All roofing systems must be properly maintained to ensure their long-term performance, and a concrete tile roof is no exception. It is built to resist severe weather and has been proven to withstand winds of up to 150 mph. With correct installation and annual maintenance, it can add a layer of built-in protection for your home.
Safe Harbor Exteriors, one of the leading local roofers in the area, shares the steps on how to properly maintain your concrete tile roof.
1. Schedule regular inspections.
Roofing inspections are best scheduled during the fall and/or spring each year. The pros are highly trained to identify even the most minor cracks, chips, and bruises in the tiles that can worsen when exposed to inclement weather.
2. Clean the concrete tile roof surface.
Concrete tiles are a breeding ground for algae. A low-pressure stream of warm water from a garden hose is enough to remove organic growth on the surfaces of the tiles. Be sure to add a touch of mild dish detergent to make the cleaning easier.
3. Remove any debris on the roof and gutters.
Removal of debris from your concrete tile roof and gutters must be done regularly to avoid clogs that may cause water to back up and leak inside your home. If the trees around your home have branches that extend toward the roof surface, make sure to safely trim them. Don’t risk your safety if you’re going to use a ladder to reach the roof, however. Ask help from a roofing pro who can do it for you.
4. Tackle repairs immediately.
Have the roofer repair or replace any broken or missing tiles and flashing as soon as these problems are identified. This way, you can prevent water damage from compromising the structural integrity of the other areas of your home.
With our expertise in roof repair and replacement, you can have peace of mind knowing that Safe Harbor Exteriors can deliver top-notch results. Call us today at (913) 553-3620 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve residents of Shawnee, KS, and the surrounding areas.