Concrete tile roof is not only a cost-effective roofing solution but also a very durable and sophisticated roofing system. Moreover, its maintenance is minimal and is generally limited to gutters, venting and protrusion flashing. Moss and dirt build-up are amongst the most common. However, while concrete tiles are designed to be long lasting, their maintenance is of utmost importance to avoid major problems such as leaking roofs. Even more so, their upkeep also helps preserving the coloring of the tiles themselves which is a very important factor since concrete tile roofing is decorative.
Depending on climate conditions and weathering factors, concrete tile roofs generally vary in durability from 25 to 60 years. Its most common issue is moss and lichen growth. Both are attracted by moisture and thus should be removed, not only for protecting the tiles themselves but also for aesthetic reasons. Any overhanging trees should be cut and the roof should be washed with water and bleach solution which is available from hardware stores (do not add the bleaching solution if you collect rain water for drinking purposes).
Although concrete tiles are long lasting, even if properly installed they may get loose. Climate, weathering and erosion can cause tiles to break, but this can also be caused by simple walking on top of them. It is important to keep a watchful eye and step very carefully on the tiles. It is very important to replace any missing or damaged tiles to avoid the problem from spreading.
If you feel cleaning you gutters poses a safety issue for you, call a professional that is well known. If you are unsure of the condition of your roof, it is worth looking into. Don Schmidt Roofing would love to earn your trust and help you with your central Florida home/commercial roof repair or installation. Call us at 407.892.9884 today or contact us online at www.DonSchmidtRoofing.com. We are a local family owned business serving central Florida since 1988 and an Osceola county resident since 1959. Put your roofing project into the hands of a contractor you can trust.
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