Concrete tile roofs are among the most resilient and durable of all roofing options, which is why it’s a popular choice among homeowners and commercial property owners alike. It’s sheer durability and resilience, however, doesn’t mean it’s immune to damage and these still require regular care, maintenance, and hail damage repair.
In this post, Wortham Bros., Inc shares tips to keep in mind when caring for concrete tile roofs.
Concrete tiles boast high resistance to water damage but even if they naturally shed water, they easily become hotbeds for algae. These often manifest as black stains that, while completely harmless to the roof, are very noticeable from the curb and unsightly.
Avoid using pressure washers though. Instead, simply spray warm water mixed with a bit of dish detergent to keep the roof spotless and clean.
Although concrete tiles seldom require wind damage repair, you may suddenly require them if there are lots of debris on the surface of the roof. Things like branches and twigs may seem harmless, but these can damage the roof as it’s pushed or carried away by the wind – scraping the waterproofing granules off the concrete tile. Make it a point to remove these along with leaves and any other debris that may end up on the roof.
Schedule Regular Inspections
The durability and resilience of concrete tiles often works against you since it’s very difficult to tell if the roof is suffering from problems if you’re just looking at it from the curb. We recommend you schedule regular inspections during spring and fall as these are critical, transitionary moments during the seasons.
Whether it’s for a roof repair emergency or general inspections, you can count on our team from Wortham Bros., Inc. to provide you excellent roofing services. We’ll make sure your concrete roof tiles stay in great condition so you can take full advantage of its many benefits. Get in touch with us at (972) 960-3135 or fill out our contact form to learn more.