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A tile roof adds a great deal of curb appeal to any East Valley home. Easily blending with the landscape, complementing any Arizona house, and strong enough to not crumble under the blazing sun. Walking around any neighborhood, you will know that tile roofs are the favored material for homeowners. 

Much like any other material though, tile roofs can incur damage and require standard maintenance and repairs. One of the most common repairs you can expect for a tile roof is to replace a tile that has slipped. Could a tile that has slipped be a sign of further damage?

Common Causes of Tiles Slipping

Corroded Nails 

Tiles are secured to the rest of the roofing system with nails. Over time, as these nails are exposed to the elements, including rain, sun, and whatever else Arizona throws at us throughout the year, they can corrode. As the nails completely corrode, it can cause the tile it is holding to slip out of place. 

If you notice a tile has slipped, be sure to contact your trusted roofing expert immediately. They will be able to assess your roof and offer you an estimate to make necessary repairs. It is important to keep in mind, if you have one roof nail that has gone rotten, you may need to replace them all if proper nails were not used when the roof was initially installed.

Corroded Wood

Wood can deteriorate for many reasons and cause significant damage to a tile roof, including tile slippage. Water damage, bug infestation, and old age are the most common causes of rotten wood. If you believe your roofing materials have been compromised by water or insects, be sure to call a roofer right away before the small issue turns into a large, more expensive one!

Wood corrosion is not something that should be taken lightly. As the wood beneath your roofing tiles start to corrode, the rest of the materials holding your roof together will become loose. This could cause your tiles to start slipping. A few tiles out of place might appear on the surface to be just that, but could indicate a much larger problem below. Schedule an appointment with your roofing company to examine your tiles and help you understand what caused the slip.

The Elements

As your home’s number one defense against the elements, it is not uncommon for a few tiles to slip after a strong storm. Heavy rains and winds can dislodge roofing tiles and cause them to shift. While you can prepare as much as possible for a bad storm, you never know what mother nature is going to throw at us.

After a storm, be sure to examine your roof and look for any missing or broken tiles. It is most important that these tiles are replaced as your underlayment will be exposed. Many roofers can see an influx of appointments the few days after a heavy storm. Be sure to call several companies, install a temporary roof if you can, and notify your insurance.

Call An Expert

The most important thing to do when you discover a tile or two has slipped is to call your trusted roofing company. They will be able to provide a proper assessment of your roof and let you know why your tiles have slipped. Most roofing companies offer a free estimate to perform necessary repairs.

Craven Construction is your East Valley trusted roofer! We provide quality tile roof repair, maintenance and installation. Our team brings over 19 years of experience to each and every job and we hold all necessary insurances and licenses. Call our office to speak with our roofing specialists and schedule your FREE estimate.

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About Craven Construction

Craven Construction is dedicated to providing our customers with honest and reliable roofing services. With over two decades 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.