Known for their endurance and longevity, tile roofs have undergone numerous advancements to make them highly capable of providing ventilation, shedding water and standing up to the elements. To ensure the systems’ long-term performance and allow homeowners to enjoy their unique benefits, however, professional installation is necessary. For this project, an experienced roof repair and replacement contractor will make sure to avoid certain mistakes during installation.
Failure to Adhere to Building Codes
Any job done on a tile roof will most likely require permits. Securing one for your project helps ensure that the roof is installed by the pros based on the local building requirements. A tile roofing system that is built or repaired under updated codes are sturdy and have less chance of collapsing.
Disregard of the Weather and the Local Climate
An experienced roofing contractor always considers the weather. During installation, the pros always keep themselves informed about the latest weather forecasts. When laying down the tile pieces on the roof deck and underlayment, they make sure to schedule it on a warm day. This is to allow the adhesive used to put the tiles in place to dry completely.
A reputable roofer utilizes a specific pattern of installing clay or concrete tiles based on the roof’s pitch or slope. The objective, after all, is to create a waterproof roofing system that sheds rainwater runoff properly. In roofing systems with a pitch of more 2:12, the pros first lay down the row of tiles along the bottom edge of the roof slope, working upwards toward the peak or ridge.
At John Peters Roofing, we install a wide variety of roofing materials for low-sloped and steep roofing systems. Aside from tile, we also work on cedar shake, asphalt shingle and metal roof installations. Our certified, skilled, and experienced roofing repair and replacement specialists know to complete your roof project quickly and within your budget.
Call (317) 786-3315 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Indianapolis and the surrounding communities.