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Question DetailsAsked on 1/16/2013

We have a leak in a small section of our Tile roof and we would like to know of a reputable Contractor to contact in Simi Valley, CA.

The roofing is cement tiles (Southwestern and the leak has caused a small stain in the ceiling of our Master Bedroom! We would need to have the attic space inspected to determine the extent of the leak and an assessment of how much of the Tiles would have to be removed to repair the underside of the roof, beneath the Tiles? We need to trust the Contractor and feel we are not being cheated!

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Hi Charles,

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Answered 7 years ago by JP


Most likely the leak is being caused by a broken tile or a flashing that was installed improperly, I bet you will find a cracked or broken tile. Before you start it is important to find out the brand and color of the existing tile.Every other row of tile are nailed, while in some areas the bottom three rows and edges are nailed and the rest are loose laid. The corner on the lap channel is the culprit. When walking on tile walk on the bottom overlap never the centers. You be surprised its very easy to replace.All you need to do is just push up on the tiledirectly above the cracked tile, if its loose it will move if not push on the row above it. You will need to push up three tiles to remove the broken tile.then carefully pull each tile into place no nails are required.

Answered 7 years ago by MitchUllom

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