For example, asphalt shingles are maintained differently from concrete tile roofs. If you are having a concrete tile roof installed, the roof company will generally let you know the type of maintenance it will require every year.
The amount of time between each type of maintenance may vary depending upon your roof’s particular needs in relation to where your house is located.
Here are some of the best ways to properly take care of a concrete tile roof to ensure it lasts its entire service life.
Regular Inspections and Maintenance
Although you can take care of a roof on your own, it is important to have a roof company inspect it regularly. Roofs are normally inspected every year to determine if some sort of repair must be done to prevent further issues.
Roof maintenance does not have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, if it is done regularly, you will probably save money.
Delaying inspections, maintenance, and repair can only mean more expensive problems down the line.
In between professional inspections, it is also a good idea to look for any visible damage to your roof.
If there are any chips, cracks, or wear, you will likely need to have the tiles that are affected replaced.
Buffing The Tiles
It is normal for concrete tiles to experience some buildup over time, which is from the concrete itself. The best way to remove buildup is to take a clean wet rag and buff the tiles.
As tempting as it may be, do not use a pressure washer or the tiles could break. Remember to walk carefully whenever on roofs as you do not want to fall off or go through the structure.
Speedy Tile Replacement
When you notice tiles that have broken or are missing, the best idea is to call a roof company to replace them immediately.
Neglecting this problem can lead to leaks, mold, and structural damage. Roofs with missing or broken tiles and shingles become much more vulnerable to extreme weather.
Concrete tile roofs need to be maintained just like any other roof, albeit with a little more care.
One good way to ensure that your yearly maintenance happens is to call a roof company to take care of all that must be done to a roof.