The average life of a roof tile is between 15-25 years. Of course, there are numerous factors that contribute to the longevity of the tiles. However, like all things in life, roof tiles will eventually need to be replaced.
How to Replace a Roof Tile
When a roof tile needs to be replaced, many homeowners aren’t sure how to replace it. Don’t stress, the process is relatively easy and won’t take up a lot of time. To replace a roof tile, the process is as followed:
Ensure Ladder Safety
Before climbing onto your roof, correctly position your ladder and ensure it is firmly planted on the ground. Never let the ladder hang over gutters.
Climb the Roof
Once your ladder is properly secure, climb onto the roof. If possible, use climbing ropes to help protect you from falling.
Safely Remove the Tile
To remove a damaged roof tile, you can do so with or without equipment. If do want to use equipment you will need a brick trowel and 2 pieces of wood. Carefully slide the trowel (or your hand) under the damaged tile, and using the wood carefully lift the overlapping tile. Once enough room has been created, carefully remove the broken tile. If the tile is badly damaged, be sure to wear gloves.
Fit the New Tile
Once removed, carefully place the new tile into position. Be careful not to damage the existing tiles in place. If you need a guide, we have an instructional video on our Facebook page as a reference.
Inspect the Roof
While you are up on your roof, it is a good time to inspect the entire area for other damage. However, only do this if you are 100% comfortable being on top of your roof.
Replacing a roof tile is a simple process, but one that needs to be treated with caution. If you need a roof tile replaced, but aren’t confident in doing-it-yourself, call the professionals. Get in touch with Choice Roof Restoration by calling, (07) 3294 6706.