The tiles on a tile roof crack and break easily if not maintained (waterproofed and protected with paint) properly. It is more so with cement tiles, as soon as the protective paint wears down, the roof is vulnerable to the elements. Water is absorbed and the tiles perish. The tiles will fail, water will enter the roof and accumulate as moisture (damp). This is when timber starts to rot and mould grows. Rotting timber is the cause of the roof structure to fail, the roof will collapse. Mould will lead to the occupants falling ill.
Description of the condition of the property
The protective layer of the tiles on this roof is lost and the cement filling between the tiles forming the ridge of a roof is separating.
When the cement filling on the ridge of a roof separates water will enter the roof. Damp inside the roof help with the rotting of timber and the growth of mould.
Here we find a classic situation where roof maintenance and waterproofing is left for too long which lead to the cement filling on the ridge to separate. Water will enter the roof and damage will happen. Medical expenses and the replacement of the roof as a consequence will cost the owner a lot.
We have to clean the roof and do roof repairs where necessary. Waterproof and paint with UV resistant paint protects the roof and its occupants.
Work to be done
The roof needs to be cleaned of all dust and debris by means of a high-power hose. Damaged and cracked roof tiles must be replaced. Waterproofing on the roof ridge, flashing and valleys must be done properly. Use quality UV resistant paint to seal the entire roof.
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Tile roofs that are properly waterproofed and painted lend esthetics to the property.
With roof repairs, waterproofed and painting of the roof properly done, the occupants can rest assured that they are protected against the elements. A 5-year guarantee certificate on the material and workmanship is issued byTremco.