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ROOFING INSPECTION & REPAIR
AMERICAN CEMWOOD ROOFING
BEST ROOFING PRACTICES
BUILT UP ROOFS
CATHEDRAL CEILING VENTILATION
CERTIFICATIONS for ROOFING CONTRACTORS
CHIMNEY FLASHING Mistakes & Leaks
COLD WEATHER ROOF TROUBLE
DECKS, ROOFTOP CONSTRUCTION
EPDM, RUBBER, PVC ROOFING
EXTRACTIVE BLEEDING on SHINGLES
FIRE RETARDANT PLYWOOD
FLASHING on BUILDINGS
FLAT ROOF MOISTURE & CONDENSATION
Green House or Solarium Roof Leaks
HEAT TAPES & CABLES on Roofs for Ice Dams
ICE DAM PREVENTION
MASONITE WOODRUF FIBERBOARD ROOFING
NOISE CONTROL for ROOFS
PLASTIC ROOFING TYPES
PVC, EPDM, RUBBER ROOFING
ROOF ARCHITECTURAL STYLES - PHOTO GUIDE
ROOF CLEANING RECOMMENDATIONS
ROOF COLOR RECOMMENDATIONS
ROOF INSPECTION SAFETY & LIMITS
ROOF LEAK DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
ROOF NOISE TRANSMISSION
ROOF REPLACEMENT SNAFUs
ROOFING FELT UNDERLAYMENT REQUIREMENTS
ROOFING MATERIALS, Age, Types
SADDLE CONSTRUCTION at CHIMNEYS
SNOW GUARDS & SNOW BRAKES
STANDARDS for ROOFING
STRESS SKIN INSULATED PANELS
TEST LABS - ROOF SHINGLE
TREES & SHRUBS, TRIM OFF BUILDING
TRUSSES, Floor & Roof
UNDERLAYMENT REQUIREMENTS on ROOFS
VENTILATION in BUILDINGS
WALK-ON ROOF SURFACES
WARRANTIES for ROOF SHINGLES
WORKMANSHIP & ROOF DAMAGE
Clay tile roof wear & damage: in photographs & text this article describes & explains the causes of all types of wear and damage that can be found on clay tile roofs by visual inspection. These include roofing tiles that are cracked, broken, pitting, spalled, loose, or missing, and of course, leaks in a clay tile roof.
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Our photo of a tarred roof valley and damaged interlocking clay roof tiles (above left) was taken from a ladder at roof edge. At above right, on a barn on the Roosevelt Estate in Hyde Park NY, ice and storm damage have broken many of these rectangular flat roof tiles.
Our photo (above left) shows broken clay roof tiles, a very common clay tile roof defect that is also a common leak source.
At the photo lower left corner you can see a pair of replacement clay tiles that have been put in place, but more replacements are needed wherever a broken roof tile is found. Carson Dunlop's sketch (above right) illustrates the most common locations where cracked or broken tiles are found on clay tile roofs.
In some climates clay tiles may also become damaged by spalling from freezing when the tiles were wet.
Foot Traffic Advice: Walking on Clay Tile Roofs
Removal of Roof Tiles May Be Necessary for On-Roof Access
Hidden Structural Damage Below Clay Roofing Tiles
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about wear & damage to clay tile roofs
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