We continue our three part series on tile roofs with Patrick D. Morin. On Monday, Patrick talked to us about how a tile roof is constructed. Today, Patrick explains what happens when a tile roof beings to crack and ultimately what can happen to your home.


What we do if this were a visible area, is we pull an old tile from the back of the house where no one can see it, put it up in the front where everybody can see it so it blends in, and we use the new ones in the non-visible area. There’s another tile up here that looks like it was hit by a branch that you can’t see from below, but you can see it’s been hit pretty hard, and it’s just feeding water down inside. Here’s the moisture, these shakes sit on a slate, and my finger is touching it. The moisture would stop here and rot out this paper.

If you have a tile roof and would like to make sure it’s staying in tip top shape, call on Roof Life of Oregon to perform one of our free roof maintenance inspection’s.

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