Our roofing company, Old Time Roofing advises that cracked or broken tiles should be repaired immediately. Old Time Roofing is the best choice for roof repairs in St. Petersburg FL. If you prefer to handle a smaller job yourself, Old Time Roofing provides the following advice for St. Pete homeowners:
For a small hole or crack in a tile, clean the area with a brush and then fill it with plastic roofing cement.
To replace a broken, cracked, or missing tile, start by lifting the tiles above the damaged area. If the damaged tiles cannot be easily removed, carefully break any large pieces. Remove any nails. Apply roofing cement on the undersides of the replacement tiles, then slide them into place and press firmly. The adhesive will hold the tiles in place, eliminating the need for nails.
Old Time Roofing Roofers have over 100 years of experience providing roofing services in the Pinellas County area.
Repairing leaks yourself may be more challenging. Old Time Roofing suggests that the leak may not be directly beneath the damaged part of the roof. Water can enter the roof and travel down the roof void, appearing at a weaker point. You may need to climb up to the loft or roof void to check for dampness or roof damage. It may be possible to see through a small opening or observe water tracks. Mark the location of the hole or similar issue with a nail so you can locate it from above. It is likely that the leak is caused by a damaged roofing membrane under the tiles or slates, which may not be visible from the outside. In such cases, it may be necessary to remove the tiles in order to use roofing cement to repair the membrane. This post was written by Ted Williams! Ted is the owner of A Old Time Roofing which offers the best roofing companies in Pinellas County! Ted is a Master Elite Weather Stopper GAF Roofing Contractor, a double award winner of Best Steep-Slope Contractor from GAF and achiever of Master Elite Consumer Protection Excellence from GAF. He has been serving the Pinellas County area since 1978. Old Time Roofing has a tradition of quality workmanship, servicing residential and commercial properties.