It is well documented that concrete tile roofs are not only among the most durable roofing materials, but also inherently energy efficient and aesthetically stunning. However, like any roofing system, concrete tile roofs should be examined regularly to ensure they are performing at their best. Just like an automobile, your roof requires routine maintenance to remain in tiptop shape. Regular upkeep includes inspections, cleanings and any needed repairs.
With Spring cleaning around the corner, now is the perfect time to expand that “renewal” mentality and review how optimal your roofscape is operating by hiring a roofing professional to inspect your home and tend to any maintenance needed.
Inspections should be conducted in a routine manner to ensure that the roof is not only performing well against the elements, but within the rest of the roofing system as well. A roofing professional can examine the rooftop for cracked tile and drainage problems as well as visit the attic to check for leaks, damage and underlying issues with the underlayment, deck and other components that make up the whole system. At the end of the inspection, the contractor can provide a report on the condition of your roof, expected lifespan and estimates for essential repairs.
When it comes to cleaning your concrete tile roof, the process is relatively simple and straightforward. However, traversing across any roof is dangerous so we strongly recommend hiring a licensed, bonded and insured roofing contractor to clean your roof as they have the requisite experience walking on concrete roof tile and follow the necessary safety measures.
Before cleaning the tile, there are a few important recommendations to consider. Eagle Roofing Products suggests experts use a high-pressure power washer sprayer to clean the surface. It is also advised to only use water during the cleansing process and the water pressure should not exceed 1200 psi. A higher psi could affect the PH of the concrete tile and discolor the products appearance.
Whether you’re looking to rejuvenate the look of your home or interested in how well your roof is operating, a comprehensive inspection of your roofing system is the perfect place to begin routine maintenance.
Get started on your concrete tile roof maintenance by visiting the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance today to locate a certified tile roofing professional nearest you that provides inspection and cleaning services.