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How Long Should a Tile Roof Last?

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From Simi Valley to Moorpark, Thousand Oaks to Camarillo, and Oxnard to Ventura, each one of these cities has something in common—thousands of tile roofs. If you are one of the thousands who has a tile roof, you may be wondering how long will your tile roof last and at what point do you need to replace your roof. While the tile may last forever, the felt underlayment beneath the tile (which is the waterproofing membrane) will age and eventually, deteriorate. Generally speaking, homes with a tile roof should not experience roof leaks until they are approximately 25 to 30 years old. Roofs installed in the early 2000s and before have an asphalt-based felt underlayment. As the years pass, and especially during the hotter months, the asphalt in the felt slowly bakes out and leads to cracking. After it rains, the roof tiles will shed most of the water, but…

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