Tile roofs are incredibly popular in the East Valley. They add curb appeal to any southern style home and extra protection from the weather elements that tend to hit Arizona. Did you know your tile roof is actually made up of several parts that create an entire system? One of the pieces of your roofing system is the underlayment and it is one of the most important.
Most homeowners do not realize their tile roofing underlayment will likely need to be replaced before the rest.
Arizona’s sunshine, extreme heat, and monsoons can take its toll on the underlayment and cause it to wear quicker than the tiles on your roof. To help you better understand when your underlayment needs replaced, we’re going to offer you 4 signs your underlayment needs replaced.
What is roofing underlayment?
Before we dive into the signs your underlayment needs replaced, it is important to understand what it is and its function within your roofing system. Roofing underlayment is a water resistant material installed between the roof deck and tiles. It is used to add a protective layer against the elements to keep water out of your home and prevent mold growth.
4 Signs Your Underlayment Needs Replaced
- Missing or Damaged Tiles – Physical damage to the tiles on your roof or if they are missing can cause additional damage to your underlayment. The longer your roofing underlayment is exposed to elements without the protection of your tiles, the easier it is for the underlayment to be damaged and need replacing. If you have tiles that are missing or damaged, it is incredibly important for you to schedule service with your trusted roofer.
- Water Circles Inside Home – Water circles are never something that someone wants to see inside their home. This could be a sign of a few different issues within your home and one issue may be with your roofing underlayment. As we noted before, the underlayment is designed to be water resistant and help keep water out of your home. When it fails and needs replaced, water circles may appear inside your home. Call your local roofing company to have them examine your roofing system and offer you the best solution to repair your roof.
- Age – A tile roof has a lifespan upwards of 50 years and the underlayment typically lasts between 25-30 years. If you have never replaced your roofing system or had it examined by a licensed roofer, it may be time! They should be able to give you an estimated age if you do not know how old your roofing system is too. While age may not be the only reason to replace your underlayment, it does offer a good sign that it may be time. Schedule an inspection and discuss your options with your trusted roofer.
- Soffit, Fascia, or Gutter Damage – When water can’t properly be drained from your roof, it can back up and further cause damage to your underlayment. Excess water around the edge of your roof can rot the roof deck and underlayment meaning you will need to replace it before you need to replace your tiles. If you notice damage to your soffit, fascia, or gutters, you may also want to have a roofer examine your underlayment too. They will be able to discover your tile roof underlayment issues and offer you the best way to repair them.
If you notice any of these signs that your underlayment needs replaced, contact Craven Construction. Our team is available to assess your home and provide you with a FREE estimate to repair or replace your roof underlayment. We bring over 19 years experience to each and every job and are experienced with roofs of all sizes.
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About Craven Construction
Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over 19 years of residential and commercial experience, we are here to serve you and all of your roofing needs.
Our team of experienced roofers is licensed and knowledgeable in working with all types of roofing. We offer high quality roofing services and are capable of getting your project completed in a timely, efficient manner.