When a roof tile is broken it is sometimes necessary to repair it with silicone as there are not always any spare tiles when you need them.
Here we demonstrate the correct method for fixing a broken roof tile if you are using roof silicone. We make the point that filling the watercourse on both sides of the broken tile is extremely important. Too many tradespeople and DIY home owners will use silicone only on the broken edge and when the water runs down the tiles watercourse it can be blocked by the silicone and then back up into the roof. Filling the watercourse will also increase the overall strength of repaired tile.
It is always better to use a new tile to fix roof leaks but in this case there were no spares at the house and a heavy rain is predicted for that evening. The homeowner had already experienced some leaks the night before.
Grayson’s Gutter Cleaning have many years of experience with all different types of residential and commercial roofs across the suburbs of Melbourne. While cleaning your gutters and down pipes, we will always keep an eye out for any issues with your roof and notify you of the problem, e.g.:
- broken or cracked roof tiles
- incorrectly installed down pipe strainers
- areas of your roof like roof valleys that are capturing dirt or water run off
- entry points for pest birds like noisy miners and starlings, or animals such as possums and rats
- previously installed gutter protection or gutter guard that is no longer doing its job
If we are able to safely and properly fix the issue with your roof on the spot — e.g. fixing a broken roof tile — we are able to do that. Otherwise, we will happily provide advice on the best course of action.
For more information on our gutter cleaning services, call us now on 03 9899 5886