How much does tile roof repair cost?
How much does tile roof repair cost?
$5 – $25 average cost per square foot for repairs
$500 – $2,500 average cost to repair
$2,500 – $5,000 tile roof restoration cost
Tile roof repair cost
Tile roof repair costs $5 to $25 per square foot or $500 to $2,500 on average to fix slipped, loose, broken, missing, or leaking tiles. Tile roof restoration costs $2,500 to $5,000 for more complex repairs. In comparison, a complete tile roof replacement costs $10,000 to $26,000.
|National average cost||$1,500|
|Average range||$500 to $2,500|
Tile roof repair cost by problem
Tile roof repair costs depend on the damage type and extent. Repairing a tile roof typically costs more than repairing other roofs because the tiles themselves are more expensive, and additional tiles may break and need replacing during the repair.
|Problem||Average repair cost|
|Missing or broken tiles||$60 – $125 per tile|
|Damaged flashing||$200 – $1,700|
|Leaking roof||$200 – $900|
|Roof sealing||$500 – $2,000|
|Sagging roof||$500 – $2,250|
|Slipped or loose tiles||$300 – $750|
|Underlayment replacement||$1,100 – $9,000|
|Retile entire roof||$10,500 – $62,500|
Some roofing companies charge a $300 to $500 minimum job fee for roof repairs.
Handyman prices are $50 to $80 per hour for minor repairs, such as one loose, unbroken tile in an easily accessible area with no underlayment damage.
Slipped or loose roof tiles repair cost
The cost to repair a slipped roof tile is $300 to $750 on average, depending on the tile type, accessibility, and whether the exposed underlayment needs repair. Loose tiles result from extreme weather, pests, age, and long-term sun and heat exposure.
Multiple loose or slipped tiles may indicate the roof needs replacing.
Missing or broken roof tile repair cost
Missing roof tile repair costs $60 to $125 per tile when the repair involves fixing or replacing only the tiles themselves. Repairs involving underlayment and decking damage cost more. The tile type, material, location on the roof, breakage extent, and roof slope impact the total repair cost.
Tile roof adhesive may fix tiles with tiny cracks or cracked corners.
Tiles cracked the full length or width of the tile require replacement.
Consider replacing the roof if 20% to 30% of the roof tiles need repair.
Tile roof leak repair cost
Tile roof leak repair costs $200 to $900 on average, depending on the tile material, leak location, and damage extent. Common causes of tile roof leaks include broken or slipped tiles leaving the underlayment exposed or debris buildup in roof valleys causing water backup under tiles.
Cost to fix a tile roof by material and type
Fixing roof tiles costs $7 to $25 per square foot on average when replacing the tiles, depending on the material. Concrete tiles are the cheapest to replace. Repairing terracotta and slate tiles cost the most because these tiles are the most expensive.
Tile roof repair cost by material
Tile roof repair costs $3 to $13 per square foot for the materials alone, depending on the tile type and damage. Repair costs decrease when tiles are repairable and don't need replacing.
|Type||Material prices per square foot||Installed cost per square foot|
|Concrete tile roof cost||$3.00 – $5.00||$7.00 – $19.00|
|Clay tile roof cost||$3.00 – $11.00||$8.00 – $25.00|
|Terracotta tile roof cost||$4.00 – $13.00||$9.00 – $26.00|
|Slate roof cost||$4.00 – $12.00||$10.00 – $30.00|
|Solar tile roof cost||$3.30 – $8.60 per watt||$19.00 – $31.00|
Tile roof restoration cost
The average cost of tile roof restoration is $2,500 to $5,000 and typically includes fixing minor repairs, replacing missing or broken tiles, cleaning gutters and valleys, power washing, and applying a protective coating. Restoration is common for roofs with fire or storm damage but still in overall good condition.
Tile roof restoration improves a roof's energy efficiency and overall health and may extend its life by up to 15 years.
Hire a company specializing in both restoration and replacement to inspect and determine the best option.
Cost to replace tile roof underlayment
Replacing tile roof underlayment costs $0.75 to $4.00 per square foot on average for labor and materials, depending on the type, roof size, and condition. Most roof underlayment needs replacing after 20 to 30 years.
|Type||Price per square foot*|
|Felt||$0.05 – $0.15|
|Synthetic / Polypropylene||$0.10 – $0.35|
|Rubber (SBS)||$0.20 – $0.90|
*Not including installation.
Some roofers call underlayment replacement a "lift and relay" because it involves removing the tiles and relaying them after replacing the underlayment layer. Annual inspections and ongoing routine maintenance extend the underlayment's life.
Tile roof replacement or retiling
Tile roof replacement costs $10,500 to $62,500, depending on the tile type and material, location, and roof size and complexity. The price to retile a roof typically includes removing and disposing of the old tile, installing a new underlayment, and installing new tiles.
A structural engineer charges $100 to $220 per hour to inspect the home before replacing a roof with new, heavier tile.
Roof truss replacement costs $5 to $14 per square foot of roof area.
Consider a complete tile roof replacement when replacing more than 20% to 30% of the tiles.
Purchase an extra square (100 square feet) of tiles when installing a new tile roof so matching tiles are on hand for future repairs.
Cost factors to repair a tile roof
The following factors affect the cost of repairing a tile roof:
Damage size and type – The larger the area needing repair, the more material and labor required. Damage spreading under the tiles and through the underlayment costs more than damage limited to just the surface.
Tile type & material – Replacing broken concrete tiles is cheaper than replacing broken terracotta or slate tiles.
Accessibility – Roof repair on a multi-story home or a steep-sloped roof costs more because it takes longer and requires more equipment and safety measures.
Labor – Roofing contractors charge $50 to $100 per hour on average to repair a tile roof.
Old tile removal – Removing and disposing of old tile costs $1 to $3+ per square foot.
Tile roof maintenance cost
Tile roof maintenance costs depend on the tile material, location, and site conditions. Tile roofs are low maintenance, but they still accumulate debris in gutters and valleys and require maintenance to ensure a long lifespan.
Roof cleaning costs $0.15 to $0.60 per square foot on average. Tile roofs require soft washing as high pressure may damage the tiles. Clean the roof every 2 years or more frequently in dust-prone or high-moisture areas to prevent debris, mold, and mildew buildup.
Tile roof sealing costs $500 to $2,000 or $1 to $4 per square foot, depending on the tile type, sealant, number of layers, accessibility, and prep work needed. Sealing concrete tiles is recommended for homes in extreme climates.
Tile roof painting costs $2 to $10 per square foot. Painting a tile roof may extend its life, depending on the tile material and the paint type used. Some materials, like slate, are best left unpainted.
A roof inspection costs $100 to $400. Inspect a tile roof at least every two years, simultaneously with roof cleaning, or sooner if damage is suspected after severe weather. Fixing broken tiles right away prevents more serious structural integrity problems.
Does homeowners insurance cover tile roof repairs?
Most homeowners insurance policies cover roof repair or replacement when the damage is due to weather or an accident. Homeowners insurance does not typically cover repairs for normal wear and tear.
Finding and hiring a tile roof repair contractor
Before hiring a tile local roof repair contractor, be sure to:
Check with your neighbors for roofing contractors they've been happy with.
Choose a contractor certified by the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRI) and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
Looks insured and bonded companies with at least 5 years of business history.
Get at least three in-person estimates to compare.
Browse their reviews on HomeGuide and Google.
Ask for a detailed estimate and warranty in writing.
Avoid the lowest quote as quality may suffer.
Never pay in full before the work begins.
Questions to ask
How long have you been in business?
Are you licensed, bonded, and insured?
Are you a member of the TRI or NRCA?
Can you provide references for me to contact?
Who will be doing the repairs? Have they been trained specifically for repairs on roof tile?
Should I get a roof restoration or a roof replacement, and why?
How much do you charge for a roof tune-up, and what is included?
If you find additional problems once you are on the roof, will you provide an updated estimate?
How long will the repair take? If it takes more than a day, how will the crew leave the job site at the end of the day?
Are the repairs warrantied? What does the warranty cover?
How do you dispose of materials taken off the roof during repair?
What is included in the estimate?
What additional costs might I expect?