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Eric Stromer shows us a quick and easy process to replace a tile. Thanks, Eric:
4 Tile Roofing Choices for Indianapolis,
Tulsa and Oklahoma City Residents;
Repair, Restore, Replace Or Reset
Tile roofing repair is not an easy DIY task. Supply, knowledge, safety and cost are a few
of the hurdles. If you’re going to attempt to repair tile roofing in Indianapolis, OKC or Tulsa,
have a good plan before you begin. The time and dollars saved can be significant.
First, inspect your tile roofing material and roof structure. A thorough inspection saves
time, money and ensures you’ll have the right expertise and materials. Make notes regarding
the condition and measurements of tile, wood decking, rafters, furring strips, flashing,
underlayments, pitch and any other roofing products or perforations to the roof and tile
For those without the experience or means to perform these tasks, contact a professional
Indianapolis, OKC or Tulsa tile roofing repair company with expertise in the inspection
process. The best of them will offer these services at no charge. Request this service when
scheduling an appointment with the tile roofing contractor.
This checklist can assist you in deciding the type of repair or replacement your tile roof
requires and most economical choices for achieving them:
1. Proceed with caution. Walking on a tile roof could be costly. Roofing companies that
specialize in tile may wear special gear to walk on or inspect tile and/or steep roofs.
New roof tiles can usually be repaired with specialized tools. Spare tile, instant mortar, color
mix for matching and mending broken tile, and high-quality sealer are a few critical tools.
Although the time needed for repair may be short, the professional know how and availability
of tiles to match may be your primary challenge. Consult with a professional before starting.
2. Restore and Reseal. Save your good tile. Regardless of whether your tile roof material
is made of concrete or clay, barrel or flat tile, quality tile lasts 50 yrs. and more! Unless hit
by very large hail or gale force winds, the majority of tile roofs may be cleaned, mended,
restored and repaired.
Even after a couple of decades, most tile will have just a few chips and cracks. However, it
is very likely to appear stained, dirty and worn. Try pressure cleaning and resealing it by a
professional tile roofing repair company. Tile roofing company specialists from Indianapolis,
Tulsa or Oklahoma City will have experience with matching local brands of tile and their
unique cleaning needs.
However, don’t expect pressure cleaning to completely restore any tile. Most tile materials
are porous and require maintenance to resist stains. Still, the right cleaning products
and chemicals can stop leaks and help restore tiles to look great at any age. Best of all,
restoration can be done at a fraction of replacement cost.
3. Detach and Reset. From a budget perspective, a complete tile replacement becomes
necessary when 20% or more of tiles are cracked, chipped or missing. While detach and
reset can be expensive, it can save thousands of dollars when compared to a total re-roof.
If this option makes sense for you, match your tile color, type and brand with the help of
a local tile roofing company. Carefully remove tiles, replace rotted wood trim and decking
before adding a layer of ice and water shield over the entire roof. Re-flash with lead sheets
and add mortar to ridge, chimney and other appropriate perforations. New tiles usually
represent about 20% of the field and should be blended evenly to mask color differences.
4. New tile may be necessary. If your roof has too much breakage or too many leaks
to consider repair or restoration, find a top quality roofing company in your local area with
references and knowledge.
Hire a qualified Indianapolis, Tulsa or Oklahoma City roofing company to manage this project
for you. Do your homework and don’t forget to check their Better Business Bureau score.
Qualified, licensed tile roofing companies in Indianapolis, Tulsa and Oklahoma City may
have an A+ score at the BBB.
Check references. Better tile roofing repair companies from Indianapolis, Tulsa and
Oklahoma City offer references included in their literature. Look for customer references,
with name, phone and address.
For literature or more info, contact tile roofing repair expert, Marcus Pfenninger at…
405-241-4011 Oklahoma City