We install and repair standard and lightweight tile roofs. Tile roofs are considered a lifetime roof, but they do require some maintenance. There are some common issues with tile roofs, that can be avoided if they are regularly inspected and properly maintained.
Most, older homes were not built to support the weight of standard tile. If the roofing system of choice weighs more than 600lbs per square, it is important to have the attic checked by an engineer to determine if extra bracing is necessary to support the weight. Tile manufacturers will send out an engineer free of charge to make an inspection and detail the requirements needed. Lightweight tile doesn’t usually require extra bracing but they do break easier.