Terracotta Roof Repair

Terracotta tile roofs are amazing, but, even better than that, they are long-lasting. When well cared for, terracotta tiles can protect your home for up to a hundred years. You will enjoy them, they will protect your children, and even your grandchildren may live under the same terracotta roof.Screenshot 2

If you have purchased or built a home with a terracotta roof, you’ve made a good investment. You probably won’t have to replace it in your lifetime. It would be best if you kept it maintained and well-repaired, though. Royce Roofing is here to help you do it.

Terracotta roofs can suffer from diverse problems. Tiles may crack and break. At times, they may slide down, leaving underlayments exposed to the elements. Cyclical freezing and thawing cause damage to tiles. Salts from environmental pollution may cause terracotta to corrode. Terracotta tiles are also victims of moss, lichen and mould. (this can be pressure washed etc) These growths cause more rapid deterioration and restrict the flow of water. Finally, metal features like valleys, vents and flashings may rust and cause leaks.

When you notice any damage to your terracotta roofing, you must act quickly. Even if you can’t see any cosmetic damage on the exterior of your home, you may notice some tell-tale signs in the interior. Any water entry, staining, or mould means that you should take immediate action to prevent widespread damage.

If you notice sliding tiles, don’t wait to call up roofing experts, like Royce Roofing. When terracotta tiles slide down, they expose the underlayments of your roof to the sun. Deterioration of the underlayments causes leaks and rot. In fewer than 90 days, the elements may cause extensive, irreparable damage to your roof.

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You need to worry about any damage that impedes the flow of water from your roof. If the edge of your roof is damaged, it may mean that some water is becoming trapped. This filters into the underlayment and rots it. Checking soffits for rust is one way to tell if this is affecting your terracotta roof. Valley failure and build-up of moss, lichens and mould can cause similar kinds of problems.

The experts at Royce roofing know how to inspect terracotta roofing for any of the problems mentioned above. We know what action to take in each of these situations. After we evaluate the condition of your roof, we will come up with a plan.

Keep in mind that if your roof has suffered from years of neglect and disrepair, you may need to consider reroofing completely. This is the case if more than half of the terracotta tiles are damaged. Of course, our roofing specialists at Royce Roofing will help you choose the right option for your home at a competitive price. We also stock a wide variety of roofing tiles so that you can pick the right ones for your home.

If your roof has sliding tiles, our specialists will reinstall them. We can replace cement mortar. In the case that the mortar shows minimal signs of damage, we can use a flexible pointing product to protect it from further wear and tear. We can replace your rusting valleys. Royce Roofing has over 200 different kinds of roofing tiles in our stockyard. If we need to replace some tiles on your roof, we will find the right match. We can remove any moss, lichen and mould with a pressure wash.

It is essential to know that clumsy repair work performed by someone unfamiliar with terracotta can cause extensive damage to roofing. For example, using sealant instead of mortar can trap moisture in terracotta tiles. Another common mistake is applying an impervious coat which also traps moisture. This trapped moisture will cause terracotta tiles to corrode more quickly. Royce Roofing are experts in terracotta, and we know the right way to care for your roof.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us by filling out the form here on the website. We will get back to you quickly through an email. You can also call us with your questions about roofing at this number. We love giving helpful answers.


Anton ErmakovAnton Ermakov
22:04 30 Nov 22
I bought prima and paint for my roof there. The product quality is awesome. Highly recommend.
Nikesh NanooNikesh Nanoo
08:35 22 Nov 22
Had my roof done in August and everyone was very helpful and friendly - it was a big job and fairly reasonable having obtained other quotes. Other companies also charge $$ for replacing tiles and other small items whereas RR included them.A few days ago, I heard a tapping sound coming from the ceiling and contacted Royce Roofing to have a look and see if they could fix the issue. They followed up with me and got someone to come out immediately. Upon checking, they discovered small cracks on two tiles which they replaced.Very happy with my experience from obtaining quote through to after sale warranty - highly recommended.
Jo MaJo Ma
04:36 25 Nov 21
It’s not easy to find good roofers; based on online reviews, we decided to try Royce Roofing. Hannah from Commercial Sales used a drone to provide us with evidence as to the state of our roof. Utilising this technology meant that we were able to see for ourselves the condition of our roof. Hannah was honest and straight talking and she kept us in the loop as to how long it would take for us to have our roof repaired.With all the storms Melbourne is experiencing; all roofers are flat out right now. It was worth the wait to get Dale to do our roofing repairs. Dale treated our place like his own and gave us excellent roof maintenance tips. Dale worked hard to complete our job in a time efficient manner whilst also doing a high quality repair. The outdoor area was hosed down and cleaned so that there was no damage to our plants/planter boxes below. Dale was polite, friendly and honest. Once again, photos were provided as evidence of the job Dale completed.The service provided from Royce Roofing from the receptionist, to sales, roofers and the accounts department is professional and attentive. The management of this company are obviously working hard to create a great environment for their team and are to be congratulated. Thanks Royce Roofing.