The Durability of Clay Tile Roofs

Dec 28, 2018

Clay tiles are one of the roofing materials favored by homeowners. Known for their tough fire and moisture resistance, long life span and low maintenance qualities, this material is easily one of the most popular in the country today. However clay tiles are not immune to the damage brought about by harsh weather conditions. Minor damage can be easily repaired, but serious ones may need the assistance of storm damage restoration specialists. Here’s what you need to know about their durability:

Durable, but Brittle

It’s well known that these tiles have a high resistance to fire and moisture. However, it needs to be said that clay tiles are brittle. The center of the tile has the highest resistant point; the rest of the layers are prone to cracking and chipping, and can easily be damaged by heavy impact. Freak hailstorms and other heavy objects can easily cause them to break.

Major damage on a clay tile roof can easily be spotted, even by the untrained eye. However, there might be other signs that can give you a better idea of your roof’s current durability. To prevent any further damage don’t hesitate to get a
storm damage roof repair provider to assist you in any way possible when it comes to clay tile concerns.

Repair and Replacement

Minor damage on clay tiles are easily fixed. Chips and breaks can be repaired without having to get new tiles. All you need is a roofing mortar and a day with no rain in order to ensure that the curing process is completed.

Major problems, which includes missing pieces, huge cracks, or any damage that cannot be fixed by the simple placement of roofing mortar, can be delicate. For this reason, it’s best to contact a
storm damage restoration company for help. In order to prevent further damage and to help you maintain your clay roof tiles.

At Viking Contractors, LLC, we provide our clients with a variety of roofing options–including clay. And we also educate them about the pros and cons of each material. If you’re interested in speaking with us about a roofing project, you may contact us at (612) 567-5522, or fill out our
contact form. We serve Rochester, MN.

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