around to see what happens. As this means the supporting structure under your roof is starting to fail, either from the sheer weight of the tiles or gradual weather damage, it’s a clear sign something is wrong. If not dealt with quickly, you can expect major problems to arise in the future.

 

Moss and mould

You should always look for moss and mould both inside your home and covering your roof tiles. With the former a sign that moisture is getting inside, structural damage is likely not far away. Meanwhile, mould and lichen that build up on the exterior of your roof can limit how rainwater is dispersed, potentially causing harmful leaks and corrosion.

 

Chat with the experts

Need a roof replacement or repair? The specialists at Hooky’s Roofing can help you choose the perfect product for your home. Contact the friendly team at Hooky’s Roofing today on 0408 026 601 or fill out our online enquiry form to learn more.

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