Broken roof tiles can occur due to natural wear and tear upon the structure, or due to a general lac of maintenance. Often homeowners forget that roof tiles can crack or break, even if the roof is in overall good condition. It is essential to recognize that there are a wide variety of causes when it comes to broken roof tiles, so that greater priority can be placed upon ensuring that breakage is prevented, or that roof tiles are repaired or replaced as appropriate.
Causes of Broken Roof Tiles
- Melting and freezing of snow (in climates where this occurs).
- Heavy rains
- Falling objects (including building materials and tree branches)
- The presence of animals
- UV rays which cause deterioration that can manifest itself in a variety of ways
- Overflow of water from dirty or damaged gutters
Roof Tile Repair
In circumstances where the damage is limited, broken roof tiles may be repaired by a professional. However, it is important to have the condition of the roof assessed. In many instances, it becomes more worthwhile to replace the roof tiles than repair them, particularly when further damage is likely to occur.