Tile roofing has been a popular choice for centuries because of its appeal and low-maintenance requirements. It’s commonly seen on homes in warmer places like California. However, this type of roofing is also quite adaptable; it works great in any climate.
Ideally, the maintenance of your tile roof should be done by a professional. But it’s also important to be aware of the basic things you need to do to keep your tile roof in tiptop condition.
In this article, Texas Traditions Roofing, a local company specializing in roof replacement, discusses various ways you can maintain your tile roof.
Cleaning will prevent dirt and other debris from building up on your roof. You can use a power washer to clean the surface of the tiles. However, make sure you’re not spraying too close to the tiles. If algae and other dirt are present, you can remove them using warm water and a mild dish detergent. You should also consider applying sealant to prevent mold and algae.
Clay tiles are essentially fired clay, and this makes them prone to leaks and cracks. Make it a point to inspect your roof for leaks and broken tiles once a year. If you notice this kind of damage on your tile roof, hire a roofer who’s qualified to carry out the necessary roof repair.
3. Do Not Walk on Your Tile Roof
Roof tiles usually have a concave shape, so stepping on them could potentially crack the tiles. This is one of the reasons why it’s best to leave the job to professionals. With their training and experience, they would know the best and safest way to approach and reach certain areas on your roofing.
Texas Traditions Roofing is one of the most reputable residential and commercial roofing contractors in the area. Our services include roof maintenance, repair and replacement. Call us at (512) 942-0427 or fill out our contact form to request a free consultation. We serve customers in Waco, TX, and the surrounding areas.