Even a roof made from clay tiles is durable, but it still needs to be maintained. It is important to make sure they are taken care of from time to time.
Cleaning Your Roof
Clay tiles require little maintenance. However, they should be cleaned regularly to preserve their original appeal.
A power washer can be used to remove dirt and grime. Be careful not to direct the nozzle washer too closely to tiles, as this could cause damage. However, algae is more difficult to remove. Warm water and mild dish soap are sufficient to get rid of algae.
Sealant can be applied to tiles to prevent dirt accumulation.
Do not walk on clay tiles
Although tile roofing is durable against wear and tear, they are not able to withstand external pressure. Clearing fallen tree branches from your roof is a job that requires you to be careful.
Schedule Periodic Roof Inspects
However, clay tile roofs are bound to suffer some damage over time. Although relatively minor cracks may not be visible from the ground, they can cause moisture damage if left untreated. To prevent minor damage from getting worse, it is important to have your roof inspected by a professional.
Only a certified and experienced contractor should replace your tiles. Uncertified contractors could make unnecessary movements and cause damage to your roof. Experienced roofing contractors will be able to recognize the fragility of clay tiles under pressure and take the necessary precautions in order to prevent damage to your roof.
Reggie Reed Roofing is a GAF Master Elite(r), contractor that offers a wide range of premium roofing options. These include tile and flat roofing. Contact us today! We offer services to homeowners across Florida.
This post was written by Reggie Reed! Reggie is a state-certified roofing contractor and co-owner of Reggie Reed Roofing. He is a 4th generation roofing contractor. RR Roofing offers a wide variety of roofing services for residential homes, apartment complexes, condos, commercial buildings, churches, and more. Reggie enjoys dedicating his spare time to helping underprivileged youth in his community and traveling with his family and friends.