Concrete roof tiles rank among the most durable and long-lasting roofing options for both residential and commercial homes. Despite this, they are not immune to the ravages of time and weather, and their resilience often works against them as it’s not often obvious that they’re suffering from damage.
Timberline Roofing & Contracting, your local roofing and siding contractors, shares care and maintenance tips for concrete tile roofs.
Clean the Roof Surface
Concrete tiles are well-known for their ability to shed water naturally thanks to their high water resilience. Despite this, they can easily become breeding spots for algae when not properly cleaned. These algae will eventually die and become black stains which, while harmless to the roof, are very unsightly to look at and can easily be seen from the street.
When washing your concrete roof, simply spray the surface with warm water mixed with a light dish detergent. Avoid using pressure washers to avoid unintentionally damaging the roof and compromising your roof insurance claim.
Get Rid of Twigs and Leaves
Roof debris, such as leaves, twigs and branches, are far from harmless. They can scratch and puncture the surface of the roof when carried by the wind while leaves can cause moisture damage when they rot. To avoid premature wear and tear, make it a point to get rid of any debris from your concrete tile roofing.
Schedule an Inspection
The durability of concrete roof tiles mean that the warning signs that something might be wrong aren’t always obvious. In fact, most tile roofing problems manifest within and only become noticeable when it’s too late.
If you suspect that something’s amiss with your roof, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your local roofing contractor. Ideally, inspections should be done at least once every two or three months, but don’t stave off an inspection if your home has recently experienced harsh weather conditions.
Addressing roofing problems when they are still small and easier to handle can save you money on maintenance and repair in the long run. At Timberline Roofing & Contracting, we’ll make sure your concrete roof tile always stays in excellent condition.
From roof repair to installing replacement windows, you can count on us to provide you excellent workmanship in every project. You can reach us at (612) 284-5329 or (507) 396-4412 to learn more about our services. We are local roofing and siding contractors serving homeowners throughout Minneapolis, MN.