If you have a tile roof, you already have one of the most reliable roofs possible. When installed correctly, tile roofing will last you for many years - when you’re using materials like concrete, clay, and terracotta, your roof is less likely to rot or be seriously damaged due to fire.

Even with these benefits, tile roofing isn’t perfect. Though your tile roof can last decades, you still may need to replace individual tiles or entire sections. Roof tiles are heavier than asphalt shingles, so you’ll need to make sure your roof can support the weight in the first place. Once the tile is in place, it’s one of the most durable materials you can have, but it’s still susceptible to heavy wind. If you’ve experienced a hurricane, for example, you’ll want a professional inspection to ensure nothing has cracked. If you do have a broken tile, an installer can usually replace it individually or by square, which is much cheaper than replacing an entire roof!

Thankfully, those of us in Florida don’t often have to deal with ice forming on our roofs, but this is another weather phenomenon that can cause icicles to form and potentially cause roof leaks.

You also will need to replace your underlayment, or the material beneath your roofing, at least once every 10 years. If you don’t keep up with your underlayment, you run the risk of your entire roof becoming unstable, and it may leak and cause other problems as a result.