Can You Replace Individual Roof Tiles?

Let’s imagine you’re driving along the road happily, listening to Taylor Swift really loudly as you always would. You suddenly hear a ‘pop’. Fortunately, it’s not the Taylor Swift CD breaking – it’s one of your tyres. When you’ve got a burst tyre, you don’t go out and replace all four of them, do you?

That’d be a bit of a waste. The same goes for roof tiles: when you’ve got one, two or multiple cracked ones that need replacing, you wouldn’t replace the whole roof. You’d simply address the ones that need repairing and return happily to ‘Love Story’ by Tay Tay.

The answer is: yes, you can replace individual roof tiles. But while you’ve got your favourite roofing company up on your roof, you may as well take care of a few other things too. Your roof will thank you for it.

Inspection

Before any tiles get replaced, your roofing expert will do a thorough inspection of your roof to see if any other tiles have been damaged, or any other parts of the roof that have wear and tear. Then, before they set to work, they should run you through their findings. When you’ve got the run-down, that’s when they should start work.

Other broken tiles, or tiles that needs repairing

A lot of the time when you’ve noticed one broken roof tile, there’ll be a couple of others that need attention too. This could include tiles that have cracked slightly in which they can be repaired, or tiles that have become quite damaged and need replacing. There wouldn’t be much point in calling your roofing company over for one individual roof tile and not replacing the others while they’re there. Not replacing the other tiles could risk larger problems like leaks and ceiling damage.

Gutters

Another thing that should be inspected while your roofers are there to replace an individual roof tile is your gutter system. If your gutters have rusted or sustained damage over time, then it’s a must that we do something about them. Often, roofers find that dysfunctional gutters create roof leaks and are a breeding ground for insects and other nasties. Taking a comprehensive look at your roof while your roofing team is at your place is a great way to prevent bigger problems from occurring.

So while you can replace individual roof tiles, it’s always best to replace or repair whichever ones need attention. This way you can rest assured that your roof is well-maintained and won’t create bigger headaches in the future. If you need any individual roof tiles replaced, look no further than Royce Roofing. They’re experts in all areas of roofs, including tile replacement, gutter repairs and much more. For an affordable and reliable service, call up the team at Royce Roofing today.