More often than not, the cause behind issues with a tile roof, concrete or clay, is the underlayment material beneath the tile. The length of time the underlayment will last depends on type and quality of material used originally, and how well it was installed. A typical underlayment will last anywhere from 10-20 years on a concrete or clay tile roof.
If the underlayment is in poor condition, it can be replaced. We can either pull the existing tile and set it aside to relay later, or we can remove it all and haul it away, and install new underlayment and new tile.
It’s important to note that breakage will occur when pulling roof tiles and setting aside; the existing tile may no longer be manufactured, and/or the color (even if the same color) may not match exactly due to weathering of the tile on your home.
We do have a large bone-yard of various types and colors of tile, both discontinued and currently manufactured, but we cannot guarantee finding a perfect match. However, we will match it as closely as possible and try to hide the new tile in an area of the roof that is not visible from the ground. This would need to be determined upon inspection.
Please note that with clay, depending on the type of tile (soft or hard clay) and the installation method used (nailed, mudded etc), it may not be possible to save much of the existing tile. This will be determined upon inspection.