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Why you need to fix broken roof tiles

Performing a roof inspection a couple of times a year is crucial to ensure the longevity of your roof. A little maintenance can go a long way in identifying potential roof problems before they become significant issues. Ignoring even minor issues, such as a broken tile left unrepaired, can result in costly repairs.

A concrete tile roof comprises two main components: the underlay, which is the waterproofing membrane installed over the roof’s wood sheathing substrate, and the concrete tiles, which form another layer of waterproofing installed directly over the underlay. If a tile is cracked and exposes the waterproofing membrane to direct UV rays, it can lead to rotting of the underlay, causing leaks that may potentially cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in damages and repairs.

Mushroom Tiles
Mushrooms growing out of the roof.

As you can see from the photo above this tile has long been broken and the hole is filled with tree litter and mushrooms growing out of it!