You may have purchased a tile roof because it’s low maintenance or because it lasts a long time. However, low maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance and a long-life expectancy only comes when you properly maintain your roof. If you’re not taking care of your tile roofing, you shouldn’t expect it to look great or protect your home as it should. Here are some tips regarding tile roof maintenance and some times your tile roofing company can help.
Keep it Clean
Of course, this is something you can do, however, you may not want to. If you can keep it clean without walking on it, go for it. However, if you need to walk on your roof to get to all the debris, you may want to leave it to the experts, especially if you have clay tile. Clay tiles are especially fragile and if you don’t walk on them the right way, they will crack or break leading to an expensive repair.
Sometimes a tile looks askew. If you notice this on your roof, you probably want to call your tile roofing company for repair. Although it’s not always a sign that you also have a roof leak, the sooner you get this attended to, the less likely a leak will occur.
This rarely happens with concrete roof tiles but clay tiles fade in the Florida sun. If you notice your tile has faded and you’d like to bring it back to it’s original (or another) color, you may be able to apply a tile roof coating. Your can choose a tile roof coating that just changes or enhances the color of your roof or one that also seals small cracks in your tile.
Clean Your Gutters
We can’t say it enough, your gutters are an important part of your roofing system. If they are clogged and water backs up onto your roof, you will end up with an issue. Keeping your gutter clean helps prevent many problems from staining and streaking down the side of your home to foundation and landscaping damage.
If you’re looking for a professional tile roofing company to help you with a roof repair, replacement or just want some maintenance, call Suncoast Roofing Solutions at (813) 283-2544. We’re local, licensed and experienced in all types of tile roofing. We also offer a proprietary tile roof coating product and can provide an evaluation of your roof and let you know if we can install it on yours.