One of the best attributes of a clay tile roof is its minimal maintenance requirements. As a homeowner, you don’t have to worry about keeping it in good condition every month. Then again, a clay tile roof is not something you should neglect completely. Being proactive with your roof upkeep allows you to enjoy its numerous benefits, including top-notch durability and excellent weather resistance. Here are some basic care and maintenance tips to keep in mind:
Remove Roof Debris
As refreshing as a gust of wind can be, it can cause leaves and other debris to end up on your clay tile roof and land in your gutters. Be sure to remove them as soon as possible, especially after bad weather clears out in your area. The longer the pieces of debris stay on your roof, the more likely it is for water runoff to back up and cause leaks. Also, trim back overhanging branches that are already touching your home exteriors to lessen the amount of debris you need to deal with.
Schedule Bi-Annual Roof Inspections
It is never a good idea to attempt a visual inspection on your clay tile roof by climbing onto it using a ladder. While you can do so from a vantage point on the ground with a pair of binoculars, you’d want a more thorough check to determine if it needs some repairs. To protect yourself and your investment, you must work with a reliable roofing contractor who can identify even the smallest cracks in one of the clay tiles.
Clean the Roof Surface
Over time, your clay tile roof may become discolored due to the elements. Algae, in particular, tends to grow quickly and easily on it. Fortunately, you can get rid of unsightly streaks or stains on the roof surface by washing them off using a low-powered washer and a mixture of water and detergent. It is not advisable to go with a high-powered washer or spray for this home-maintenance task because it can break or fracture the clay tile pieces.
A Crown Roofing & Construction offers high-quality exterior and interior home improvements for homeowners in the local area. Our team has the skills and experience to install any roofing system you may be interested in. Call (904) 619-8790 or fill out our contact form to request a quote.