Tips on How to Maintain Your Tile Roof & Extend the Lifespan
Kerry Roofing installs thousands of tile roofs for residential and commercial roofs in SWF due to their durability, energy efficiency, and aesthetic appeal. Even though tile roofing is one of the best options, just like other roofing material, they require regular maintenance to ensure they last for decades. In this blog, we will provide you with some maintenance tips to
help extend the lifespan of your tile roof!
1. Regular Inspections are Key
The first step in maintaining your tile roof is to regularly inspect your roof. We recommend inspecting your roof at least twice a year, preferably in the spring and fall. During these inspections, look for cracked or damaged tiles, loose or missing mortar, and any signs of leaks. Early detection can prevent small issues from turning into costly repairs. If you would like us to handle your inspections for you, give us a call now!
2. Clean Your Tile Yearly
Florida’s warm climate can speed the growth of algae, moss, and debris on your tile roof. Consider hiring our professionals to perform an annual roof cleaning. These unwanted elements not only affect your roof’s appearance but can also compromise its integrity over time. We will safely remove dirt, moss, and debris without causing damage to the tiles.
3. Trim Overhanging Tree Branches
If you have trees near your home in Florida, be sure to trim any overhanging branches you see above your roof. Falling leaves or branches can damage your tiles and potentially lead to water leaking issues. Keeping trees at a safe distance from your roof will reduce the risk of damage to your tile roof.
4. Quickly Replace Damaged Tiles
One of the best aspects of owning a tile roof is the capability of replacing individual tiles. If you notice any cracked, chipped, or broken tiles during your roof inspections, it is important to replace them quickly. Damaged tiles allow water to come through your roof underlayment and structure, leading to costly repairs in the future.
5. Re-Seal Flashings and Vents
Flashing and vents are important components of your tile roof that may develop leaks over time. Checking the sealant around these areas will help to ensure it remains in good condition. If you start noticing cracks or gals, we must reseal them to prevent water infiltration.
6. Hire a Professional for Major Repairs
While many maintenance tasks can be handled by the homeowner, it is essential to hire our professional roof technicians for any major repairs or inspections. We have the expertise and experience to identify and fix any underlying issues that may not be apparent to homeowners.
Regularly maintaining your tile roof is essential for extending the lifespan of your roof in SWF. By following these tips and investing in our professional inspections when needed, you can enjoy the beauty and durability of your tile roof for many years to come. A well-maintained tile roof not only protects your home but will also add value to your property.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your tile roof, don’t hesitate to call Kerry Roofing! Our expert team of roof technicians is here to help you keep your tile roof looking its best. We service areas all over SWF including: Golden Gate, Lely Resort, Marco Island, Naples, North Naples, Pelican Bay, Vineyards, Fort Myers, Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Lehigh Acres, and more!