While tile roofs are becoming less common in modern houses, Australia still has plenty of homes with tile roofs. Tiles are an excellent roofing material, so even though we prefer metal sheet roofing such as Colorbond® steel, tiles are still popular. The problem is, they can either be extremely easy or extremely difficult to repair, and you might not know until you get stuck into the job.
Broken old tiles need to be removed and replaced, but removing them is sometimes easier said than done. You’ll need a bit of force to pry out an old tile, but this can also result in breaking the tiles around it. All of a sudden, you’re replacing 3 or 4 tiles instead of just one. For tile roofing, we would definitely recommend consulting an expert, because there are just too many things that can go wrong, even if you do manage to find the correct tiles to replace broken ones with, which can be a hassle in itself for older homes.