So you’ve found a roof tile that has fallen off your roof. Should you be concerned?
The short answer—yes. If you’re finding tiles, that means your roof is compromised. Your roofing tiles have a significant role in protecting your home. Without them, your house risks exposure to storm damage, water damage, or insect infestation.
Whether it’s one roof tile or a few, you need to be ready to take the next steps to ensure your roof stays protected. If your house is losing shingles, here are a couple of things you can do to help make sure the problem doesn’t get worse.
Determine the Cause
There are a number of reasons why a tile might fall off your roof. Determining what the roof problems are is the first step to handling them.
Weather Effect On Roof Tile
Storm damage and precipitation like hail, snow, or heavy rain are often the leading causes of falling roof tiles. If this is the case and you know there has been inclement weather, assess how bad the damage is. If necessary, contact your insurance company to let them know about the damage and make a claim.
Roof Traffic Endured by Roof Tile
Have you been walking on the roof? When walking on the roof, homeowners can often damage roof tiles, especially if the weather has been hot. Heat can make tiles more pliable and prone to splitting or cracking, so be wary if you’re trampling across your roof.
Age of Roof Tile
Is your roof old? Typically, roofs that are over 15 years old are at a greater risk for losing tiles because they are more worn and cannot hold up as well as they once did. If your roof is up there in age, this could be a probable reason your roof is losing tiles.
Improper Installation of Roof Tile
If you can’t determine any other causes for why the tiles would be falling off, it may be an issue with the initial roofing installation, especially if you have a newer home. An improper installation can lead to many problems, not just tiles falling off. You could even need a new roof if the original roofers messed up the job.
If you suspect your tiles may have been improperly installed contact the company who completed the installation to review their work and your warranty if applicable.
Contact Your Roofing Contractor
If roof tiles are falling off your roof, you’ll want to contact your roofing contractor immediately. Leaving loose or damaged tiles unmanaged can cause much more serious problems down the road like water damage and insect infestation.
Roof repair is no easy feat. Thankfully, Najars Roofing offers everything from residential to commercial roofing services. Let us help you feel more confident in the state of your roof after damage occurs.
Roof Tile Repair
If you’re worried about your roof’s integrity after finding a fallen roof tile you want to find a solution quickly.
Whether you just need a patch job or a complete replacement, Najar’s Roofing is here to help! Contact us to schedule an appointment or check out some of our other services!