Maybe you haven’t noticed. But if you take a drive through neighborhoods in Hollywood, FL, many homes have roofs made from tile. But now that we’re in the heart of summer’s rainy season, these roofs will take a beating. The sweltering South Florida heat and torrential afternoon storms can eventually cause wear and tear on your home’s roof. If you’ve lived in Hollywood for several years and have never had roof problems, consider yourself fortunate. Tile roofs are probably best suited for South Florida’s weather conditions because they’re very durable. But just like any type of roofing material, tile is also vulnerable to the harsh demands of South Florida’s climate. Now is the best time to get your roof inspected to ensure it remains strong and sturdy throughout the summer.
Tile roofs have been around in Hollywood since there were houses. In fact, the origins of tile roofs go back to ancient Greece. Back then, tiles were made from clay or slate. But today’s tile roofs are primarily ceramic. Why are tile roofs so popular? First, tile is very effective at repelling water and provides superior insulation. They also offer aesthetic beauty to the exterior of your home and come in a variety of colors and textures. Because they are resistant to leaks, homeowners rarely have to worry about water entering their home.
While there are many great qualities to tile roofs, nothing lasts forever. Most homeowners with tile roofs rarely expect a leak. But they can still happen. In many cases, leaks in tile roofs are a result of the felt underneath the tile. The felt is an asphalt-based product and can become brittle with age. Depending on increased cold or hot weather, the felt will expand or contract and will eventually crack. Although the tile will repel most of the water, some can trickle down to felt and accumulate to cause a leak.
Now is the time to make sure your tile roof isn’t vulnerable to a leak. The professionals at J & K Roofing, Inc. have been Hollywood’s source for roof repair, maintenance and installation for more than 30 years. As Hollywood’s premiere roofing contractor, our professionals can conduct a roof inspection to make sure it’s properly securing your home. Getting your tile roof inspected by a professional is crucial because they are trained to identify any type of potential problems or leaks most people would never spot. Don’t attempt to climb on top of your roof and risk injury. Call the roofing professionals at J & K Roofing, Inc. today at (954) 961-9879.