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What can cause tile roof damage?

Roof tiles are a hardy and long-lasting material to construct roofing out of. In a perfect world, with no outside influence, roof tiles would most likely last a lifetime. However, being outdoors, they are subject to weather, animals and other issues that can cause damage. It’s important to get tile roof repairs completed as soon as you notice or suspect there to be an issue. But what causes damage in the first place? Read on to find out.

WEATHER
Cracks and imperfections in roof tiles can develop over time from exposure to normal weather. One bad weather event and these imperfections can turn into large cracks or complete breaks due to impact damage.

Hailstorms are one of the most common weather events to damage roof tiles. We’re all to familiar with seeing golf ball sized hail stones and sometimes larger that can come down during storm season. Hail stones of this size can quite badly damage and even completely break roof tiles.

Storms in general can cause damage to roof tiles as debris such as heavy sticks and branches can come down on your roof also causing damage.

BIRDS
Birds are also a common culprit of impact damage. Birds like to be on roofs as they will peck at the moss that naturally grows under roof tiles. If there is any type of small hole or imperfection in your roofing, a bird will find it and further damage to nest underneath them. They also commonly cause damage by dropping stones whilst flying overhead.

POOR INSTALLATION
Poor installation of roof tiles can cause stresses on the roofing, leading to cracks and breakage faster and more often than normal. An inspection from a reputable company will be able to tell you if your roof has been installed properly or not.

If you’re in need of quality tile roof repairs, go no further. With over 40 years of experience specialising in tile roof repairs, we know how to get the job done right. Call the friendly Brisbane Tile Roof Restorations team today for a free quote.

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