The Biggest Tile Roofing Mistakes That Roofers Should Avoid
Installing a tile roof is a challenging task. Aside from working with heavier roofing materials compared to asphalt shingles and metal roofing, ceramic tiles are also more expensive. This means roofers can’t afford to make the following mistakes.
Failing to Check the Building Codes
Some Jacksonville roofers think putting up a tile roof is fine if they’ve already built one before. However, some make the mistake of not checking the building codes. If a new roof is checked, and the inspector discovers that it goes against the local building codes, the homeowner might be fined, and the roof asked to be torn down or modified.
Ignoring Manufacturer’s Specifications.
Reputable roofing experts like us know that putting up a tile roof goes beyond laying them in neat rows. Tile roofing must be installed according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Failing to follow these specifications (placing tiles too close or far, using fewer nails, etc.) can compromise the roof’s ability to perform as advertised, resulting in early repairs or even replacement.
Not Installing Flashing Over Pitch Transitions
Roofers know that flashing should be applied along places where the roof intersects with the wall, but some make the mistake of just using sealant to cover pitch transitions (the parts where the roof changes in steepness). According to our experts, pitch transitions are especially vulnerable to creating leaks so they should be covered by actual flashing strips.
Not Having Ridge Anchors
When roofers forget to add ridge anchors to secure tiles in high-ridge areas, they become more vulnerable to getting knocked off during a storm.
Get a tile roof that can keep your home protected from the worst weather conditions. Stonebridge Roofing, Waterproofing, and Exteriors is the leading roofing company in the area. You can call us at (904) 262-6636 to request a quote.