Tile clips can cause havoc on for your home!
Depending on your house's location and age, a certain type of tile clip may have been used which are notorious for leaking and causing a water leak issue.
How does water enter the ceiling you might ask?
Through the leaking tile clips.
If you see water stains on your ceilings it may be from water dripping down from the end of the nails on the tile clips. Some clips were nailed on to the battens in the roof to provide protection against wind lift - see right hand picture above. The problem with this tile clips is that over time, dirt and grit gets caught on the clip and water pools and travels up the clip due to capillary action and drip from the nail head onto your ceiling. The clip on the left is the clips we use to secure roof tiles. They secure under the roof batten and water cannot travel down them.
How did the customer know there was a roofing issue?
This job that we completed last week had been leaking for years.
There was scattered water stains and mould patches throughout the ceilings of the home. This is an obvious sign that the tile clips are the cause.
This is how we rectified the issue:
- Removed all roof tiles and roof clips
- Reinstalled original roof tiles and new tile clips
- Water tested to ensure no further water leaks
If you have the older style leaking tile clips on your home and If you want to protect your biggest asset - your home, we recommend to have them removed and replaced. The damage to your ceiling and plaster can be significant over time and will end up being a costly repair bill.
If you have questions about your roof and if the leaking tile clips have been used to secure your roof tiles, contact us today. We would be happy to assist you with your roofing needs.
Below are the jobs progress photos