Spanish-style clay roofing tiles can be quite an investment up front. You want to get the most out of your clay tile roof, as you would with any investment. Installing clay roofing tiles is one of the best choices you can make for your home. The tiles are highly durable and handle weather quite well, especially in coastal areas. They also don’t require too much maintenance.
Spanish roof tiles are popular in warmer climates like Florida. As a result of these factors, taking the extra time to maintain your clay tile roof is worth it. We’ll go through some of the benefits of roof maintenance and how you can keep your Spanish roof tiles in top shape.
Elite Remodeling Services offers comprehensive residential and commercial roofing services, including roofing system maintenance. Give us a call at (904) 657-8383 to schedule your free inspection.
Benefits of Maintaining Your Spanish Tile Roof
There are several benefits to regular roof maintenance, no matter what roof style you have installed on your home. Some of the best benefits of maintaining your Spanish clay roof tiles are as follows.
With proper care and maintenance, your Spanish roof tiles could last around 50 years or more, making them one of the most durable options for roofing. Humid, salty climates can significantly damage asphalt roof shingles and metal roofs. However, clay tiles handle salty air well, and their heavier weight and strength make them a better option for areas prone to hurricane weather.
Halt Damage in Its Tracks
With regular maintenance, you can catch minor damages like broken tiles or cracks and easily have the affected tiles fixed before it becomes a significant issue. Keeping an eye on your roof for minor faults like this can save you hundreds of dollars in roof repair. Call Elite
Remodeling Services for quick and easy tile replacement if you notice cracked or broken tiles.
One drawback of clay roof tiles is that they can attract algae growth. This, too, can be easily remedied. You can limit and remove any algae clinging to your tiled roof by pressure washing your roof with a mild dish soap solution. Keep the pressure washer on the lowest setting and avoid spraying the tiles head on to prevent cracking.
Maintaining Your Clay Tile Roof
Maintenance of your Spanish roof tiles doesn’t have to be complicated. With these simple solutions, you can keep your clay tile roof in excellent shape for years to come.
Booking an annual inspection can go a long way in extending the life of your Spanish-style clay roof. The skilled team of contractors at Elite
Remodeling Services proudly serves locations all over Northeast Florida. With yearly inspections, we can easily catch and repair any issues that may arise with your roof. We recommend scheduling your assessment in the spring or fall before the harsher weather of the summer and winter seasons.
Keeping Your Roof Clean
Regularly cleaning your roof, both from algae as instructed above and from general debris, can prevent more significant problems from arising. Keeping leaves and tree branches off your roof and adequately cleaning away dirt and debris will prevent severe damage to your clay tiles. You’ll also be able to avoid leaks and backed-up gutters that could cause water damage over time.
Stay Safe or Call the Pros
When performing routine home maintenance like cleaning your roof, it’s essential to take safety measures before and during the process.
When working on top of the roof, always have another person with you on the ground to prevent a dangerous fall. Clay tiles can be particularly hazardous when wet, so take extra precautions if washing your roof while walking on it.
Quality Roofing Services in Northeast Florida
Elite Remodeling Services is one of the top-rated roofers in Northeast Florida, serving St. Johns, Flagler, Clay, Duval, and Volusia counties. For over 20 years, we have worked hard to provide quality craftsmanship and customer service to our local community and make a difference.
If you’re looking for roofing services, there’s no better place to go. We are happy to offer free inspections to new customers; book yours today! Give us a call at (904) 657-8383 for a quote on your roofing project.