A tile roof is a beautiful addition to any home. It increases curb appeal and gives quality protection against damage. However, just as with any roofing material, it requires regular maintenance to stay in top shape. Having regular inspections can ensure your defenses are always ready for the next storm, but there are also some things you can do to keep your system healthy. We’ve compiled a small list of maintenance you can complete your tile roof.
Tile Roof Maintenance
Keeping Tiles Clean – While these roofing materials are a beautiful addition to any home, one issue that you have to be careful of is algae growth. The best way to prevent this is by cleaning the tiles regularly. To do this, you may choose to use a pressure washer or handwash them. Using a pressure washer is efficient but you must be careful to aim the water indirectly at the tiles. If you handwash them, you can use a towel and simple solution of mild dish detergent and water.
Remove Debris – Debris can damage your tiles and allow water to collect along the surface, making it a hospitable environment for algae. It can then collect in your gutters, clogging them and preventing water from being carried away. Take care to remove any plant materials and debris that had been thrown onto your roofing system to prevent this from happening. Check your gutters for clogs and leaves, removing these as well.
Inspection and Repair – Finally, have a professional inspect and repair your tile roof. A roofer can identify any damaged tiles and hidden issues with your roof. From there they can replace broken tiles and repair any structural damage, restoring your roofing systems defenses and preventing further damage to your home.
B & W Roofing and Construction is always available to provide quality residential and commercial roofing services for you in San Antonio, TX. Call us at (210) 610-8558 today and get started on your tile roofing repair!